Open­ing DOORS: spon­sor­ship sto­ries

Ottawa Magazine - - THIS CITY -

Amanda Potts, 45, Can­ter­bury High School teacher “It started with the pic­ture of Alan Kurdi. I found Martina, who I work with and is a friend. We snuck into an of­fice and cried, we felt so help­less. I teach a me­dia course, and we were talk­ing about how in­cred­i­bly pow­er­ful the im­age was. I couldn’t stop think­ing about him and how par­a­lyzed I felt. I thought that paral­y­sis had to be false — there had to be some­thing that could be done.

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