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The people’s champion of 2022, my daughter lives.
Momma y’all. OK, so.
I’m gonna be honest, when I first heard about this award, I was on the fence about whether I should accept. Because if I’m the people’s champ, I don’t need a.
People, you know what I’m saying?
I’m here tonight because.
To be an.
Icon isn’t about how long.
You’ve had your platform being an.
What you do?
And ever since the beginning of my career, I’ve.
Used my platform to amplify marginalized voices so.
Tonight I am sharing this honor. Make some noise for the people y’all. These are all activists and people that I think deserve this spotlight makes some noise for them right now. Yes.
I’m gonna say all.
Of their names. This is Marie Kopani, better known as Little Miss Flint. She spent the past eight years fighting to ensure everyone in Flint and in communities across the nation has access to safe drinking water. She’s only 15 years old. This is Shirley Raines. Through her organization, beauty to the streets, she makes the human connection with the unhoused people of Los Angeles and makes them feel.
Loved what they see in the mirror makes some noise. This is Yasmine Aker. She’s an Iranian American grassroots activist. She is a voice for the voiceless and.
Works with various.
Organizations supporting the Iranian women and people fight for freedom and democracy. This is Emiliano guereca.
If you’ve been to a woman’s March, she’s probably behind it. As the founder of the Women’s March Foundation, she helped amplify our voices. Meet Esther young Lim. She’s the author of the booklet how to report a hate crime and seeks to eradicate barriers and empower the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Here’s Felicia Farr montez. She’s a Chicana indigenous artist and activist, cofounder of the groundbreaking women’s collective.
Muhaddis de mais.
She has created a safe platform for indigenous women of color to express themselves. This is.
A professionally trained dancer who is making sure there’s space for transgender and nonbinary performers in the dance community.
Watch out for that big girl.
Meet Carol Roselle Smith, a member of the Chappaquiddick Wampanoag tribe. She works tirelessly to seek justice for black and indigenous communities and is fighting for land back and reparations. This is Maggie Morales and her sister Eva. Morales was a teacher in a hero who lost her life protecting her students during the school shooting in Uvalde, TX. Maggie is.
Fight. Against senseless and despicable gun violence, that has become far.
Makes them. I’d like you to meet Amelia Bono, co-founder of Shout Your Abortion, who was working to normalize abortion, increase awareness of abortion pills.
People to work in support of abortion access in their communities make some noise. Yeah, we feel going. This is Odelia Romero, an advocate and translator for the indigenous peoples from Mexico and Central America who are now living in the United States. Her woman LED organization, Cielo. Brings daily relief to her community in Los Angeles. Yes, me, meet Rabbi Tarlan rabbis today. She is committed.
To building a bridge.
Between Jewish people of all colors and backgrounds, and as an Iranian American, she is fighting to amplify the plight of the.
This is Sahar Peerzada, who was working on behalf of Muslim woman here in America to advance reproductive justice and protect the community.
Violence and oppressive systems. This is Sandy Moore, who works as a community health educator at Children’s Health Hospital in Los Angeles, giving.
Trans and gender.
Nonconforming youth. The tools they need to live their lives as they’re authentic selves. This is Crystal Echo Hawk, a member of the Pawnee nation of Oklahoma who seeks to amplify native voices through her organization, ILLUMINATIVE. She disrupts the invisibility of native peoples here in.
Meet Reshma Saujani, who is advocating.
Moms as a founder.
Of the Marshall.
Plan for moms. She fights for paid family leave, affordable childcare and equal pay for all.
Is Tamika Palmer. She fights in honor of the memory of her daughter, Brianna Taylor. Say her name. Who was killed in the act of police violence? The Brianna Taylor Foundation has and will continue to focus on pursuing justice for Brianna. Give them their flowers. Power will always be shut up, people.
Thank you so much people.
Choice. Follow them, follow them and.