On Saturday November 19th, the students of Healers of Tomorrow and I spent two hours on the University of Washington's campus to give them an idea of what college life is all about. Although this is the second time I have run the tour with Healers, the excited faces made the experience a different one from last year's. Three of the students were seniors who were in the process of applying to the UW; they had plenty of great questions and were excited to visit their potential future school. We started the tour at the Husky Union Building where it holds the meditation room in which Muslim students on campus utilize for prayer. We then made our way to the Suzzallo library and the famous bit "W" sign where we took pictures and discussed the history of the Campus. We ended the tour at the Ethnic Cultural Center, where majority of the minority students at UW spend their time to study or relax. The Healers and I then discussed the importance of such space that makes us feel the most comfortable on a campus that lacks the representation of students of ethnic backgrounds.
I was inspired by the students themselves and it personally reminded of the importance of diversity and representation on campus and beyond.
- Amina Sheikh, Senior undergraduate at the UW School of Public Health.
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