MDC invites you to read three papers about Southern indebtedness and join us for a virtual conversation on Wednesday, December 2, 2-3 p.m. During the conversation, we will talk about how we need to shift the narratives we so often hear about debt.

We will offer perspective about how Southern debt negatively impacts other goals such as talent development and postsecondary attainment for youth and young adults; foster discussion about debt reduction efforts in Southern states; and offer policy options for stakeholders to consider and pursue.

In addition, we’ll talk about who needs to be in more nuanced conversations and strategize about how to broaden our circles of influence. MDC does not have all of the answers, but together we can start to shift the conversation to address the root causes of debt in the American South.

Virtual Conversation on Southern Indebtedness

Wednesday, December 2, 2-3 p.m.


About MDC and Debt in the South

MDC is a national partner of the Southern Partnership to Reduce Debt (SRPD) initiative, sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. SPRD is network of more than 20 state and local organizations working throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas to tackle consumer debt issues that perpetuate wealth and income inequality.

Go Deeper

For more information, visit MDC's SRPD webpage or contact MDC Senior Program Director Ralph Gildehaus.