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Debtors Ball

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Friday, January 11 2013
7:30PM
 
 

In the last few months, a new idea has emerged around the fraught issue of debt in contemporary society. Rolling Jubilee is a Strike Debt project that buys anonymous, bundled debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, abolishes it. It’s been called a form of crowdsourced debt forgiveness, a bailout of the people by the people. The group’s initial focus is specifically on medical debt, and each dollar raised is able to cancel out $20 worth of debt. Highlighting predatory, yet legal practices and seeking to disrupt this cycle through a campaign of generosity that will have real impact, Rolling Jubilee feels of the moment in the best way. Our Debtors Ball will be a full evening of activities where the entirety of ticket sales and donations will go directly to this operation. With performances by a new configuration of the heavy minimalists AWAAS  and Aleric Nezs full band Last Sip, as well as night’s end dance party courtesy of DJ Heidi Powell.  

Doors at 7:30.  Music at 9:00.

Reflecting on the past 15+ months of pandemic, SPACE wants to highlight the amazing recipients of our 2020 Maine Visual Artist Emergency Relief Grants and Maine Musician Relief Grants. Explore these lists to learn more about the wellspring of artists and creative thought leaders in our state.