TO ALL ACTIVISTS:
Use/adapt this blurb as you see fit. YOUR URGENT HELP IS NEEDED.
You’ve heard of the activism course at the
University of Ottawa… You know: weekly radical speakers, intrinsic motivation, no institutional evaluation,
self-directed democratically determined curriculum, open to all, pivotal societal issues…
You know the one… and its associated Cinema Politica…
Well, guess what?
The university administration is working to close it all down.
They have concluded that free expression and defiant critical analysis of the institution itself are not in line with
their marketing strategy or with the interests of the corporate-minded executive… Go figure?
This looks like a job for the Freedom of Expression Committee (FEC)!
Join the battle for democratic control of the University of Ottawa so that students can get the courses they want –
well, at least one or two of the courses they want.
Join the FEC in helping the executive of the University of Ottawa understand that students sometimes get what they want.