MDC’s North Campus to Host Aspiring Changemakers Debate Tournament

Miami, Feb. 2, 2017 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus, in collaboration with the Miami-Dade Urban Debate League (MDUDL), will host the Second Annual Aspiring Changemakers Debate Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 11.

More than 50 volunteers composed of MDC students, attorneys, and community leaders will come together for the tournament.  More than 140 students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) are scheduled to participate.

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

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

To volunteer as a judge, or for more information, please contact Marisel Madrigal at 305-237-1018.