Monday, October 12, 2009

Just Keep Moving

"In America we have more riches than we know what to do with, yet we let millions of children go hungry, without shelter and other basic necessities. In a nation that has been blessed with a nine-trillion dollar economy, poverty is killing children, more slowly, but surely as guns. I am clear that if we do not save our children, we are not going to be able to save ourselves. Everybody needs to open up the envelope of their soul and get their orders from inside.  And nobody has ever said it was going to be easy. You don't have to see the whole stairway to take the first step. If you can't run, walk, if you can't walk, crawl, if you can't crawl, just keep moving. Just keep moving, Marian Wright Edelman, just keep moving."
- SECOND VOICE in the play Speak Truth to Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark adapted by Ariel Dorfman from the book by Kerry Kennedy.  Image of Human Rights Defender Marian Wright Edelman taken by Eddie Adams.

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