July 15, 2024

Mary Talks: Adrienne Brovero, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Mary Talks: Adrienne Brovero

Join us ONLINE for the next Mary Talk of the 2021-22 academic year!

We will hear from Adrienne Brovero, director of the nationally award-winning debate team at Mary Washington, as she discusses “Why Debate Matters: Lessons Learned While Arguing.”

In recent years, many have bemoaned the decline in civic and civil discourse and debate. Nationally, political dialogue is often unpleasant and sometimes pointless. Locally, school board and city council meetings devolve into shouting matches. And many family holiday gatherings deteriorate when political arguments erupt at the table.

Some have deemed “debate” a pejorative term. And yet, thousands of students from middle school through college participate in competitive debate. Brovero will discuss what we all can learn from debate–and how to apply those lessons to our own national, local, and dinner table discussions.

Wednesday, December 15
7:30-9:00 p.m. (EDT)
Online (via Zoom)

To watch the Talk online, register here. You then will receive a link to the streaming video, which can be watched live or at a later time. You also will have the opportunity to submit questions to be asked of the speaker at the end of the Talk.

We look forward to seeing you online!

Register here.