WSU Debate to Discuss Immigration and Human Rights

OGDEN, Utah – The public is invited to hear Weber State University’s debate team present both sides of the issue of immigration and human rights, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in Elizabeth Hall Room 229.

“Immigration and human rights is a widely debated topic amongst our students, our politicians and our community members,” said Ryan Wash, Weber State Debate coach. “This event is an opportunity to shed some light on current opinions regarding immigration and human rights, as well as to provide some solutions within our own communities.”

The event is part of the team’s public debate initiative, which strives to create a platform for community members to hear thoroughly researched information and opinions on topics that are relevant to current issues. It also offers a unique opportunity for audience members to provide feedback and share their perspectives on featured topics with team members. Attendees should come prepared for a night of passionate debate.

“This debate isn’t about a team winning or losing, it’s about spurring conversations,” Wash said. “We are trying to put some arguments out there and use our position as a student organization to say the uncomfortable things other people are thinking but don’t quite have the courage to say.”

Weber State debate is housed in the Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities and helps students master essential skills, such as critical thinking, research and public speaking, to help them become persuasive advocates in their communities and the nation.

Established in 1922, Weber State Debate is the oldest competitive team at Weber State University. The team specializes in academic policy debate and regularly ranks in the top 25 programs in the nation.

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Contact:

Ryan Wash, Weber State Debate coach
801-626-6220 • ryanwash@weber.edu

Author:

Shaylee Stevens, Office of Marketing & Communications
801-626-7948 •  shayleestevens@weber.edu