I’ve spent a big part of my life devoted to a not-for-profit organization that has allowed me to live, learn and get paid for doing what I love. I have a strong sense of feeling fortunate to be able to work with university students with an interest in engaging with projects that set out to improve society.
The constantly changing environment with new ideas coming from below means I am privy to issues as they try to take root and grow into larger movements: way back it would be recycling and waste reduction (which seems to always need improving) to more recently the place of marginalized communities in a capitalist society and how to address issues of racism, poverty and women.
But now I ask generations of you, student volunteers and former student volunteers, friends (& former friends?) to give me some feedback about any impact I’ve had on you, hopefully positive, but if negative, I’m eager to learn from mistakes.
This may be like a wake where the person is still alive, but I’d love to hear what you have to say about me. I might actually need it.