In my time in Student Academic Services, I have met students who work hard, who sometimes have young families, who truly struggle to make ends meet and find their place in the world; to figure out where they belong!
They have a passion, drive and a spark which everyday impresses me. They made me work harder, seeking creative solutions to their myriad states of confusion and need. I have met students faced with robberies, sexual assault, bankruptcies, apartment fires, who must find new and safe accommodation which will allow them to weather the storm and find a stable lifestyle.
These are the people I think about as I seek to leave behind a bit of myself, a bit of love, compassion, encouragement; for, even amidst the unpredictable chaos of their lives, they must have the opportunity pursue their dreams to completion.
I know you also have met them, they are in your classes! They persevere to make art that will resonate in our society, and may allow us moments of self-reflection so that we can affect change towards a unified and peaceful future.
Please join me in giving to the Christopher Jackson Bursary today.