The Murphy Institute, CUNY
Drowning in Debt: An Organizing Challenge
Friday morning, November 30th
- 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Murphy Institute is part of the School of Professional Studies and The Graduate School, CUNY