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National Debate: Gender

02/10/2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm CST

Host Organization: BA National - Debates
State/Region: - National

de·bate| dəˈbāt | – noun – A highly structured conversation in which a group of people think together, listen to one another, and are open to being changed by ideas.

About this Event

Resolved: Gender segregated youth programs should be protected by law.

Extracurricular youth programs– church groups, scouting programs, sports leagues, etc.– have been an integral part of the lives of millions of American children and teenagers for more than a century. For a long time, many of these organizations had separate programs for young men and young women; in the last few decades, many have integrated those programs to be gender-neutral or gender-inclusive, while some maintain separate programs.

Should nonprofit, voluntary organizations serving youth be allowed to set their own requirements for membership, allowing only youth of a certain gender to participate? Is such selection the very definition of “discrimination,” which should be prohibited by law? How should we even think about this as the modern understanding of gender and sexuality changes?

We especially encourage those who have been members of and volunteers or leaders in any youth programs to share their experiences, their convictions, and their questions!

** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O’Connor,

Join Braver Angels Thurs Feb. 10 @ 8 pm EST for a debate on the topic – “Resolved: Gender segregated youth programs should be protected by law.”

About Braver Angels Debates

You probably haven’t experienced anything like a Braver Angels Debate. It’s not a political debate, where competing candidates attempt to win votes. Nor is it a competitive high school or college debate, where people advocate positions in which they may not believe for the sole purpose of vanquishing their foes.

A Braver Angels Debate is a highly structured conversation in which a group of people think together, listen carefully to one another, and allow themselves to be touched and perhaps changed by each other’s ideas. When done well, everyone walks out a little closer to the truth, more aware of the validity in opposing views, and with tighter community relationships.

Braver Angels’ Debates might help you understand the debate process that we use.

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Registration for this debate will be closed 1 hours prior to the scheduled starting time. Group registration is not enabled for this debate. If you would like to participate online in the virtual company of others, we recommend that you coordinate the timing of your registration and ask that individuals register for themselves.

This workshop is a free event brought to you by Braver Angels as part of our mission to depolarize America. Braver Angels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We invite you to consider a gift to Braver Angels; all donations are tax deductible.  Your support will allow us to offer more workshops and debates with the ultimate goal of uniting America. Click here to donate.

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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm CST
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