#OccupySupply Skill Share: Student Debt Rising
Our next Occupy Supply webinar is this Wednesday August 15, at 8:00 PM Eastern.
Our presentation this week will focus on the student debt crisis — and the activism surrounding this important issue.
Student debt surpassed the amount of credit card debt in the US earlier this year. As a result, this has become a key issue in involving young educated people in the Occupy Movement. Even still, this is an issue that does not receive the attention it deserves. Far too many people are unaware of the virtual indentured servitude that new college students are placed under once enrolled in a university. Students around the world are rising up and fighting back with creative activism.
We will be joined this week by Cayden Mak a graduate student and organizer with New York Students Rising, Defend Our Education Coalition and Graduate Student Employees Union (CWA 1104). Over the past few years Cayden has worked to raise awareness about student debt in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Cayden publishes a “disorientation guide” for the University of Buffalo every year to educate new students about what’s really going on at their school. You can check it out at www.buffalodisorientation.org, and don’t forget to take a look at this years Student Power Convergence http://studentpower2012.org/ or on Ustream at http://ustream.tv/channels/national-student-power-converence-2012
As always, this discussion is open to the public and we encourage you to invite your fellow Occupiers to join in.
I look forward to speaking with you this Wednesday. If you have any questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org