On November 6th, join students across Ontario in the fight for an equitable and accessible post-secondary education!
In March, Ryerson held the largest walk-out in the province and showed the Provincial Government that we will not tolerate the cuts to post-secondary education. Next Wednesday, unite once again to continue to grow the movement and combat cuts to grant funding in OSAP, increases to International Student tuition fees, and attacks on Student Union and Student Association autonomy, among other disadvantages.
We The Students are in solidarity across the Ryerson Students’ Union (inclusive of the Ryerson Graduate Students’ Union), the Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson, the York Federation of Students, the OCAD Students’ Union, the University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union, the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance, and Lakehead University Students’ Union – Orillia.
WHY ARE WE PROTESTING?
We are protesting the cuts to post-secondary education that the Ontario provincial government has downloaded onto students and workers. This year, we are facing massive cuts to OSAP grants, increased class sizes and dwindling public funding for education.
SCHEDULE & DETAILS
8:30AM – 9:30AM: SIGN MAKING
Join us at the SCC (55 Gould St.) to make signs to use at the picket lines.
9:00AM – 5:00PM: SOFT PICKET
A strike will often include a picket line (a human or physical boundary) that encourages students, teachers and university staff to not cross onto campus. A soft picket will NOT stop anyone from coming onto campus or entering their classes.
Main picket lines will be stationed at:
- Student Learning Centre (342 Younge St.)
- Student Campus Centre (55 Gould St.)
- Victoria Building (285 Victoria St., near Lake Devo)
12:00PM – 3:00PM: RALLY & MARCH
Meet at the SCC (55 Gould St.) at noon for a rally with speakers, followed by a march around campus. Sign making will be available in the space. Contact email@example.com with any access requests.
5:00PM – 7:00PM: WORKSHOP & MOVIE SCREENING
Finish the day with a brief workshop that further breaks down the cuts to education, as well as discusses building goals, strategies and tactics to challenge the Ford government while here at Ryerson. A movie screening (TBA) will follow the workshop.
HOLD THE PICKET LINE WITH US
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer to hold the picket line – or show up on the day of. We will provide a short training to every volunteer.