From November 11 – 13, LAMP at Western hosted an awareness campaign against drunk driving. The campaign was launch in memory of Andrea Christidis, a first-year student who was killed earlier this semester by an alleged impaired driver on campus. The campaign consisted of a booth in the UCC where students could take a picture with a personalized message or statistic on a white board.
Jeremy Ho, a third-year student and LAMP leadership coordinator, said they reached out to Christidis’ best friend and decided to do a campaign on her behalf to bring the Western community together for her family.
LAMP sprung into the special initiative due to the time sensitive nature of the tribute to Christidis. As Orthodox Christians, the Christidis are in the midst of mourning period 40 days after her death. The next big steps include an awareness video to share on social media and a collage to present the Christidis family.
“Western has a pretty strong party culture, but when something happens on campus that affects someone you might know … it actually shows that it is a real issue … and that we are all, as a community, trying to persuade others to prevent this from happening,” Ho said.