Center for Cultural Innovation -Debt Teach-In & Brunch-In

We invite you to a virtual “Teach-in & Brunch-in” with fellow artists and creative folk where we will talk about the stories and traumas debt causes, the roots of the predatory debt culture in the U.S., and what you can do about it.

Our speakers include artists, writers, performers, lawyers, and financial experts who have spent time digging into the problems of debt, and believe that, through creative collective actions, we as a community can take back our power and contribute to socio-economic transformation. 

In this live, interactive, 3-hour Zoom event we will:

1.Dive (with care) into our personal money stories and explore our debt relationships through guided written and somatic exercises;

2.Talk about the things we don’t talk about enough, like the racist history of the debt & credit system, and how (contrary to what you hear on the news) student debt disproportionately impacts working people and people of color (especially black women);

3.Learn about ways to manage student debt now, from payment plans to debt strikes.

If you have federal student loans, you probably know that the pandemic forbearance period is scheduled to end soon, and payments are supposed to resume September 1. You may also know that right now is the time to apply for Public Service Loan Forgiveness, if you’re eligible. But what else do you need to know, and are there other options for dealing with your debt?

Come with your questions.
Come with your stories.
Come with your challenges.
Come with your credit report. (Pull one of three available at!)