Friday, April 9, 2010

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and Student Loan Forgiveness

 As many of you are already aware, Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow Push Coalition are having a convention this coming June in Chicago. I was extended an invitation to speak at this convention. It is with great sorrow that I will most likely be unable to attend. It's a shame, but I don't think I'll be able to go.

If I could find a way to make it there, I would . . .

Moreover, if you can make it to Chicago in June for this convention, I encourage you to do so. Who knows? Perhaps I'll be able to attend as a panelist. It was an honor and a privilege to be invited. 

7 comments:

C. Cryn Johannsen said...

Regardless of how the other players feel about me, I sincerely hope that they are able to attend as well . . .

Spekkio said...

The irony is that, essentially, you can't go b/c of your student loan debt - which is what they want you to come and talk about.

I wonder...crazy idea time, here...what if you were to record a speech, based on the facts, i.e. "I wish I could be there with you, but I had to move to South Korea to find work that pays enough for me to pay down my student loan debt. We need serious and major reforms so that Americans like me don't have to leave."

Again, just a crazy thought.

Ann Ominous said...

I'm with Spekkio. You should record a speech for them, or maybe you can attend via the miracles of modern technology, via webcam.

C. Cryn Johannsen said...

Ann - I'd like to join via Skype, but I don't know if that will work. However, I am in the very least going to submit a paper to contribute. I am so frustrated and angry that I won't be able to attend.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on being asked to attend! I am so hopeful about Jesse Jackson being involved, there seems to be at least one politician that gets it.

Sean Feeney said...

What's the details on the conference? Free admission for debtors with degrees? :-)

C. Cryn Johannsen said...

Sean - by all means, attend! I wish I could be a part of this panel, and am frustrated that I can't be a part of it. It was an honor to have received the invitation to speak.