...Yet, the fierce urgency of now calls us from
despair, urges us claim no more than our share.
Lucent with renewal, we will not ignore the damage
deepening in our land. Dry self-seeking needs love to
moisten us to malleable shape. Hands together,
pushing on the universe’s moral arm, we can help it
bend toward justice.
--Susan Shaw Sailer
Part of a poem written for the Morgantown Seventh Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Celebration, “Hand in Hand, Together We Can”, 2013. Three phrases in the final two
stanzas are drawn from writings and speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Full poem here.)
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Sharley for being our group leader on this.
The Community Coalition for Social Justice (CCSJ) brings
together people from the Morgantown and nearby areas,
including religious organizations, faculty and staff of area
schools and the University, labor unions, and community advocacy
organizations to promote social justice in our community.