THE STUDENT DEBT BOMB GROWS ONLY GROWS
AIMS OF THE EVENT: This will be a multi-speaker event at UC RIVERSIDE. In the four years that The 28ers has existed, “The Student Debt Bomb Grows” will be our 3rd event about student debt crisis and The 28ers at UCR hope to discuss the origins of this debtor’s prison, to assess its damage and discontent, and to provide a two-pronged solution.
EVENT DESCRIPTION: This ‘Money in Politics’ Discussion Will Focus on the Origins, Costs and Solutions of this American Crisis.
Shackled by bomb debt, college students increasingly find themselves foisted into lose-lose scenarios: 1) go to college in the hopes of acquiring healthcare and a living wage; or 2) don’t go to college and face a life of wage-slavery at big box stores, where democracy only exists in the cheese aisle. While students plunge into unfathomed debt – in a kind of Faustian bargain – this bomb amasses to ever-larger proportions, as the costs of the bank-bailouts become ‘externalized’ onto young debt-citizens, the foreclosed and the poor. The bomb will eventually go off, but who will light its fuse? Will it explode from direct action and student activism? Or from bank malfeasance and loan defaults?
DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO DRIVE, REALLY:
The university address is 900 University Ave, Riverside, CA. 92521. UC Riverside is located off the 60/215 freeway at Either Martin Luther King Exit or the University Avenue Exit.
HOW TO PARK, LIKE SERIOUSLY:
Night parking permits are available for $5.00 (by cash or Visa) at the Campus Kiosk, located on the University Avenue entrance and West Campus Drive, and at the Canyon Crest Kiosk, located on Martin Luther King Blvd. and Canyon Crest Drive. There is also a permit dispensary at Lot 30.
LIKE HOW TO WALK, LIKE TOTALLY:
Life Science 1500 Is Quite Close to the UCR Clock Tower and It Can Be Found Nestled Behind the Riviera Library. An arched roof from Spieth Hall connects to the Lecture Hall. Pray or Shout for Exact Directions when Seeing Bystanders Present. For Siri’s Loving Embrace: Life Science 1500 University of California, Riverside 900 University Ave Riverside, CA 92521