Of boots and leaders

My first week back has been packed. There have been small things, like discovering that one of my two plants dried up, and big things, like attending the SLC.

I won’t go into great detail about the SLC, it’s enough to say that I really enjoyed Shane Koyczan in a live presentation of a poem that I had posted a few months ago in this blog, laughter yoga, a workshop called ‘So you want to “save” Africa’ and, of course, the insight of General Romeo Dellaire (no, I didn’t fall asleep like most people). Now I get why everyone was talking so much about the SLC, and I definitely want to volunteer for it next year.

Classes are OK, but I’m not as excited as last term because I’m doing a lot of requirements. Not so funny fact: what class with 60 students has only 3 guys? Women’s and Gender Studies 102. Seriously, just because it’s women’s studies it doesn’t mean that only women can take it. Weird.

I’m excited about a lot of things going on on campus this term. There’s the Africa Awareness Conference Week (from the 18 to the 22), the Liu Research Group on Gender and Sexuality in Latin America inaugural series’ events (from January to March) and the Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) (January) which was the result of the much discussed rape article in the Underground.

I’ll post more details about these events, but remember that today is the last day of the UBC Campus Involvement Showcase in Brock Hall, with representatives of every UBC organization in which you can get involved!

Also, today at 6:00 in IKBLC 182 there will be a screening of the movie Dissolve as part of the SAAM.

Anyway, I have to go to a lab (yak) but I hope to see you all at some of these events (there’s free food in almost all of them!!!).

Oh yeah… I almost forgot! Boots? Well, today marks the day of a new era, an era with no more weet feet!! Yes, I finally bought myself rainboots! :)

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I'm from a small and beautiful town next to a big and amazing lake in Guatemala.
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3 Responses to Of boots and leaders

  1. Tyler says:

    Note: the only guys I’ve heard of that have taken that Women’s Studies course didn’t join because they liked the curriculum…

  2. Carman says:

    Hey Valentina! Did you attend the Involvement Showcase? if yes, what did you think about it?

  3. valentina says:

    Hey! the showcase was good… there’s wasn’t really anything that I didn’t know about already, but it was nice and I think that there should be a permanent space where students can go whenever they want to to get information about ways to get involved.
    Did you go?

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