Join us for a PUBLIC DEBATE Saturday, July 13th at 2 p.m., at the DuSable Museum of African-American History.
See CDL debaters from Morgan Park, Lane Tech, Julian, and Williams debate this important historical topic:
Resolved: That the Emancipation Proclamation — including its opening of the armed services to persons of color — was passed primarily for reasons of political expedience, rather than high moral purpose, and therefore it is not one of the great American civil rights documents.
This event, which takes place as part of the Museum’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, is free and open to the public.
Crowdfunding for the CDSI
The Chicago Debate Summer Institute (CDSI) makes high-quality pre-season debate training accessible to Chicago students. We are raising funds to provide this two-week intensive high school debate program (and one-week middle school program) FREE to low-income students. Thanks to our amazing donors, we’ve already raised over $25,000 for CDSI.
But we need $5000 more by July 29 to meet our fundraising goal. That’s where you come in. Plus, an anonymous donor has agreed to match all new contributions — so your gift will count double!
The Chicago Debate Championship was a fitting culmination to a superb season. Click the link below for the 2012/13 CDL Season Award winners, including The Golden Gavel Award, the Voltaire Sterling Debater of the Year, and Alumnus of the Year. And, Chicago CDL did an amazing job at the NAUDL Nationals!