Earlier this week, I joined several other of my fellow W&M students by the Crim Dell Bridge to take a stand for social issues that need attention. We literally took a stand; Now I can say that I know what it’s like to be the person staring you down from on top of a small ledge, yelling “my name is Daniela Sainz and I stand for equal food access.”
What I’ve gotten out of being involved with organizations on campus like Amnesty and Oxfam, AKA: Not Bad, for an Undergrad
As with every experience that you’ve ever had, the most common question that comes to people’s minds when asking about involvement with Non-Government Organizations is: Why?
People-first language is a concept which I learned about only recently on my journey to active citizenship. For those of you who haven’t been introduced to the idea, using people-first language is the act of putting someone’s personhood before any other characteristics you’re using to identify them. For example, saying “people with disabilities” instead of “disabled people” is using people-first language. It’s a simple measure that goes a long way.