A brother and sister hug after they finish speaking to the crowd at the open mic portion of the event.
Casey and Rickie are fourteen and eight. Each child delivered an inspirational speech that left the audience in amazement.
Talking about the incoming administration Cassey says "I'm kind of astounded that so few people are rising up, because they should realize that these people are going to wreck their lives and their home. We need to stand up for each other, not just ourselves. Even if things aren't going so badly for you, think about how things are going for others. We have to work together if we're ever going to solve some of the problems that this world has. If we stand separately we're going to be shut down. We need to stand together to support the world that we want. The world that we need."
"People know that racism is wrong, but they feel it anyway -- they need something or someone to blame for what's not good in their life, so they just say, oh, let's blame the people who look different from us or who are different from us."
"We're turning a blind eye to the people who are destroying the government and the political process -- like what happened in North Carolina, where as soon as a Democratic governor got in power, the opposing party stripped them of many powers and then basically said that as soon as someone from their party gets elected, they'll give them back. These things are just happening, and people are just going on with life like nothing changed."
Casey's little sister Rickie say's that she is interested in the 2016 election because she has brown friends and she's afraid of might happen to Muslims and other brown people under a Trump presidency. She also expressed deep concerns about the global warming stating that it needs to be stopped.