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Fail State @ University of North Carolina with Attorney General Josh Stein

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123 East Franklin Street

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Join Student Defense, NC AG's Office, UNC Law Clinical Programs, CRL, NC Justice, The Collaborative, & ACS for a screening of FAIL STATE

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What: Fail State Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion

Where: Varsity Theater, Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina

When: Wednesday, October 23rd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

How: Free Admission. RSVP via this Eventbrite

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Student Defense, the North Carolina Attorney General's Office, University of North Carolina School of Law Clinical Programs, Center for Responsible Lending, the North Carolina Justice Center, The Collaborative, and the American Constitution Society proudly present a free screening of FAIL STATE, an award-winning documentary executive produced by news legend Dan Rather.

Over five years in the making, FAIL STATE investigates the for-profit college industry and the decades-long reports of student loan abuse within the sector. The film’s central thesis: aided by a cabal of politicians, nationwide disinvestment in public colleges and universities, and an unscrupulous desire to maximize profits at all costs, for-profit colleges have exploited millions of low-income and minority students, leaving them with worthless degrees and drowning in student loan debt. With echoes of the subprime mortgage crisis, director Alexander Shebanow traces the rise of the for-profit college industry in American higher education and uncovers a story that the Los Angeles Times calls “truly eye-opening and crucial.”

The film premiered to sold-out shows at DOC NYC, SXSW EDU, Cleveland International, and debuted on STARZ last December.

Before the screening, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein will speak about his efforts to protect students and taxpayers from predatory colleges.

The event organizers will be screening the first hour from the film.

Following the screening, the event organizers will host an illuminating panel discussion with:

  • Matthew Liles (Moderator), Deputy Attorney General
  • Kate Elengold, Director, Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic, University of North Carolina
  • Dan Harrison, Senior Associate Vice President for Academic and Regulatory Affairs, UNC System
  • Yasmin Farahi, Policy Counsel, Center for Responsible Lending
  • Joseph Smith, Former Banking Commissioner

The film's director and other special guests will also be in attendance.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited so RSVP as soon as possible.

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General Admission tickets are for non-reserved, open seating. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and we recommend you arrive early to get a great seat.

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Please contact senya@defendstudents.org if you have any questions.

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