Hi there. Can I tell you what I dream of doing?
I want to get cut University ties with Aramark as it perpetuates the toxic prison-industrial complex.
It's all part of making a better world.
I envision a world where prisons are not private, and are not militarized. I envision a world where we address the underlying mental health or socioeconomic issues that push people to commit crimes.
This is really going to help people.
The impact of my vision will be mainly felt by students who will feel less guilty in their attendance of a school and detained people who will know that we are in support of them.
It's not just about having an idea though - here are the things I know I can achieve:
Administrators take a meeting with students to understand the entire issue
We get the support of the majority of campus to push Aramark out
Universities commit to re-sign Dining Services to another contractor or do their own contracting.
I'm going to make this happen, and this is how I know it'll make a difference.
We will know once the contract is published and once Aramark is out in 2023.
Thanks for listening to me. Will you help me build a better world?