Event

Rikers Debate at Columbia: Should Pretrial Detention Be Abolished?

Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Alfred Lerner Hall
Room 555
Columbia University, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY

Overview

This event will feature a debate between teams of Columbia Debate Society members and Rikers Debate Project alumni along with commentary from a panel of professors. 

Representatives from the Rikers Debate Project will also be on hand to discuss the vital work of the organization and volunteer opportunities for Columbia community members.

RSVP here.

About the Rikers Debate Project:
The Rikers Debate Project (RDP) teaches competitive debate skills — including communication, conflict resolution, and public citizenship—to students held in Rikers Island jail.