On April 25th the total amount of student loan debt in the U.S. is due to top 1 trillion dollars. This marks a momentous victory for Wall Street—much to the despair of student loan debtors across the country. On this date, the profiteers on Wall Street will be popping champagne bottles, eating caviar, and sneering at the debt-burdened students and graduates who lug around this 1 trillion dollar ball and chain.
Occupy Student Debt Campaign is hosting a party of its own. Throughout the country we will be taking direct action to raise awareness about this crisis as part of a new movement to make education a right.
If you are in NYC join us at 4PM in Union Square, where Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir will preside over a debt jubilee – an emancipatory student loan debt write-off for all! Join the Plus Brigades, Billionaires for Debt, and more OWS perfomers to mark this historic day. Dress as the banker of your choice or as a convict from Debtor’s Prison, if you’d like. Then, let’s march to Wall Street banks and watering holes to spread the news about student debt and drink up the joys of our new-found freedom.
Not in NYC? Join a 1T Day solidarity action near you or use our toolkit to plan a 1T Day solidarity action in your area with your school or local Occupy!
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