Thursday February 17 2011

A day I will never forget. With incredible speakers, front row seats and my old high school. It was an amazing day.

The thing that struck me the most was when I looked across the Aud and realized there were 6 000 thousands other students in this with me.

Sometimes being a social activist can seem tiring. I find it frustrating when I talk about issues and no one seems to care let alone know about. There is so much we can do and have the power to do and sometimes it feels like none of that is getting done.

But WE DAY was the best reminder that we are all in this together (corny- but so true). As I looked around and saw other people who had the same desire to make change I just smiled to myself and was deeply encouraged.

I am heading to South Africa in 162 days and I'm so excited/nervous to be able to create change and be changed with these beautiful people. Right now with my activism I'm learning! I'm learning as much as I can about the country, AIDS, rape etc and trying to equip myself so I can be more useful when I'm there.

Here are a few pics of the day!

 My favourite part of the day! Meeting Jessie Jackson everyone. I will never forget this.

 Crowd pumpers!
 My beautiful sister!

 We were right by the stage!:)

 The Barenaked Ladies
 Spencer West:)
 Al Gore- need I say more?
& some entertainment for the day by Stereos

People are out there creating change! Be encouraged.
What are you doing to create change?

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