...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.)
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.