Recap: Closing the Gender Wealth Gap Forum – Why the Student Loan Crisis is a Gender Justice Issue

“Student loan debt is not a gender justice issue simply because it happens to affect women more, our narratives around deservedness, the American dream, and meritocracy continue to push women into a structure that is designed for failure. There can be no justice or liberation until we confront our narratives about those at the bottom of the economic pyramid. To quote Anne Price: ‘Who do our current narratives build power for and who do they leave behind?'” – Kelly Sheard, Director of GWI

On November 16, 2022, we held a timely discussion to dig deeper into the student loan crisis and its connection to the gender wealth gap. You don’t want to miss this important conversation! View the full video recording below.

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
Michael Hall – CEO Sage Scholars, Inc
Denise Kay – Senior Coach, Student Loan Doctor LLC


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This event was made possible thanks to generous support from Ballard Spahr LLCFS InvestmentsM&T/Wilmington TrustPECO, and Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health.