“We’re not interested in giving more money to law enforcement to do a job that is about harming and violated communities. We’re interested in taking away that power so that we can put power into places that will empower our communities.”
“How is this happening? How is this possible that people can send really specific death threats and that there is nothing being done? This project started so I could understand why and how that was happening. What were the systems that were allowing this to proliferate?”
“Everything I have ever done has sprung from my passion for social justice. And I am a very practical person. I don’t just want to talk about gender parity and social justice—I want to foster real results.”
“I was reading all this stuff about feminism every day and trying to think about these large questions and I thought, what’s a comedic take on it?”
“Julie White, who plays Nancy Kohler, came to our final production in New York, and she came backstage in tears and said: ‘This play makes me want to be a better person.’ And I think that is what it’s all about.”
Macfarlane’s latest documentary, “Untouchable,” rewinds the clock on the #MeToo movement’s viral explosion—exposing the institutions and individuals who enabled Harvey Weinstein’s career of sexual misconduct, and mapping its impact on women’s lives.
“The telling of stories is a really powerful kind of activism—it allows you to empathize, to put yourself in others’ shoes.”
As a systems change consultant, Shah has asked tough questions about domestic violence against women—and the relationships between structural, state, community and interpersonal violence—and then provided transformative research and strategies. Shah’s poetry asks hard questions, too.
“It’s always a problem of calling attention to the discrimination that exists and then also not wanting to have to think about gender anymore. Yeah, that would be great, but we’re not there yet.”
RALIANCE firmly believes sport is part of the solution to ending sexual violence in one generation—and so does the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, who helped a network of 30,000 soccer coaches across the U.S. better understand sexual violence and prevention and have access to solutions for their teams.