Senior Debate for Older Adults Spring 2023 Series

Tue, Mar 7 2023
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual

adult learning Civic Engagement


Senior Debate this Spring 2023 season will be a 9-week series...Three weeks of instruction, three weeks of practice debates, and a three-week debate tournament!

This Spring the series is HYBRID where participants will be able to debate in person and via Zoom! So, if you’re home bound or out-of-town, it doesn’t matter…you can fully participate in the Spring 2023 Senior Debate Series!

We're going to get right into the Senior Debate structure and components - instructing the new debaters and refreshing the returning debaters - via Zoom, then have the practice debates and the tournament in-person at Central Library the Dweck Auditorium, with remote debaters with us on Zoom! 

We're meeting on Tuesdays from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, and we're looking forward to seeing you! All registrants will receive a copy of our manual, On the Other Hand, written by the founder of the Association for Senior Debate. This book is a quick read that will get you ready for the Zoom meetings.

Register today; BPL staff and debate experts teach and guide the series, teams are formed, and friendships are formed during our time together! If you're looking for intellectual stimulation that is interactive and fun, sign up for Senior Debate at Brooklyn Public Library!  

(If you register for the programs on 4/25, 5/2, and 5/9 only, you are registering as an observer, not a participant, as teams will have already been created.)

Please Note: For the three weeks of virtual training, the Zoom link will be emailed to you at 10:00 AM on the day of the meeting.

Spring 2023 Senior Debate Schedule:

3/7……….Workshop 1: Welcome, Affirmative and Negative Arguments: Meeting via Zoom

3/14……..Workshop 2: Consultation, Cross Examination, and Rebuttal: Meeting via Zoom

3/21……..Workshop 3: Closing Summary, Putting it All Together, and Q&A: Meeting via Zoom

3/28…….Practice Debates 1: In Person at Dweck Auditorium, Central Library/via Zoom

4/4……...Practice Debates 2: In Person at Dweck Auditorium, Central Library/via Zoom

No Meeting on 4/11/2023

4/18……..Practice Debates 3: In Person at Dweck Auditorium/Central Library/via Zoom

4/25…….Tournament Round 1: In Person at Dweck Auditorium/Central Library/via Zoom/via Zoom

5/2……....Tournament Round 2: In Person at Dweck Auditorium/Central Library/via Zoom

5/9..........Tournament Round 3: Championship and Culminating Event: In-person at Dweck Auditorium/Central Library/via Zoom

Direct your questions about Senior Debate programs/events at BPL to Berena Hughes at (718) 236-1760 ext. 51143 or email bhughes@bklynlibrary.org for more information.

Senior Debate is brought to you in partnership with and made possible by the Association for Senior Debate.

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Senior Debate this Spring 2023 season will be a 9-week series...Three weeks of instruction, three weeks of practice debates, and a three-week debate tournament!

This Spring the series is HYBRID where participants will be able to debate in person and via Zoom! So, if you’re home bound or out-of-town, it doesn’t matter…you can fully participate in the Spring 2023 Senior Debate Series!

We're going to get right into the Senior Debate structure and components - instructing the new debaters and refreshing the returning debaters - via Zoom, then have the practice debates and the tournament in-person at Central Library the Dweck Auditorium, with remote debaters with us on Zoom! 

We're meeting on Tuesdays from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, and we're looking forward to seeing you! All registrants will receive a copy of our manual, On the Other Hand, written by the founder of the Association for Senior Debate. This book is a quick read that will get you ready for the Zoom meetings.

Register today; BPL staff and debate experts teach and guide the series, teams are formed, and friendships are formed during our time together! If you're looking for intellectual stimulation that is interactive and fun, sign up for Senior Debate at Brooklyn Public Library!  

(If you register for the programs on 4/25, 5/2, and 5/9 only, you are registering as an observer, not a participant, as teams will have already been created.)

Please Note: For the three weeks of virtual training, the Zoom link will be emailed to you at 10:00 AM on the day of the meeting.

Spring 2023 Senior Debate Schedule:

3/7……….Workshop 1: Welcome, Affirmative and Negative Arguments: Meeting via Zoom

3/14……..Workshop 2: Consultation, Cross Examination, and Rebuttal: Meeting via Zoom

3/21……..Workshop 3: Closing Summary, Putting it All Together, and Q&A: Meeting via Zoom

3/28…….Practice Debates 1: In Person at Dweck Auditorium, Central Library/via Zoom

4/4……...Practice Debates 2: In Person at Dweck Auditorium, Central Library/via Zoom

No Meeting on 4/11/2023

4/18……..Practice Debates 3: In Person at Dweck Auditorium/Central Library/via Zoom

4/25…….Tournament Round 1: In Person at Dweck Auditorium/Central Library/via Zoom/via Zoom

5/2……....Tournament Round 2: In Person at Dweck Auditorium/Central Library/via Zoom

5/9..........Tournament Round 3: Championship and Culminating Event: In-person at Dweck Auditorium/Central Library/via Zoom

Direct your questions about Senior Debate programs/events at BPL to Berena Hughes at (718) 236-1760 ext. 51143 or email bhughes@bklynlibrary.org for more information.

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