DebatABLE facilitates civic discourse using techniques borrowed from academic debate.
Debatable will host social gatherings that incorporate a structured, research based debate between residents on an issue important to the community. The winner receives $100.
In the summer, Debatable will host a final debate against residents in participating neighborhoods.
Short introduction of who you are and what side of the resolution you will advocate for.
Fact based, persuasive advocacy for or against the resolution.
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Questions from the audience answered to test debaters ability to respond with facts to impromptu questions.
Summary of argument that includes position’s strengths and opposition’s weakness.