Without pushing aggressively for change, change will never come. When it comes to social change, the words, “Look how far we’ve come,” could mean a person doesn’t see meaningful change in their lifetime. For the institutions of the EPS and UCP, change can’t come soon enough.
Today, I acknowledge the darkness in the origins and recent history of Canada. Generations-long genocide of Indigenous people and systemic racism to maintain power and privilege of white people. And I celebrate Canada Day as a day to continue to work together to let more of the light in.
The injustice of the events over the past few months (and the shift I’ve seen in the world these past several years) is a constant source of frustration. As a straight, white man with privilege I’ll never fully understand, my responsibility is to spend that privilege to bring about changes that overcome injustice and inequity.