Tuesday, August 16, 2016

“Don’t just be angry – do something about it!”

Juliana from Reading STAR talks about the power students have to make change…

In the summer of 2015, when the press provided reports about the refugee crisis at an hourly rate, each more terrible than the last, I became a very angry person. I became angry at the press for demonising innocent people that are fleeing from the horrors of war and terror. I became angry at governments all over the world for turning their backs on to these people, justifying their (non-) actions by saying it was ‘not their problem’. I also became angry at myself for being stuck in the helpless situation of a student, who had no financial or influential means to improve the situation for anyone. Or so I thought…

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Posted by STAR team on 16/08/2016 at 03:10 PM