Jhs 50 John D Wells | Middle School 50 Debate Team

Middle School Nationals 2020


Middle School Nationals 2020

$1,295 to $15,000 goal

FROM 3 DONORS SINCE Jan 31, 2020 ENDS ON Mar 6, 2020

We are a passionate, hardworking, and socially conscious debate team who debates in both English and Spanish. In June 2019, we made it to the highest levels of middle school debate in the country, finishing in the top four at the National Speech and Debate Tournament National Championships in Dallas, Texas. MS 50 students debated in both Spanish and English, challenging the English-only norms of the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) in both the content and the delivery of their arguments. We argued that bilingual pedagogy is key to dismantling the legal/illegal construct that lies beneath immigration policy and to disrupting the metaphorical borders that govern the competitive debate space. We teach students that debate is about more than wins and losses - it is about empowering their voice and making change in their communities and the world. We need your support to help us compete again at Middle School Nationals this June in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Check out media coverage of our 2019 run: https://chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2019/09/19/this-bilingual-debate-team-in-nyc-is-fighting-english-only-norms-at-national-competitions/



UPDATES

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CBS News Story

-Benjamin Honoroff, Feb 5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FrH5kU3uo8

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CBS News Story

-Benjamin Honoroff, Feb 5

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Check out this CBS news report about our team

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/11/19/brooklyn-debate-team-looking-for-help-to-get-to-national-championship/

-Benjamin Honoroff, Feb 5

DONATIONS
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Leah Sherman donated.

"Best wishes for success!"

- Feb 16

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Robert Sable donated.

"Good luck!"

- Feb 16

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Winnie and Neal Borden donated.

"Please change our email address to: nwborden@comcast.net"

- Feb 15

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Cynthia Frenkil donated.

"Buena suerte otra vez!"

- Feb 15

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Joel Reck donated.

"Good luck!"

- Feb 14

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Frederick David Buxbaum donated.

"Best of luck. You guys are a great team."

- Feb 13

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Ann Stambler donated.

"Congrats on all you done!"

- Feb 13

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Konstantyn Goldin donated.

- Feb 13

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david matz donated.

"Who wouldn't invest in winners? Congratulations."

- Feb 13

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Jane Honoroff donated.

"Go Team!"

- Feb 13

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Jane Lynch donated.

- Feb 13

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Brad Honoroff donated.

"Go, go MS 50!!"

- Feb 12

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Alexandra LaMond donated.

"Go Warriors!!!"

- Feb 10

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Judith Jean-Bruce donated.

"Good luck!"

- Feb 9

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Luis Moran donated.

"Caring for our debate team"

- Feb 9

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Benjamin Honoroff donated.

"Go MS 50! Bring it home!"

- Feb 9

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