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Civil Discourse: Empowering Students Now to Ensure a Brighter Future

March 10, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

EST  | Virtual

The National Speech & Debate Association was created in 1925 to provide recognition and support for students participating in speech and debate activities. While our organization has evolved over the decades, our mission is more relevant today than ever before. We connect, support, and inspire a diverse community committed to empowering students through competitive speech and debate.

NSDA membership builds confidence, boosts classroom performance, improves communication, and increases critical thinking skills; providing students with the most in-demand portable skills.

Join us for a speech-by-speech analysis of a debate round on the February 2023 National Public Forum Topic, Resolved: In the United States, right-to-work laws do more harm than good. Analysis will include an overview of the arguments, evidence, and strategy that the students use during the debate. Explore firsthand how debate can empower students with the skills needed for civil discourse.

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Get the Educator Toolkit to access resources for planning and communicating your participation in Civic Learning Week. The toolkit includes planning resources, sample social media posts, graphic assets, and more.