January 30, 2013


Book Launch and Lecture
By Mark Hagen

Friday, February 1 @ 4 PM
Mezzanine Theatre

Los Angeles-based artist Mark Hagen’s 2013?: A Doomsday Day Planner, published by Paper Chase Press, is a beautifully designed and functional day planner as well as encyclopedia of over 150 failed doomsday predictions going back two millennia that Hagen has researched and summarized (from 6th century BCE Romans, to Ronald Reagan, to the recent New Age predictions for December 21, 2012 and the end of the Mayan calendar). For the book launch of 2013?: A Doomsday Day Planner, Hagen would like to engage in a conversation about Eschatology (the study of beliefs concerning the “end of the world” or “end time”) with Jon R. Stone, PhD, Professor in the Religious Studies Department at California State University, Long Beach, scholar of 19th and 20th century American Millennial groups, author of Expecting Armageddon (2000), and contributor to The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism (2011).

Certainty of Hopelessness
A Primer on Discharging Student Debt

Sunday, February 3 @ 1 PM
Mezzanine Theatre 

The 9th Circuit Court has established the following criteria to determine if student loans are eligible to be discharged during bankruptcy proceedings: (1) serious mental or physical disability of the debtor or the debtor’s dependents; (2) the debtor’s obligation to care for dependents; (3) lack of or severely limited education; (4) poor quality of education; (5) lack of usable or marketable job skills; (6) underemployment; (7) maximized income potential in the debtor’s chosen educational field and no other lucrative job skills; (8) a limited number of years remaining in the debtor’s work life to allow repayment; (9) age or other factors that prevent retraining or relocation that would facilitate repayment; (10) lack of assets to repay the loans (whether exempt or not); (11) potentially increasing expenses that outweigh potential appreciation in the value of the debtor’s assets and/or likely increases in the debtor’s income; (12) the lack of better financial options elsewhere.

Christopher Glazek and Sean Monahan show you how to prove “certainty of hopelessness” – that your life is so wretched that you have no realistic way of ever repaying your debt.

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