This semester brought a new year for STAND Carleton and along with it new faces and ideas. I am pleased to say that we have a strong and dedicated group this year.
My team and I were really excited to promote the MP e-mailing tool during Holocaust Education Week. We had a computer set up on our table, an idea suggested to us by the STAND U of T team, with the e-mailing tool opened so people could access it. We got a good number of people at the table who wanted to e-mail Stephen Harper right then and there about Canada’s commitment to genocide prevention. Those who didn’t e-mail wanted me to write down the website where they could get more information and e-mail anytime they wanted, so standcanada.org was heavily promoted.
We have also been working on creating a STAND chapter at the University of Ottawa. Right now we are in the process of promoting with posters and encouraging those we know at Ottawa U to start a chapter. With our close proximity to the Parliament buildings, it would be great for both universities to work towards to goal of making genocide prevention a cornerstone on Canadian foreign policy. The groups can be combined under a broader STAND Ottawa. If anyone from Ottawa U is reading this and are interested in starting up a STAND chapter please do so! We here at STAND Carleton are always happy to help.
Kaleigh Norkum is President of the STAND Carleton chapter. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.