2017 Significant Speeches/Videos

Below is a list of significant videos from 2017 and links to other years.  If you know of more videos that should be on this list please email responsibleconsumer1@gmail.com.


Kyla Jenée Lacey – “White Privilege” @WANPOETRY

John Oliver Accurately Explaining Trump’s “dog whistle politics” media strategies, of “delegitimizing the medial, what-aboutism, and trolling”

Boston counter protest to a white supremacy rally

After a white supremacist during a  “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville ran a car into anti-white supremacist protestors, killing one person and injuring 20, activist decide to tear down a Confederate statue in Durham, NC as an act of civil disobedience against the government sanctioned rewriting of American history

Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s 2017 address on the importance of the removal of four New Orleans confederate statues, against active and violent resistance , created in the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy” White Washing Era

Constituent reacts at a Townhall for GOP Representative Tom MacArthur, who authored the MacArthur Amendment, which allowed the the 2017 GOP Healthcare Bill that cut 800 billion in medicaid for rich tax cuts, to move forward by allowing states to overturn ACA (Obamacare) protections, such as the ban on insurance companies using pre-exisitng conditions to charge high rates, drop and refuse coverage.

Sabaah Folayan’s documentary “Whose Streets?” about the black resistance against the systemic racial suppression of the Ferguson Police & US police system

Activist Valarie Kaur Speech at the National Moral Revival Poor People’s Campaign Social Justice Watch Night Service

Speech from Saru Jayaraman from Restaurant Opportunity Center (ROC) and their campaign, One Fair Wage Campaign talking about Restaurant Worker Rights

The Daily Show pointing out the racial hypocrisy, the same racial hypocrisy that has followed Obama for his entire presidency, for judging Obama for giving a paid Wall Street speech after his presidency, when every white president has done the same, including some of them during and before their presidency.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Warns the Rising GOP Science Denial Could ‘Dismantle’ Democracy

Rev. William Barber, founder of Moral Mondays, Speech at 2017 United Steelworkers Convention

Daniel Weingarten confronting the white backlash against “Dear White People“, the Netflix Show based on the 2014 movie,  and the need to recognize the US is not a post racial society and we need to continue to seek out other perspectives.

Will Evans “Water is Life” Video Inspired by the Standing Rock Pipeline Protest

Urgent Message from Standing Rock as Police Surround Their Camp

Leah Penniman (Soulfire Farm) speaks at the Holyoke Food Justice Conference

Don Lemon Shuts Down Trump’s Fake News Propaganda

Rev. William Barber, founder of Moral Mondays, speech about hope in the face of a Racist Trump presidency

“Stranger Things” SAG awards acceptance speech during nationwide protests against Trump’s Muslim Immigration and Refugee Ban

Poet Nina Mariah reading her poem, “Nasty Women” which became a highlight speech of the 2017 DC Women’s March

Short clip of the life of the 16 year old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi and her activist family living under Israel occupation. Ahed was sentenced to 8 months for slapping a Israel soldier after they shot her 15 year old cousin in the head.  Read about the Palestinian struggles and resistance here.

MILCK singing “I cant Keep Quiet” at the 2017 Women’s March on Washington

Maya Angelou, “And Still I Rise” remastered for the 2017 Skoll World Forum

Inside the organization of Black Lives Matter‘s inauguration day protests

One of the many remixes of Richard Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute, a white nationalist think-tank who has been organizing Neo-Nazi rallies in support of  Trump’s Election, gets punched by a Black Bloc protestor

Deconstructing White Privilege with Dr. Robin DiAngelo

Ohio Democrat Senator Nina Turner speech at MLK Jr. Memorial


Additional Amazing Videos from Other Years


2018 Significant Speeches/Videos

2016 Significant Speeches/Videos

Click for a list of inspirational videos, pictures and quotes before 2016

If you know of any other great speech/video moments from any year please send via email to theresponsibleconsumer1@gmail.com