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New York City Urban Debate League Programming Off the Charts!

In our¬†last¬†edition we celebrated the incredible achievements of New York City’s Great Debaters at the¬†New York State Championshipswhere our debaters swept nearly every division and every award! ¬†This weekend we celebrate the¬†New York City Debate Championships!¬†100 of the top debaters from across the city will compete for the title of City Champion! ¬†While¬†this will be our final NYC tournament of this school year – our top debaters will be competing at National Championship tournaments in Kentucky (Tournament of Champions), Alabama (National Forensics League Championships), Washington D.C. (National Urban Debate League Championships), Pennsylvania (National Catholic Forensics League Championships), and Tennessee (National Debate Coaches Association Championships)! And at the college level of the¬†National Debate Tournament Championships¬†and the¬†CEDA National Championships, history was made by former urban debaters – and our alumni!
And that’s why we are New York’s most rigorous academic program! You wont find more national champions! ¬†You wont find more alumni national champions! ¬†You wont find more awards and honors anywhere in New York!
So everyone is invited to our Saturday City Championships Tournament! ¬†Send your rsvp to¬†[email protected]! ¬†We need judges! We need supporters! ¬†And all our Great Debaters are invited! ¬†Thank you to all of New York City for supporting the city’s most award winning academic program!!!!!
BE GREAT! BE A GREAT DEBATER!
Sincerely,
Erik Fogel, Executive Director
The New York City Urban Debate League
Website: www.nycdebate.org
Twitter: @nycdebateleague
Phone: 917-455-1079

Citizens Committee

CITY DEBATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!
APRIL 6TH!
You are cordially invited to attend the New York City Debate Championships – the most competitive tournament in New York State! ¬†Only the top two teams from every school are invited to compete! ¬†Every school in New York City is invited to compete! ¬†And as always – all our programs are free for all schools! ¬†Click¬†here¬†for registration! ¬†Contact¬†[email protected]¬†if interested in judging! ¬†And come celebrate the achievements of our city’s top debaters!
Tournament Registration: click here or http://goo.gl/wWDqR
Tournament Location: The Institute for Collaborative Education, 345 E. 15th Street, New York, New York
Tournament Times: Saturday, April 6th, Friday, 9am-6pm
Registration Costs: Free!
Tournament Meals: Free!
Tournament Admissions: Free!  Only requirement is to support our Great Debaters!
Public Forum Debate Schedule (estimated times!)
10:00am-10:30am – Round 1
11:00am-11:30am – Round 2
12:00pm-12:30pm – Round 3
12:30pm-1:30pm – Lunch
1:30pm-2:00pm – Quarterfinals
2:30pm-3:00pm – Semifinals
3:30pm-4:30pm – Final Round & Awards Ceremony
High School Policy Debate Schedule (estimated times!)
10:00am-12:000m – Round 1
12:00pm- 2:00pm – Round 2
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Lunch
3:00pm-5:00pm – Round 3 (Final Round)
5:00pm-5:30pm – Awards Ceremony

Middle School Policy Debate Schedule (estimated times!)

10:00am-11:000am – Round 1
11:00am- 12:00pm – Round 2
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm-2:00pm – Round 3
2:00pm -3:00pm – Final Round
3:30pm – 4:00pm – Awards Ceremony

Debate Con #3

 
MARCH 22ND!  
NO SPRING BREAK FOR DEBATE! DEBATE CON #3!!! 
While most NYC students headed off to Spring Break – not our Great Debaters! ¬†Our debaters gathered for Debate Conference #3 at PS 278 in Washington Heights. ¬†Thank you to all our guest speakers from the Committee on US-China Relations and the St. John’s University Debate Team. ¬†The evening was devoted to the study of the upcoming debate topic at City Championships as well as debate skills in research, evidence and rebuttals. ¬†Thank you everyone for attending!

UDL #6

MARCH 16TH
NYC DEBATE TOURNAMENT #6!
Every month the New York City Debate League hosts a free tournament for all NYC students!  All grade levels! Record breaking attendance each tournament!  Everyone from the community invited!! Our high school policy debaters addressed the issue of transportation reform.  Our high school public forum debaters debated the issue of health care for all.  Our middle school debaters argued the issue of US- China Relations.
Thank you to all our judges, volunteers, teachers, parents, alumni and all our supporters for coming out on a Saturday and supporting all our Great Debaters!

NYCDI - NYC picture

 
THE SUMMER OF DEBATE!
APPLY NOW TO OUR FREE 
NEW YORK DEBATE INSTITUTES!….
 
The Manhattan Debate Institute (MDI)
The Brooklyn Debate Institute (BKDI)
The Queens Debate Institute (QDI)
The Bronx Debate Institute (BXDI)
The Harlem Debate Institute (HDI)
The Staten Island Debate Institute (SIDI)
The New York City Urban Debate League hosts the only free summer debate institutes in the state of New York! ¬†We are also the only debate institute that serves all New Yorkers from across the state!¬† We offer an intense debate programs in each borough.¬† Breakfast and lunch are served.¬† Students are trained in all debate events including Policy Debate, Public Forum Debate, Lincoln Douglas Debate, public speaking, rhetoric, current events, political science and philosophy.¬† Our staff includes some of the top debate instructors and debaters in the nation.¬† Click¬†here¬†for a sample brochure from our Manhattan Debate Institute. ¬†Click¬†here¬† for our online application. ¬†Click¬†here¬†for our application in Microsoft Word or¬†here¬†for our application as a PDF. Contact us at¬†[email protected]¬†for more information or call¬†917-455-1079. ¬†You can email completed applications to us at[email protected]¬†or mail them to Attn: Erik Fogel, 244 E. 163rd St., Bronx, New York 10451. ¬†Or simply complete our¬†application online! Thanks and see you this summer!
The Manhattan Debate Institute (MDI)
Location: Hunter College  695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065,
Dates: July 29th – August 10th (2 weeks)
Times: 9:00am-2:30pm
Manhattan Summer Debate Tournament – August 10th (Saturday)
The Brooklyn Debate Institute (BKDI)
Location: Achievement First Charter School, Brooklyn, 1485 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Dates: August 19th – August 8/31 (2 weeks)
Brooklyn Summer Debate Tournament – August 31st (Saturday)
The Queens Debate Institute (QDI)
Location: TBA
Dates: August 26th – August 31st
Queens Summer Debate Tournament – August 31st (Saturday)
The Bronx Debate Institute (BXDI)!
Information Coming Soon!
The Harlem Debate Institute (HDI)!

Information Coming Soon!

The Staten Island Debate Institute (SIDI)!

Information Coming Soon!

EMPORIA

 
URBAN DEBATERS BECOME THE FIRST UNDISPUTED COLLEGE DEBATE CHAMPIONS IN HISTORY BY WINNING BOTH COLLEGE DEBATE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENTS!!!
The Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) tournament is the largest college debate championship of the season and is typically called “The People’s Tournament” due to its large size.
The National Debate Tournament (NDT) is the most prestigious tournament of the debate season where only the top 78 teams in the United States compete.
Elijah Smith and Ryan Wash of Emporia State University WON BOTH tournaments, making them the FIRST UNDISPUTED CHAMPIONS OF COLLEGE DEBATE!!
They are the SECOND all-Black team to ever win CEDA and the FIRST all- Black team to ever win the NDT.  For the CEDA National Championships they defeated our own NYC debate alumni team of Damiyr Davis and Miguel Feliciano of Beacon High School, who took second place in the entire country!  Damiyr and Miguel also reached the Quarterfinals of the NDT Championship!  At the NDT National Championships, Elijah & Ryan defeated Northwestern University!

“This debate typified a clash of civilizations in the pedagogical approach to competitive academic debate,”¬†Omar Guevara, the Weber State University director of forensics¬†said. ¬†On one hand, he said, ESU used a critical, philosophical approach, and on the other hand, Northwestern University used a traditional-policy approach to the debate route. ¬†“So you had a clash of demographics and identity, you had a clash of institutions, and you had a clash of pedagogical styles,” Guevara said. “It was truly a beautiful moment. And the debate was decided on a 3-2 decision, the most narrow of margins.”

For additional articles about the historic tournament, click here.

The final round at NDT, which took more than two hours, can be viewed on YouTube: http://www.justin.tv/gtdebatestream/c/2102713.

 

CONGRATULATIONS FOR MAKING HISTORY!

INDIAN DEBATE RAP VIDEO

INDIAN DEBATE RAP VIDEO “TALK IT OUT” GOES VIRAL!

Abhaey Singh, a British-Indian debater created a promotional video for his Indian Debating Union (IDU). ¬†The video became an instant hit and starting the Debate Music¬†Genre! ¬†“We had to propagate this message of civil debate which says that all the problems that we have in our democracy can be sorted out through polite debate. Our Indian Debating Union has been working on it but the song has taken it to a larger audience,” Abhaey said.¬†‘Talk It Out’ is the first song to be released as part of Abhaey’s debut music album ‘Salvo!’, produced by his independent music label, Kauzala Music. ¬†Click¬†here¬† or¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFQRYcTznKQ¬†to watch the video.

LD Debate

NYC LINCOLN DOUGLAS DEBATE IS BACK!
For years the JP Morgan Chase Foundation’s Lincoln Douglas debates were one of New York’s most premier debate events and a flagship program in our local urban debate league. Unfortunately, the debate program ended several years ago. ¬†But that will soon change! Beginning Summer 2013, Lincoln Douglas Debate is back! ¬†The Lincoln Douglas Debate program will kick off at our summer debate institute and will continue with monthly workshops and tournaments.