The Student Debt Explosion: The New Indentured Servitude?

Event: 
Mon, 02/27/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location:
Evergreen, Seminar Building 2, Room D1107

Speaker:
Kshama Sawant is a professor of economics at Seattle University and Seattle Central Community College. She is also a member of Socialist Alternative in Seattle, and has been involved in political activism in the Occupy movement, in the anti-war movement, in the LGBT movement, and against the oppression of women and people of color. She has also been a strong opponent of the massive cuts to public education and social programs.

Event Description:
Student debt has exploded in the US and globally, with the average college senior graduating with more than $25,000 in student loans. New graduates looking for work face overwhelmingly low-wage job prospects and a youth unemployment rate of over 18%. What are the prospects for new graduates, and what can be done to challenge this disastrous new model of indentured servitude? Come discuss the root causes of the student debt crisis, and the movement forming to fight against it!