"Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of debt," Reverend Billy tells City Paper. "The American dream is a trap. You want to better yourself, you want to ascend to the level of financial remuneration, and status, and you want to respond to the threatening avalanche of advertisements about what you should be? All right, come on in."
But that costs a lot of money--and the resulting debt puts people on the path to crappy, soul-sucking jobs. Or, frequently, to financial hardship or poverty.
Here are the details:
Class Reunion: The Social Value of Student Debt and Repayment
9:30 am – 7pm, Thursday, October 17, 2013
2001 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215 777 9138
Class Reunion: The Social Value of Student Debt and Repayment is a day long teach-in at Temple Contemporary highlighting the financial history and emotional impact of student loan debt in America. Class Reunion features a range of the most inspiring and sobering commentators on the student debt crisis including Reverend Billy from The Church of Stop Shopping with Nehemiah Luckett musical director of the Stop Shopping Choir, Alan Collinge (Student Loan Justice), Andrew Ross (Strike Debt), Josh MacPhee (Just Seeds), Monica Johnson (Little Dorrit), and representatives of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)
Class Reunion is sponsored by Tyler School of Art and Temple Contemporary
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