Friday, May 11, 2012

Occupy Graduation



STUDENTS RALLY TO
OCCUPY GRADUATION 
AS STUDENT DEBT SURPASSES TRILLION DOLLAR MARK,
GRADUATES EXPRESS FRUSTRATION WITH NOT SO BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD
MEDIA CONTACT WORKHOUSE CEO ADAM NELSON
TELEPHONE: +1 646. 205. 3540 | EMAIL NELSON@WORKHOUSEPR.COM 




USA (10 May 2012) Graduation day is one of the proudest moments in a student's life. But for so many people facing a mountain of student debt, it's also a time for entering an unfair world of loan collectors and limited job prospects. Burdened by this debt, graduating students will exeunt the college stage with a silent, but firm expression of their angst and frustration in response to the growing student loan debt bubble. Formed by the collective voices of OWSPR, WORKHOUSE, Occupy Colleges, Move On, OccupyWallSt.org, Occupy Student Debt, Occupy Together, Ben Cohen (Ben and Jerry’s), Rebuild the Dream, “Default: The Student Loan Documentary,” Backbone Campaign, Occupy Student Debt, EDU Debtors Union, Forgive Student Loan Debt and Wear Your Debt, students throughout the country have pledged to use Commencement ceremony -- their big day---  to address this debt jubilee by white taping the actual dollar sign of their debt incurred to caps and gowns or by wearing symbolic ball & chains on their ankles in silent protest. A simple demonstration of expression to illustrate the national student frustration over this deep financial crisis, Occupy Graduation does not seek to interrupt the actual ceremony of commencement in any way save for visual representation. Amongst the Institutions who have pledged participation include George Washington University (Thursday, 17 May 2012), CU Boulder (Friday, 11 May 2012), The University of North Carolina (Sunday, May 13) and many, many more. For a full list and more information visit Occupy Graduation 

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