From a Vision to a Reality

On an autumn day in 2016, I was introduced to the vision of TRAC. That day, I was chilling and relaxing on my bed, when my next door dorm mate, Jordan Koslowsky, walked into my room. He asked if I wanted to come to a Social Justice Club meeting to listen to a presentation he’d been quietly working on. I had no idea what he was going to present about, so I was hesitant to go at first. But then I stood up, gave him a nod, grabbed my jacket, shoes and headed out the door with him. At the meeting, he walked up to the front the room with a powerpoint at the ready. He presented on a topic I was very oblivious about: the global refugee crisis. He had a vision in mind to create a campaign aimed towards creating awareness about the ongoing events. By the end of his presentation, I was enamored with the passion and drive he had for this cause; and right then and there, I knew I wanted to take action to help fulfill his vision.

Hi. My name is Carlos Alvaro, and I am the Graphic Designer and Photographer for TRAC. I am a second year, Media and Communications major from good ol’ Surrey, BC. Using my passion for design and photography and integrating my developing passion for learning about the tragic refugee crisis (happening not only in Syria, but in places like South Sudan, Myanmar and other parts of the globe in an organized setting like TRAC is an absolute blessing.

Being a part of the TRAC team has been an incredible experience. Being able to work with fellow Trinity students and coming from different backgrounds and skill sets to advance together with the same passion and drive has been awe-inspiring.  Not only has being with the team been great but seeing the support of the TWU community has been absolutely amazing as well. Thank you!

I believe that, as Christians, we are called to love and love with action. We are called to serve. We are called to protect. We are called to hope. “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Continue to help us fulfill our vision and goals. Volunteer, donate and pray. Love is too beautiful to be kept captive. Join the movement.

– Carlos Alvaro