We’ll keep this one short.
Two OSAN members were interviewed on CIUT radio (89.5 FM) earlier this week. Chiita and Susi talked about some of OSAN’s goals, our future development and what makes us different from organizations such as CFS.
We are a Grassroots organization.
We are students and activists, just like you. We believe in direct democracy and full student representation. That means OSAN makes decisions based on consensus of our members, not elected representatives. We have and want to maintain strong connections to the student community.
We strive to achieve free and accessible post-secondary education for all.
Education should be free and available to everyone. We have managed this in Canada from kindergarten to secondary school, we can manage this for post-secondary too. Nobody should have to graduate with $30,000 or $50,000 or $100,000 of debt because they are trying to educate themselves. Many countries in Europe, along with some others in the world, have fully funded and (nearly) free post-secondary programs; often administrative fees of $200-$300 USD may be charged. That’s it.
Free post-secondary education is possible and a benefit to society. Don’t let politicians tell you otherwise.
We’re branching out.
OSAN is currently based in Ottawa. We also have a chapter getting started in York. If you would like to join our team and start at chapter of OSAN in your city, get in touch with us!
Be sure to check out our interview on CIUT 89.5 FM!
Here is a link to the podcast online!
Keep on fighting people!