Robert Redford delivered a message Monday night to the next generation of activists: "Use your voice" to make a difference.
Redford delivered the keynote speech at Equality Utah's Allies Dinner, a gala fund-raiser for the LGBT-rights group that drew more than 2,000 supporters Monday night at the Salt Palace.
According to a report in Forbes.com, the actor-director-activist called discrimination in any form "un-American," as he touted the work done by the Utah-based Sundance Institute in championing the work of LGBT filmmakers.
He told the assembled crowd that Utah activists can have a national impact. "If we change discriminatory laws in Utah, it sets a benchmark for people in other states; it allows people to see what can be done," Redford said.