October 03, 2013 by Latasha Myers
For the last few months, Student Debt Crisis along with Generation Progress, MoveOn.org, Rock The Vote, Democracy For America, American Federation of Teachers, Backbone Campaign, Working Families Party, SEIU’s Adjunct Action and For Profit U, One Wisconsin Now, Rebuild The Dream, Generational Alliance, NYPIRG and Our Time have been calling on students to submit videos of their student debt stories. These groups decided to come out with the #OutWithStudentDebt Video Project – an initiative designed to help shed the stigma of shame and embarrassment that comes along with the burden of student loan debt.
But all good things must come to an end, and the submission deadline has officially ended. The project received 60 videos from students all around the county who have been brave enough to share their student debt stories with the world, including this one from the New Olivet Baptist Church in Tennessee, featuring an entire congregation coming out with their collective $1.4 million in student loan debt.
The video project puts a human face on a crisis that has been crippling students in our country for years, and highlights the fact that people are not just numbers on a piece of paper -- that students are not just a loan.
For the next two weeks -- through October 15th -- you can vote for your favorite videos once per day. Winners will be announced on October 17th, and the top three video submissions will receive $500 (representing the average monthly student loan bill).
To find out more about the #OutWithStudentDebt Video Project, please visit: