Actor, musician, and now Academy Award®  winner Jared Leto, used the spotlight after winning his supporting actor Oscar®  for “Dallas Buyers Club,” this past Sunday evening to highlight the struggle of pro-democracy activists in Ukraine and Venezuela. Below is the quote:

To all the dreamers out there around the world watching this tonight in places like Ukraine and Venezuela, I want to to say we are here, and as you struggle to make your dreams happen and live the impossible, we are thinking of you tonight.”

His words also resonate with the work of present day human rights defenders in Cuba, a closed totalitarian state whose people have been facing similar challenges for over half a century.

If you want to help the Cuban people have a voice and the opportunity to be exposed to moments such as Jared Leto’s Oscar speech, visit Connectcuba.org and learn how you can get involved today.

For a full transcript of Jared Leto’s speech, as he wrote it, click here.