OSA 2020 Report

Between a critical election, an ongoing pandemic, an adjustment to remote learning, and the struggles of trying to afford an education while paying off debt and making ends meet, young people in Ohio had an overwhelming and difficult year in 2020. Nonetheless, even in these dire and unfamiliar circumstances, young people have continued to find… Read More

Fall Updates

Despite the organizing challenges posed by social distancing and remote learning, OSA chapters have recently hit the ground running! The Case Western and Cleveland State chapters held new member orientations and OSA Denison held their very first organizing training. In preparation for the 2020 elections, OSA members across the state have been hitting the streets… Read More

Let them Go! Virtual Show

The Coalition to Stop the Inhumanity at the Cuyahoga County Jail led by member organization OSA held the “Let them Go!” fundraiser on Friday, May 22nd at 7 pm featuring a variety of talented local musicians including Kyle Kidd & Pete Saudek, Mikey Silas, and Teezy From The Clair as well as speakers David Okpara… Read More

The “Invest in Ed, Divest from Prisons” Report 

Introducing . . .  The “Invest in Ed, Divest from Prisons” Report  (click here) and The Ed4All Convening (October 19th – 20th 2019)    “Invest in Ed, Divest from Prisons: How shrinking incarceration can save higher education”  is not just a list of statistics showing how our education system and our prison system leave black,… Read More

Broke Student Survey

When OSA went to ask the legislature for more financial aid, they told us straight to our faces: “Why can’t you just get a second job?” Hold my beer. People who make decisions about financial AID have no idea what students are going through, how hard we have to work to just get by, the… Read More

C-Space Happy Hour: Higher Education

OSA has built a team of young people to host events that connect liberation and political work with cultural work and creativity. The popular “C-Space” return by hosting an issue-specific “Creative Town Hall” on higher education, where young people shared poetry and music related to their experiences in school and their dreams for an education… Read More

Get Lit For Liberation

  On March 13th, over 200 people attended the second Get Lit for Liberation and raised nearly $2,000 in support of the Cuyahoga County Bail Fund. It was a unique meld of arts and activism: bands, visual artists, and vendors donated their time to throw an event to remember inside the distinctive industrial space of… Read More