STUDENT DEBT AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING: EXPLORING THE LINKS
THIS EVENT WAS ORGANIZED BY STUDENTS FROM THE MS DESIGN AND URBAN ECOLOGIES PROGRAM, PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, IN COLLABORATION WITH STUDENTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14
6:00 – 7:15 PM
ONLINE / ZOOM
Today student debt has reached unprecedented levels, and college graduates face even more uncertain prospects for earning enough to pay back loans and afford necessities. At the same time, cities around the country are facing an affordable housing crisis. What is driving these economic and urban housing crises, and how is the student loan industry implicated in this? Panelists from Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and New York City help frame a conversation around these questions to consider how we can better organize around these multiple challenges to people’s rights and livelihoods.
Andrew Ross, New York University and Author of Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal
Carl Redwood, University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and Hill District Consensus Group
Randall Taylor, Penn Plaza Support and Action Coalition
Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance & Human Rights Student Task Force, Housing Justice League-Atlanta, Parsons Housing Justice Lab New York City, and Pitt Collective Action Club.