Parallel Fields: Forming a Debtors’ Union


Strike Debt is a collective of artists, educators, lawyers and documentarians who are actively resisting debt through collective actions that challenge the debt industry and social perceptions of being a debtor. A recent project, The Rolling Jubilee, raised enough money to forgive $10 million worth of medical debt that was purchased on the secondary market. Members of Strike Debt and New Economy Project, a center for community economic justice in New York City, will discuss a new project: forming a Debtor’s Union. This conversation will focus on using The Rolling Jubilee as a tool for building initiatives that organize artists and activists together in order to concretely dispute the debt system in our country. We will ask questions like: what do the nuts and bolts of building a Debtors Union involve? What does non-cooperation with Wall Street and debt resistance look like?

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