Debate: "The regulation of Free Speech creates a more 'civil' society."

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Come watch a live debate on the contentious topic of "Free Speech." Kyree (https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/members/130850192/) and Nancy (https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/members/212089790/) will team up against Anthony (https://www.meetup.com/debateclub-6/members/270262852/) and Ryan (https://www.meetup.com/debateclub-6/members/245972308/) to engage in a civil and thoughtful debate on this topic. The debate will be moderated by Matthew (https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/members/236056539/).

Here's the final language of the debate resolution:

"The regulation of Free Speech creates a more 'civil' society."

The debate will be in an "Oxford-style" format (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debate#Oxford-style_debating).

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The event schedule:

6:00 -- doors open
6:15 -- introduction by the moderator
6:30 to 8:00 -- the debate!
8:00 to 8:15 -- event wrap-up

PLEASE NOTE: due to the limited seating arrangements, there will only be thirty seats available, on a first-come basis. The remaining attendees will be accommodated via "standing-room" only. Therefore, an on-time arrival is strongly recommended.

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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The NYCPF is a nonpartisan organization. As such, we do not promote or advocate on behalf of any particular issues or causes. Rather, our aim is to foster independent, critical thinking by exchange of views with the highest level of intellectual rigor.

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If you wish to participate in the future debates, please contact one of the Organizers directly.

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Previous Debate Night @ WeWork:

▨Jan 18, 2019 "Affirmative action is necessary to redress past racial injustices." (https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/events/257427434/)

▨ Nov. 30, 2018: "On balance, illegal immigrants are a 'net positive' to society." (https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/events/256231796/)