Drowning in Debt: An Organizing Challenge

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Date(s) - 11/30/2012
8:30 am - 10:30 am

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Drowning in Debt: An Organizing Challenge


  • Andrew Ross, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University
  • Leina Bocar, writer, and organizer
  • Chris Kasper, artist and organizer
  • Suzanne Collado, labor and student community organizer, New York University

Moderated by:

  • Stephanie Luce, Murphy Institute for Worker Education

Organizing against debt bondage is the struggle of our times: 76% of American families are serious debtors, one in seven is being pursued by debt collectors, and taking on debt has become a condition of entry into middle-class jobs. Debt is quite literally, the wages of the future.

Is it possible to form a “union” of debtors, capable of delivering debt relief and transforming the predatory debt economy? Speakers – members of the Strike Debt Assembly that emerged out of an Occupy coalition — will explore this possibility along with the strategies needed to realize it.

Friday, November 30, 8:30-10:30 am
Murphy Institute, CUNY, 25 West 43rd St., 18th Floor
A light breakfast will be provided

RSVP to Eloiza Morales at 212-642-2029 or eloiza.morales@mail.cuny.edu .

The Murphy Institute is part of the School of Professional Studies and The Graduate School, CUNY

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