Today my campus' student union had our first Commissions meeting and I found a new place within the union for me. Although I involve myself in many, if not all their endeavours, I have discovered another place that I can help and really make a difference. I have now made myself a part of one of the student ministries within our union: The Ministry of Social Justice.
This ministry didn't really catch my attention until my dad and I decided that we wanted to do more for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and this ministry is the perfect fit to help promote the disease and help me to set up a larger support group and people to help me start organizing an event on behalf of CF. We are going to dedicate a campaign during the year to CFF and possibly bring in someone from the Foundation to speak to a group of students. We also came up with some other amazing ideas for events and themes to cover (ie: childrens rights, womens rights, body image, mental health stigmas, homophobia etc) and I actually got super excited. I've been involved in many things and I'm always happy to do so but I think because I have a lot of drive for the CF stuff its really translated into a drive to help the ministry.
Last year I went to a couple ministry meetings for different groups (Student Services, Academic, Environment, Equity, etc) but I never had time to commit to any of them. I ended up at them by fluke or pressure from a friend but now I'll be the friend pulling people into the meetings and getting them involve. So I'm stoked. In case that wasn't obvious.
Another cool thing is how we are going to go about publicizing the ministry and events; yes we will still do Facebook groups and posters around campus but we will be revamping the website keeping it up to date, we will be initiating a Twitter and a Youtube Channel. We are going to do videos of events and vlogs on the different themes so that people, not just from our campus but campuses around the world, can see what we are doing and I hope that will make a difference elsewhere too. I will keep you all posted on things related to that incase you are interested in following/subscribing!
This is my lovely girl Ruba who is our VP Equity and who the Ministry of Social Justice falls under. :)