Debate Friday Concludes Oratory Competition
I’lam is currently in the midst of its Debate, Simulation, and Oratory project, in collaboration with the Hans Seidel Foundation. This second installment of the project follows in the success of the first competition, which ended on May 27th.
The 16 young adult participants assembled for the first time on September 2nd at I’lam’s offices in Nazareth to preview the forthcoming competition. The next phase of preparation occurred over the course of three days, September 16th through the 18th, at the Crown Suites Hotel in Ramallah. There the participants benefited from a series of lectures and workshops. I’lam’s General Director Prof. Amal Jamal set the tone for the weekend and for the competition with an opening lecture on the importance of becoming charismatic leaders and activists working towards social change. The workshops included trainings for improving speaking skills, effective use of social media activism, and persuasive argumentation.
This installment of the competition has three stages. The first two occurred on October 7th and 21st where the participants delivered speeches on topics of their choosing to a public audience. The competition’s concluding event will occur on Friday, November 11th in the I’lam offices at 12pm. At that time the participants will conduct a simulation of the Knesset’s Education Committee debating the issue of binational education in Israeli schools. After the debate the three winners of the competition will be announced and will receive a cash prize. The judges for the competition are Samah Bsoul, Dr. Rana Zaher, and I’lam’s General Director Dr. Amal Jamal. Friday’s simulation debate will be open to the public.
Here is a link to the 11/11/16 Facebook event.
Here is a link to video clips of the October 7th speeches.
Here is a link to video clip of the October 21st speeches.