Austin Jafri is a French as a Second Language (FSL) teacher candidate for the secondary level. He is entering his final year of his FSL BEd program at York University’s Glendon Campus. His interests include equity and social justice in FSL classrooms and programs. He is a research assistant for the Recruitment, Training and Research Project for FSL teaching in Ontario funded by Heritage Canada. He is also a community activist in Scarborough and does activism around education, equity and transit. He is vice chair of Scarborough Families for Public Education, and also a member of TTCriders, Scarborough Transit Action, and Scarborough Civic Action Network.