For the final episode of our debt series (for now!) we sat down with the multitalented Sukhpreet Sangha. Sukhpreet is a lawyer, artist, and educator. After beginning her career as a criminal defence lawyer, she later transitioned to working at a community legal clinic where she practiced poverty law. Now, Sukhpreet works at a non-profit organization where she teaches law to newcomer public high school students and runs other related programs. We discuss how Sukhpreet paid off $100,000 in student loans within 7 years, how social justice lawyering is inaccessible for those with high debt loads, the dispiriting nature of staying in a job you don’t enjoy, and our respective theatre endeavours.
Follow Sukhpreet on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/SukhpreetSangha?s=20
Learn more about Sukhpreet’s theatre collective, Informal Upright here: https://informalupright.weebly.com/
Learn more about Yellow Bellies, an audio drama directed by Sukhpreet here: https://theatreofthebeat.ca/yellow-bellies
Read more about Sukhpreet’s debt journey here: https://sukhpreetsangha.medium.com/albatross-unslung-ab0cc19a1f96
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- Erin & Piper
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