Live Oxford Debate: "This house supports reparations for slavery."

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Come watch a live debate on the contentious topic of "Reparations."

Justin ( and Jaquon will team up against Kyree ( and Derek ( to engage in a civil and thoughtful debate on this topic.

Here's the final debate resolution:
"This house supports reparations for slavery."

The debate will be in an "Oxford-style" format (

The event schedule:

6:00 -- doors open
6:15 -- introduction by the moderator
6:30 to 7:50 -- the debate!
7:50 to 8:00 -- 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.

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.


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

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