Wed 4/3/13 The Crisis of Student Debt

with Jackie Sewell of Young Democratic Socialists

Four years ago, debt, in the form of unsustainable mortgage lending, crashed the entire global economy. Crises of debt are looming in at least four other economic sectors, also: credit card debt, as people struggle to stay afloat in a “jobless recovery”; health care debt, caused by rising health care costs and a predatory private insurance system, and student debt. College costs are rising rapidly, and state and federal government support for higher education has been slashed, resulting in been a generation of college graduates staggering under a crippling burden of debt.

Young Democratic Socialists (YDS), the youth section of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), has campus chapters of activists on colleges all over the country. Not surprisingly, they have made student debt one of their priority issues.

Jackie Sewell is National Youth Organizer for YDS. She will share with us what this vibrant organization of college-age socialists has learned about student debt, and about how to fight back.

Young Democratic Socialists: http://www.ydsusa.org
Democratic Socialists of America: http://www.dsausa.org

The Crisis of Student Debt
with Jackie Sewell of Young Democratic Socialists

Wednesday, 4/3/13 7:00 pm USA Eastern Time
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