About This Event:

Closing the Gender Wealth Gap Forum

Why the Student Loan Crisis is a Gender Justice Issue

The student loan debt crisis has made it nearly impossible for many women to afford the cost of living after college, let alone build wealth. Black women in particular have been burdened by college debt more profoundly than any other group due to the intersecting factors of gender and race. In the midst of the White House’s rollout of the new, one-time Federal Student Loan Debt Relief program, join us on November 16th, 2022 from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM EST for a timely, virtual discussion that will dig deeper into the student loan crisis and its impact on the gender wealth gap. This is a free, virtual event - donations are appreciated.

Moderated by:

Melissa Fogg, MSW - Director of Women's Outreach and Advocacy at Community College of Philadelphia

Panelists Include: 

Dr. Richelle Brooks - Organizer with The Debt Collective, Founder of ReTHINK It

LaShayah Edgefield - Registered Nurse, Lived Experience Expert

Michael Hall - CEO Sage Scholars, Inc

Denise Kay - Senior Coach, Student Loan Doctor LLC

This event was made possible thanks to generous support from Ballard Spahr LLC, FS Investments, M&T/Wilmington Trust, PECO, and Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health.