Sharon Hay took it down I repeat, Sharon Hay took our sign down. So yeah this is old news to everyone, but I haven’t really had enough time to reflect on it yet this week to post about it. She told me that she was “approached” about it by numerous students, but yeah and the sky is purple on Tuesdays. Regardless, Sharon (GST one) gave me the boost to go into her office with her and get the poster back. After awkwardly realizing she is not Carol Craft, we had a discussion about why it was taken down, etc. It just amazed me the whole time as I sat in her hypocritical office adorned with “Best Leader” awards etc. that this lady, for lack of a better word, has the right to tear down a conversation at an institution meant for students. The best part is at the end she said she would enjoy to have these “student facilitated conversations” yet just as long as the question was run by her first. I send her a question last night, and I still have yet to hear back from her. I’m sending her a “check up” tonight. Since I know how strenuous it must be to look over one simple question.
Besdies for talking smack about Sharon Hay our group had a great meeting in the heart of student city, McPhails. Right outside the scene of the crime, the taking down of our poster that is. Us EduChicas met with Tom and were able to have a great conversation about what our final event could possibly entail and what it means to bring about social change. As I still struggle with definitions wether that be the definition of activism, change, education, etc. there are things that come along once in a while that remind me what we are doing in worth while.
This morning after sifting through the trash PC calls e-mail I came across an e-mail from Nick Longo with Lynnzie copied on it as well. It read: ” Hey Brenna and Lynnzie, Do you have any visuals of the responses you got in Slavin yesterday? Very interesting and important project…Nick”. Although it’s small it was a reminder that there is a point to each task we go about. Wether a post lasts a week or 24 hours we are creating a dialogue, and moving in the direction of what I have been defining as, social activism.