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  • Scared to Debt! Film Screening & Panel Discussion with Filmmaker

    Scared to Debt!

    Film Screening & Panel Discussion with Filmmaker

    [Note: film can be viewed anytime between January 27th-31st!]

    Currently, 45 million borrowers are saddled with close to $1.9 trillion in federal student loan debt in the United States. The Biden Administration has extended the CARES ACT payment pause until May 1st, 2022. Many borrowers perceive the decision as kicking the can down the road. They remain victims of predatory loan practices within a corrupt system that profits while increasing their debt far beyond their ability to pay it.

    View the award-winning Sallie Mae Not documentary, episode one of the Scared to Debt documentary film by Michael Camoin, and join him and others for a panel discussion to learn the chilling reality of student loan corruption in America and options to confront it effectively.

    Panelists:

    How to watch film and participate in panel discussion:

    Watch the film in advance on your own [January 27th to 31st] via the easy access link you will receive when you RSVP below. The film is 41 minutes long. No fee/donation is necessary.

    THEN

    Join the panel discussion on Zoom on Monday, January 31st, at 12:00pm to 1:30pm ET, 6:00pm to 7:30pm CET, 9:00pm to 10:30pm Dubai time. [A link to the recording of the panel discussion will be shared with those who register and are unable to attend the discussion.] 

    RSVP below for your free film screening access, panel discussion Zoom link, and invitation to submit a question for the panel discussion. 

    Invite your family and friends to participate as well. Here is a Facebook post to share. 

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    Join with others today to win for Democrats up and down the ballot, including Congressional Progressive Caucus Members who are committed to student debt relief for borrowers in the United States – If you are able, please consider giving $4.50, $45 or anything in between to help us reach our goal of 45 donations in recognition of the 45 million American student debt borrowers. Please donate here today. Thank you!

    Co-hosted by the Global Progressive Caucus and Global Youth Caucus. 

    This event is part of the proDA series “Monthly Mondays for Your Progressive Minds.”

    Vancouver 9-10:30 am
    Toronto 12-1:30 pm
    Brazil 2-3:30 pm
    London 5-6:30 pm
    Berlin 6-7:30 pm
    Nairobi/Athens 8-9:30 pm
    Dubai 9-10:30 pm
    Mumbai 10:30 pm - midnight
    WHEN
    January 31, 2022 at 12:00pm
    WHERE
    Online
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  • rsvped for Framing Political Discourse 2022-01-11 13:12:49 -0500

    Political Framing: Building Bridges in Divided Communities

    Join us to hear Dr. Dustie Spencer guide us through how to use the tool of “framing” to bridge Democratic messaging to a larger and often sceptical constituency of voters.  Dr. Spencer has pointed out that “Republican framing is very efficient, but framing an issue doesn’t need to be a lie.”   It can be highlighting a less important aspect of an issue, as Republicans do with citing “national security” as threatened by a more humane policy that offers a path to citizenship for undocumented workers.    

     Dr. Spencer teaches Global Studies as a visiting Assistant Professor at Pusan National University, South Korea.  She earned her PhD from the University of Edinburgh where her studies focused on transnational activism and social movements framing. 

     During her talk, Dr. Spencer will offer an overview of how frames work to impact our opinions and thus voting habits.  She will suggest ways that Democrats can effectively listen to the narratives of those around us and structure an effective response.  Dr. Spencer notes that listening to the grievances of our friends and families can help us identify which frames they are using.  Once their frames of reference are clear, we can use them to connect on their key issues so Democratic policies can resonate with them. Spencer cites human rights as an issue where campaigns in this field have become excellent at stressing the universal human rights of all humans as an important and critical frame to the success of global social movements today. 

     After Dr. Spencer’s presentation, there will be time for questions, so do email you questions in advance to [email protected]

    WHEN
    January 22, 2022 at 11:00am
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