Organize and Mobilize: Fight Ohio SB 83

Pranav Jani
Age of Awareness
Published in
4 min readMar 15, 2023

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This essay was published as an Op-Ed in The Columbus Dispatch on March 16, 2023 and picked up by Yahoo on March 17.

Ohio Senate Bill 83, just introduced in the Ohio Senate at the time of this writing, brings Florida to Ohio in terms of the vicious attacks on higher ed: bans on public university strikes, elimination of academic freedom, and restrictions on/prohibitions of ethnic studies, gender studies curricula.

As The Columbus Dispatch put it

Changes to classroom rules aimed at bias, an end to diversity…

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Pranav Jani
Age of Awareness

Assoc Prof, English, Ohio St (postcolonial/ethnic studies). Social justice organizer. Writer, speaker. Desi. Family guy. Singer. Wannabe cook. He/him. @redguju.