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For Immediate Release:       Contact: Jennifer Jones
November 30, 2021     

#GivingTuesday: Chicago Debates Features Chicago Public School Students in a LIVE Public Forum Debate

Chicago Debates is celebrating #GivingTuesday with a LIVE Public Forum Debate. The event will feature Chicago Public School students from Beasley Academic Center and KIPP One Academy debating the topic, Resolved: The Chicago Bears should not relocate to Arlington Heights in a LIVE Public Forum Debate.

Viewers will witness the educational and skill development component of debate in action and be able to cast their votes for the most persuasive argument.  “We are very excited to highlight the accessibility of Public Forum for our students. This public debate will highlight how common and relatable topics can expand our students’ knowledge on local issues while also increasing their skills in persuasion, active listening, and research,” said Anthony Bolden, Director of Programs.

Public Forum LIVE!

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

6:30-7:00pm CST

Viewers can watch the LIVE event at this link. Press interested in coverage of the forum are welcome to attend in-person at the Chicago Debates office at 67 E. Madison St., Suite 1616, Chicago, IL 60603.

#GivingTuesday harnesses the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world through charitable giving.  Started in 2012, #GivingTuesday inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Those interested in supporting Chicago Debates can visit or text CHIDEBATES to 243725.

Chicago Debates is bridging the opportunity gap for Chicago Public School (CPS) students by providing them with an after-school program that supports their academic, career, and leadership success.  Our mission is to advance the educational achievement, community contributions, and life success of Chicago’s youth through the transformative power of academic debate.  We envision a world in which Chicago youth are empowered to find their voice, succeed in college and career, and become leaders in their community. Debate may not fix all of the world’s problems, but it can shape the next generation of leaders who will. We exist to ensure that includes some of Chicago’s most marginalized youth.

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