THE GIRLS DEBATE LEAGUE

 

 

LATEST GIRLS DEBATE LEAGUE NEWS!

 

Girls Debate Tournament Results!

Congratulations to all the participants of our Spring Girls Debate Tournament! Thank you to the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute and Silberman Graduate School. Thank you to all our incredible speakers and workshops! The topic was on Title IX and the day featured... read more

Girls Debate Tournament this Friday!

On June 3rd, the NYCUDL and BALI host the Spring Girls Debate League Tournament at the Silberman Graduate School. This tournament features public forum and parliamentary debate for both middle school and high school. Also joining us for the morning panel of lawyers on... read more

SUMMER DEBATE CAMP OPPORTUNITIES!

If you missed our newsletter, check out these summer debate institute opportunities!  All NYCUDL debate institutes are free!  Girls Debate League members are also eligible for free summer debate scholarships at the Women’s Debate Institute, Bella Azbug... read more
GIRLS DEBATE LEAGUE TOURNAMENT!

GIRLS DEBATE LEAGUE TOURNAMENT!

GIRLS DEBATE LEAGUE SPRING TOURNAMENT RESULTS Team Awards Speaker Awards Complete Results Schematics On Monday we hosted the Spring Girls Debate League Tournament!  Over 100 debaters from across the city participated in our Spring Tournament.  The resolution was... read more
March Public Forum Debate Topics!

March Public Forum Debate Topics!

Hi Everyone! So we have a busy month of March public forum debate tournaments – every single weekend!!   Our middle school tournament will be held on March 7th, MS 297 Hawtree Creek Middle School with the Queens Debate League. And our HS Tournament is the City... read more

ABOUT THE GIRLS DEBATE LEAGUE

The New York City Urban Debate League founded the first girls debate league in the nation. This was brought about by several of our young women debaters coming together and proposing their own topics for tournaments rather than following the traditional national topics.  The Girls Debate League is founded not simply as just a competitive debate league, but as a holistic program of debate education with community partnerships with the Bella Azubg Leadership Institute,  women’s issues study, guest speakers, youth empowerment, advocacy training, skills, and other content areas. One of its goals is to provide the one of the best educational opportunities for women of all ages.

 

 


 

GIRLS DEBATE LEAGUE TOURNAMENT CALENDAR

The Girls Debate Program features day long tournaments in the Fall and Spring semesters. We often host these tournaments in partnership with the Bella Azbug Leadership Institute at Hunter College. The mornings include workshops with discussions and leadership skills. The afternoons include debates. The goal is to introduce all our young women to public speaking, debate skills, techniques, as well as college, career, and leadership prep.

September: Girls Debate League Fall Semester Tournament

March: : Women’s History Month Girls Debate League Tournament 

June: Girls Debate League Championships

July:  Girls Summer Debate Tournament 

 

 


MONTHLY WORKSHOPS

 Each month at our monthly debate tournaments, we have a break out workshop for all young women who are interested in The Girls Debate Program. The workshop features guest speakers on women’s issues, discussions, and debates among our students. There are also leadership seminars, as well as special programs like public speaking competitions, poetry competitions and writing competitions. Our participants vote for the topics of the upcoming tournaments at these meetings.

September – Introduction to Girls Debate League

October – Debate Skills Workshops

November – Debate Skills Workshop II

December – Debate Skills Workshop III

January –  Debate Skills Workshop IV

February – Summer Debate Institute Opportunities

March – Girls Debate League Tournament Prep

April – Summer Debate Institute Opportunities

May – Girls Debate League Tournament Prep

June – Summer Debate Institute Opportunities

July – Bella Azbug Leadership Institute Program

August – Summer Debate Institute Opportunities