Day of Action & Summit on Debt and Education

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Date(s) - 12/03/2012
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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For two years, students, alumni and community members have been organizing to raise public awareness about Cooper Union, a historically tuition-free institution that is currently at risk of beginning tuition-based programs. A Day of Action will take place outside the Cooper Union and will include performances, speak outs, and free classes to continue bringing attention to the growing crisis of student debt and rising tuition costs nationwide.The Summit on Debt and Education will conclude the Day of Action. The Summit will consist of a variety of lectures, performances and readings that address subjects such as the rising costs of higher education, the history of student protest movements, organizing around debt, and Cooper Union in the context of these spheres.


  • Henry Chapman – Friends of Cooper Union, Alumnus
  • Marina Sitrin – Sociologist, Writer, Organizer
  • Amin Husain – Lawyer, Artist, Activist
  • Suzanne Collado – Cultural Analyst, Occupy Student Debt Campaign, StrikeDebt
  • All In The Red – Activist Collective
  • Cassie Thornton – Artist, Activist
  • Peter Buckley – Historian, Cooper Union Faculty
  • Annie Spencer – Geographer, Occupy Student Debt Campaign, Strike Debt
  • Yates McKee – Professor, Strike Debt


  • Day of Action: 12PM – 6PM
  • Summit: 6PM-9PM

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