[eDebate] Public Debate Invitation
Wed Nov 14 12:14:12 CST 2001
The Student Debate Society of Austin cordially invites you to join
us for an evening of public debates Thursday, November 29th, 2001. The
debates will take place at 6 pm and 8 pm on the University of Texas campus
in Painter Hall, room 2.48.
The debates will address US response to the September 11th
attacks. The first debate, held at 6:00 pm, will be on the topic
Resolved: United States military intervention in Afghanistan is
justified. There will be a series of speeches giving the defending US
intervention, against US intervention, discussing the humynitarian
implications of military intervention, and advocating limited military
response. After the initial speeches, there will be an open forum,
allowing members of the audience to either ask questions to the
panelists, or to voice their own opinions.
The second debate will take place at 8 pm. The topic will be Civil
Liberties. There will again be a series of speeches concerning
immigrants rights, the anti-terrorism bill, grassroots movements, and
the media and civil liberties.
We're excited about the debates for a few reasons. First, Dave
Breshears and the UT debate team have kindly helped us coordinate the
symposium to run immediately before the UT debate tournament,
allowing people from all over the country to attend and participate
in the debates. We may be able to arrange carpools from a few hotels near
UT, so contact me ASAP if you're going to need a ride.
Additionally, due to the complex nature of the Sept 11th incident, we
feel the normal debate dichotomy (affirmation and negation of a
resolution) is insufficient to discuss the complexity of the attacks.
As such, we have designed what we hope is a forum conducive to a more
complete, nuanced discussion of the incident.
Finally, the forum is a unique opportunity for high schoolers to
express their views on the attacks.
We hope you and your squad will be able to join us. If you have any
questions, wish to participate, or would like further information,
feel free to email me at nuraido at hotmail.com, or Student Debate Society at
sdsAsutin at hotmail.com.
Thanks, and we hope to see you all there.
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