SEPT. 7 'TOWN HALL' LOOKS AT STUDENT ISSUES

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SEPT. 7 'TOWN HALL' LOOKS AT STUDENT ISSUES

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Posted on September 6, 2016

CollegeDebate16 Town Hall live-stream CollegeDebate Logo
8 p.m. Sept. 7, 2016
Eberly Hall, Room 110

Students, faculty, staff and the general public are invited to watch when CollegeDebate16 airs its College Convention at 8 p.m. Sept. 7.

The 90-minute moderated town hall-style meeting will be streamed live to universities across the country. Attendance at the watch party in Eberly Hall is free.

Delegates to CollegeDebate16, including Cal U political science major Ellen “Mari” Boyle, will identify issues that matter most to college students and other young citizens.

According to the organizers, ideas raised at the CollegeDebate16 town hall meeting will inform “a memo to the moderators of the Presidential debates that will outline the key issues the College Delegates want the candidates to address.”

Cal U delegate to CollegeDebate16

In June, Boyle joined 150 delegates from all 50 states at Dominican University of California, where they prepared for the college convention. The delegates attended workshops focused on promoting civil discourse, understanding responsible digital citizenry, and avoiding stereotypes and assumptions while focusing on the issues rather than party politics. 

After the delegate workshops, Boyle wrote: “It was amazing that CollegeDebate16 was able to take an already politically active and motivated group of people and inspire them even more to want to generate a movement, and I truly believe that a movement is what will come of this.”

Read Mari Boyle’s blog about CollegeDebate16.