@WomensMarchCDA tweeted link to Jen Vasic, Waterloo City Councillor Candidate. 2018-09-17 18:39:43 -0400
Jen Vasic is running to become Ward 5's next city councillor in Waterloo. Jen is a community developer at heart. She loves working with communities to understand and take action to solve problems. Over the past four years, she has been working towards completing her doctorate and is passionate about the connection between poverty and education.Read more
Jen Vasic answered 2018-08-19 23:29:00 -0400Q: Why do you want to run for office? (150 words or less)
A: I am a community developer at heart. I love working with communities to understand and take action to solve problems. Over the past four years I have been working towards completing my doctorate and I am passionate about my topic. I am researching the connection between poverty and education, and the systemic and institutional barriers that disadvantage youth who live in low-income neighbourhoods in school. Wanting to return to community development work, as well as translating what I have learned through my academic work about inclusion and intersectionality into practice are the major reasons I have decided to run for city council. In addition, in at least the last three elections a woman-identifying candidate has not run for the city council seat in Ward 5, Waterloo. In future elections, I will actively support increasing representation of candidates even further.
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