Jody Paterson, writer and social justice worker, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Victoria. An excerpt from her acceptance speech.

They say that the thing that guides a life passion has its roots in your teen years, and certainly that was the case for me. While I wouldn’t have known to call it social justice at the time, I was 14 when a group of us at Lake Trail Junior High in Courtenay stood up for a young classmate – a girl we didn’t know at the time – who was being unfairly judged.

Read the article: Social Justice not about heroes—just hard work

Source: Times Colonist

Author: Jody Paterson

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