Legislative Hearing Competition – Win a Trip to New York!

Project Pericles invites students interested in social justice and community action to attend an informational session on the Legislative Hearing competition, which is part of Pericles’ Debating for Democracy Program.

This program involves letters to legislators written by teams of students from the 29 Periclean colleges. Each Periclean institution can submit 4 letters, and a panel of national judges will select 5 letters, representing 5 different schools, for 2-person team presentations at the 2012 Debating for Democracy Conference. The conference will be held at The New School for Liberal Arts, in New York City, on March 22-23. Transportation and lodging costs are provided for students who have been selected to present their letters at the hearing, and the top letter-writers will receive a financial prize that is to be used to continue working on their issue during the following academic year. Consequently, this competition is not open to seniors.

To learn more about this event, please attend an information session at 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, in Severance 009.

If you have questions, please contact Thomas Tierney, Director of Wooster’s Project Pericles, at ttierney@wooster.edu

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