The Margin is a new club at OSC. Founded to pay homage to the values of diversity, equity, and justice, the aim of the group is to provide support in any way possible to members of marginalized groups (hence the name). The members are all passionate about ensuring that OSC is a safe space for those who may face oppression in society.
As we are just getting started, our primary goal at the moment is to introduce ourselves to the OSC community- to share our principles and to give more students and teachers the opportunity to get involved. We have attempted to do so by sending out mass e-mails and making use of the bulletin board- we both advertise ourselves and post short blurbs. For example, as last month was Women’s History Month, we included information on revolutionary female figures across a multitude of fields and walks of life. As April is Disability Awareness Month, we are doing the same, this time sharing information about inspirational current and historical figures with disabilities.
We are also working to add more structure within the group, such as appointing leadership positions and creating categories. We are considering partnerships with other clubs and ASA’s in school to maximize our impact, such as arranging for guest speakers to visit.
All in all, I am very happy to be a part of this group as advocating for social change is something I believe is necessary for progress.
LO4: Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences Students demonstrate regular involvement and active engagement in CAS.
LO6: Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance Students are able to identify and demonstrate their understanding of global issues, make responsible decisions, and take appropriate action in response to the issue either locally, nationally, or internationally.