Tues March 29 – 7pm
Followed by speakers and discussion on student debt in the UK today.
As tuition rates spiral beyond reach and student loan debt passes $1 trillion (more than credit card debt), IVORY TOWER asks: Is college worth the cost? From the halls of Harvard, to public colleges in financial crisis, to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Andrew Rossi assembles an urgent portrait of a great American institution at the breaking point.
Through profiles at Arizona State, Cooper Union, and San Jose State —among several others—IVORY TOWER reveals how colleges in the United States, long regarded as leaders in higher education, came to embrace a business model that often promotes expansion over quality learning. But along the way we also find unique programs, from Stanford to the free desert school Deep Springs to the historically black all women’s college Spelman, where the potential for life-changing college experiences endure. Ultimately, IVORY TOWER asks, What price will society pay if higher education cannot revolutionize college as we know it and evolve a sustainable economic model?
Debt Resistance UK is a group of activists and researchers. We expose and build resistance to exploitative lending practices, whether related to public or private debt, and challenge the legitimacy of the current debt based economy in pursuit of a truly democratic system. At the moment we’re starting local authority debt audits: we aim to provide information, tools and training that will enable citizens to scrutinise the financial decisions of their local councils and help them pressure their councilors to reject the austerity measures inflicted by Westminster.
You can find out more on our website: lada.debtresistance.uk