The debate will take place Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Palmer Events Center (900 Barton Springs Rd.).
During the event, students will examine their knowledge and beliefs about the Constitution while reflecting on their rights. Facilitators will engage debaters on a range of current topics – including use of force in Syria, assault weapons bans, abortion laws, voter ID laws, and university admission policies.
“This event is a great way for students to expand their understanding of the Constitution, share their beliefs, and learn from one another,” says Peck Young, director of ACC’s Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS).
The event will be hosted by CPPPS, ACC’s Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Center for Student Political Studies, the Student Government Association, and the City of Austin, with Council Member Mike Martinez serving as honorary chairman. The American Board of Trial Advocates is co-sponsoring the event.
Pre-register for the event at austincc.edu/cppps, or just show up. For more information, contact Maxine Kaplan at 223.7050 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Parking and participation are free, and refreshments will be provided.
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