USC Documentary Film and Panel Discussion on Student Debt in US

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, October 12, 2021 / — The University of Southern California (USC) Casden
Institute in partnership with USC’s School of Cinematic Arts on Thursday, October 14th at 7:00
PM PST will present a free virtual screening of the award-winning documentary “Sallie Mae Not”
episode one of the “Scared to Debt” 6-part series. Immediately afterward, social justice
advocates and the series director Michael Camoin will hold an online panel discussion. The
online event is free and open to the general public. LINK to register .

The $1.8 Trillion student loan-debt affecting over 45 million Americans has become a question

of economic, racial and social justice. Some activists advocate for loan forgiveness while others

are asking for basic consumer protections like bankruptcy and statutes of limitations on loans to

be reinstated.

USC President Carol Folt will open the event with a welcome message followed by remarks by

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), a leading voice on the subject of student loan

forgiveness in Congress. The series highlights the history of federal student loans which began

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