MDC North Campus and Miami-Dade Urban Debate League to Host Aspiring Changemakers Debate Tournament

Miami, March 31, 2016 – In collaboration with the Miami-Dade Urban Debate League (MDUDL), Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus will serve as the home of the first annual Aspiring Changemakers Debate Tournament on Saturday, April 2.

“North Campus is an ideal host partner for the tournament.  We’re pleased to collaborate with MDUDL in a movement to empower our students to think critically about real world problems and to render solutions through debate,” said Dr. Malou C. Harrison, president of MDC’s North Campus.

The MDUDL is the local chapter of the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues (NAUDL). MDUDL seeks to cultivate a community of learners amongst urban public school students in Miami. It focuses on teamwork, cooperative learning, academic excellence, critical reflection, and individual student growth. The goal is to empower the participants to become confident, successful citizens, who are advocates for themselves and their community.  The group also aims for students to successfully graduate from high school, pursue college degrees, and become active leaders in their community.

In the fourth debate tournament for the league since its inception, more than 50 volunteers comprised of college students, personnel, attorneys, and community leaders will come together to run the tournament.  More than 100 students from throughout Miami-Dade County are expected to participate.

To volunteer to serve as judge or for more information, please contact Shantelle Maxwell at 305-237-1673.

WHAT:            MDC’s North Campus to Host Aspiring Changemakers Debate Tournament

WHEN:            Saturday, April 2, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE:         MDC’s North Campus, bldg. 3, room 3249, conference center, 11380 NW 27th Ave.