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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Something to talk about

With great debaters on both sides of this event, everyone should have something to share

NEW HAVEN — The State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will act as host for a debate between the Yale University and Howard University debate teams at 7 p.m. March 28 at Yale’s Woolsey Hall, 500 College St.
The event, dubbed The Great Debate, is part of the NAACP’s centennial anniversary celebration. "This is a great way to recognize the work and accomplishments of the NAACP," NAACP State Conference President Scot X. Esdaile said in a statement. "We’re honored to bring these two amazing teams together for such an historical event."
The Yale Debate Association is the most successful college debate team in the country, the statement said. The YDA has won the American Parliamentary Debate Association’s Team of the Year Award four times in the past 10 seasons, it said.
The Howard University Debate Team is one of the oldest intercollegiate activities on the university’s campus, the statement said. The team has placed second in the United Nations Week Debates, and has collaborated with Georgetown University’s Debate Team.
Tickets to the Great Debate are $10; VIP tickets, which include a special reception, are $50. For ticket information, call (800) 228-6622 or visit


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