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Below you can find all recent links from posts on our Instagram, @chicagodebates.
Listen here to Elijah Easley (Kenwood Academy Junior) on the Smash Boom Best for a podcast discussion on Godzilla vs. King Kong.
We’re Hiring! Apply here.
Watch our new Organizational Video here.
Breaking News: Chicago Debates’ Executive Director Named Crain’s Notable Black Leader & Executive. Read Dr. Gunn’s statement and the full press release here.
Our Executive Director, Dr. Toinette Gunn, named a 2021 Crain’s Chicago NOTABLE Black Leader and Executive. Check out Dr. Gunn’s profile here.
Check-out Ava McKenzie (Junior, Lindblom Math & Science Academy) and Amanti Washington (Freshman, Kenwood Academy) debate it out: https://youtu.be/T9JMb0p7OJI
Our season will remain virtual for now, but the good news is: You have another opportunity this Fall to volunteer from anywhere in the world. Interested volunteers can fill out this application: https://chicago-debates.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=57168 and then sign up for tournaments here: https://chicago-debates.volunteerlocal.com/.
Read the Performance Trust press release here.
Debaters say thank you to our donors: Watch here.
Read our AustinTalks feature.
Read the Sun-Times story, “Chicago Debates Mural Makes a Splash”.
Watch our Wintrust Mural Unveiling Event here.
Listen to Terry Hunt on our partnership with Austin Community College.
One Small Step for Justice… A Giant Relief for Humankind: Statement from our Executive Director.
Press Release: Associate Board Member and Alumnus Sharone Mitchell Appointed Cook County Public Defender
Our 2021 Debater of the Year, Gregorio Chavez of Pritzker College Prep!
Our Associate Board’s Sharone Mitchell’s Sun-Times Feature.
Middle School City Championship’s Outstanding Adjudicator Award: Olena Romantsova
Senior Spotlight: We spoke with Ian Vanswearingen and Marcel Bieganski from Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center, along with their coaches Hollis Griffin and Ryan Howell.
In Solidarity…We Remain Standing! Read the full statement here.
Our 2021 Middle School Coach of the Year, Jackie Roman, from KIPP One Academy.
Associate Board Chair Onica Matsika named one of Ice Miller LLP’s 2020 Pro Bono Award Honorees. Read the blog here.
Middle School Rookie Team Champs: Hear from Sarah Brown & Kendall Brewton here.
Read the press release from the 2021 Middle School City Championships.
Student Debater Volunteers As Debate Judge: Carlie Ceska’s story.
Chicago Debates on CBS2 Chicago: Students Share About Debating in a Virtual World
Our Associate Board Members Onica Matsika (Ice Miller) and Amit Bindra (The Prinz Law Firm) made the 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list! Check out the full list here.
Watch our Executive Director, Dr. Toinette Gunn, on the Social Change ChangeFest Film Festival HERE (jump to the 42:48 mark for the segment).
FOX32 Chicago and our Executive Director, Dr. Toinette Gunn, following the final presidential debate HERE.
FOX32 Chicago chats with our Executive Director, Dr. Toinette Gunn. Watch HERE.
ABC7 Chicago features our 9th Annual Make Room for Debate Virtual Experience.
Watch our 2020 Lecture Series on Criminal Justice Reform on the Chicago Debates YouTube Channel.
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“Our Contribution to Justice: Cultivating the Voice & Skills of our Future Leaders”–We stand in solidarity with those across the world demanding justice and change. Read the full message from our Executive Director here: https://bit.ly/30dExKU