Words of Our Time is an annual compilation of stories from Literacy students in our English as a New Language program. This year’s publication reflects the dramatic changes to our lives and world as a result of Covid-19. Our students shared their experiences, challenges, and lessons from the pandemic. This year’s book is like a time capsule for this transformative period in history! Read the digital edition here or stop by the Literacy Office for a printed copy.

A common theme throughout many of the students’ stories was gratitude for the little things which we may have previously taken for granted: time, love, and laughter shared with family and friends; the sense of community, looking out for one another, and recognizing our essential workers; our health and the health care workers and medical professionals who take care of us; and finding the silver lining in the clouds as we look forward to brighter days ahead.