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Student Debt Conference- Day 1

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MLK Library 225

150 E San Fernando St.

San Jose, CA 95112

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Students, educators, artists, activists, community members, public officials and policy advisors from across California are invited to San Jose State University for two days of talks, workshops, and organizing activities centered on opening critical dialogue on how debt shapes everyday student life and drastically influences future life options for graduates. During these free and public events we will explore the realities of student debt, think together about the meaning and consequences of living an indebted life, and identify potential pathways for change.

DAY 1 (Thursday 4/20) at the Hammer Theater features experts in the field of student debt, including Tressie McMillan Cottom (Virginia Commonwealth University), David Palumbo-Liu (Stanford University), Kate Padgett Walsh (Iowa State University), Bob Samuels (San Diego State University) and Jason Wozniak (San Jose State University). Additionally, there will be workshops by The Debt Collective and California Faculty Association members, art installations, performances by Bay Area slam poet Brandon Santiago and SJSU students, The Illuminator, and a panel discussion between experts and conference participants.

This free public event is a collaborative effort led by the Humanities Department and MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center, Student Services, College of Education, College of Humanities and the Arts, California Faculty Association, College of Business, and the College of Social Sciences.

For event updates and coverage, follow us on Twitter: @SJSUStudentDebtConference2017

We hope you can join us for what will be an eye-opening, informative and inspiring conference on the realities of the student debt crisis and the possibilities for change!

For questions, concerns, information, and/or interviews regarding this upcoming event, please contact the planning committee via Dr. Susan Verducci: Susan.verducci@sjsu.edu or Jason.wozniak@sjsu.edu.


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