The Quotidian, August 25, 2010 ~ Changing the World

“If you don’t like the way the world is, you have an obligation to change it. Just do it one step at a time.” ~ Marian Wright Edelman (born June 6, 1939)

A reprise for Edelman, because I found her quotes so inspiring.

Edelman is an American activist and author. She is the author of several books, including The Measure of Our Success (1992) and her most recent, The Sea is so Wide and My Boat is so Small: Charting a Course for the Next Generation (2008). Edelman has won a number of awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship (“Genius Award”) (1985), the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism (1988), and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2000).

[Source: For quotation and for biographical information –  Wikipedia, accessed August 23-24, 2010].

It bears repeating (from yesterday’s edition of “The Quotidian”) that Edelman is founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund (1973), an organization advocating for children – especially poor, disabled, and minority children.

Here is the link to Children’s Defense Fund:

http://www.childrensdefense.org/

CDF is doing essential work. All children are our children. Please support the work of CDF!

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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