my activism? Well, I see myself in all the people in the world who are suffering and who are very badly treated and who are often made to feel that they have no place on this Earth. And this Earth actually belongs to all of us. The universe belongs to all of us. And we mustn't forget it, you know. And I know firsthand how it feels when people tell you and make you think that, you know, they can have everything, they can have as much as they want, they can buy everything they desire, and you are supposed to have nothing. Well, this is not--it's not right, and we must not accept it.
from Democracy Now: Poet, Author Alice Walker Meets the Inner Journey with Global Activism in "The Cushion in the Road"
then The Palestinian Chronicle: Open Letter from Alice Walker to Alicia Keys