(Editor's note: This was one of the responses to a prompt by author Jo Knowles who led a workshop Feb. 3 as part of a Dartmouth College-YWP collaboration around the Fierce Urgency of Now.)
Daily Challenges: A new idea to explore and create each day. Use sound and photos, too!
THANK YOU for your submissions to this challenge! Keep them coming! Because 'the fierce urgency of now' continues every day, we want to hear your voices!
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More will be published in coming issues, so keep writing!
What needs action now? This writing challenge is inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who denounced the Vietnam War in a powerful speech on April 4, 1967:
- We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late.
As you think of his words, as you look around at your own world today, what issues do you think require immediate action? Why? Submit original words, images, sound and/or video.