Jubilee Oregon Evenet – Jan 23rd

January 18, 2013 at 8:38 am Leave a comment

 

Jubilee Oregon is announcing an educational event: “A Matter of Fairness: Ending Vulture Funds and Preventing Student Debt.”

Date: January 23rd from 7 pm – 9 pm
Place: the Whitman Room at First Presbyterian Church, 1200 Southwest Alder Street in Portland
Free parking in the church underground parking area.
Two topics will be discussed that seem unrelated but have, at their root, similar issues of economic fairness and justice.  The first topic is the case study of Argentina’s debt and of how hedge funds are trying to squeeze Argentina to repay loans that they purchased during Argentina’s economically distressed time in 2001. These hedge funds are known as Vulture Funds. The second area is about economic injustice in our own community and country –   students who have amassed huge student debt under false pretense and who will be saddled with unsustainable debt for the rest of their lives. We will discuss alternatives to the current systems that could prevent this large debt issue and some stop-gap ways that the system could be changed today to lessen the impacts of unsustainable student debt. This will be an interactive and action oriented event.
RSVP here
For more information, contact Jubilee Oregon at jubileeoregon@gmail.com
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