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Back to School
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Ended Nov 14, 2019

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My name is Luisa and I am a mother of two beautiful children. I am currently trying to raise money to help pay for my tuition for my undergraduate degree.

 

I was born in Mexico City, raised in Guadalajara Jalisco, and I immigrated to Canada in 2006. I have been an activist and community organizer since 2016. I am on my second term as a co-chair of the Parent Council in my children's school, and I am an active member of No One is Illegal-Toronto since 2016. I have a degree in visual arts from the Universidad de Guadalajara, and I am currently trying to enter the Indigenous studies and Sociology program at York University.

 

My interests are advocating for residents without full immigration status who face significant barriers when accessing essential city services, such as education, emergency services, social housing, food banks, etc. I am passionate about social justice and currently volunteer with PODER Afro-Abya y Abya Yala Fuerza Feminista (formerly MUJER) as a member of the Programs Committee and JUNTXS’ coordinator. JUNTXS is a Latinx parenting group that aims to create a space for Latinx parents and guardians to share their unique parenting experiences and facilitate collective learning. We work from an anti-oppressive framework, and seek to foster empowering and judgement-free community of mothers and guardians to get together, support one another and generate social change.

During the past 13 years I had had pressed pause in my education. It is hard to get used life in a new country, to the new life rhythm, language, job, adapting in general, and adding children to that equation made it harder for me to continue pursuing my dream of studying in Canada.

I currently work two cleaning jobs - some at daytime when my children go to school and one at night when my partner comes home to take care of the kids. With these two jobs, I earn an income but not nearly enough to be able to support my family and pay my tuition.

 

I am finally at the point in my life where I can find a way to start studying so that i can finally achieve my dream of studying in Canada. For a very long time I have dreamt that I wanted to study in this country: first it was to learn the language, now I want to be an example for my kids, who already carry so much on their shoulders because we chose to leave our country. They carry our accents, our jobs, me being a cleaner and their father as a construction worker, the colour of their skins, and our last names, just to name a few things. In going back to school, I can prove to me and them that, against all odds, I am very capable of this accomplishment.

 

Going back to school, to pursue indigenous studies especially, will give me more knowledge and confidence to work with the community that I love and respect.

The tuition per year for a full time student is around $9000 I will not be able to attend full time for the first year but this amount will help me to pay for required tests, the first 5 courses, and some needed books and supplies.

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