Life and Debt – Film Screening

Life and Debt – Film Screening
Tuesday, March 6th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

The New School – Theresa Lang Student Center
55 West 13th Street

Join the Institute For Transformative Mentoring‘s monthly Social Justice film screening. RSVP here.

Life and Debt takes as its subject Jamaica’s economic decline in the 20th century. The story has reverberations in the plight of other third-world nations blindsided by globalization, like Ghana and Haiti. After England granted Jamaica independence in 1962, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) stepped in with a series of loans. These loans came with strings attached–the kind that would eventually plunge the country $7 billion into debt, stranded without the resources to dig themselves out.

Refreshments and a moderated discussion will follow the screening.

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