PROMOTION: Debate

For several years SNW has been engaged in a program called Debate in the Neighborhood, a partnership of The Interfaith Center of New York and the International Debate Education Association, and funded by Open Society Youth Initiative.  In its first three years, this program brought high school aged students together from diverse faith communities around New York City to share their faiths with each other while discussing how faith informs perspectives on social justice issues such as Racial Profiling, Surveillance, and Bullying in Schools.  In the current year, this program is now called “Learning Together Interfaith Youth Fellowships,” which trains high school students to weigh in on social justice issues such as racial profiling and bullying, through the production and publication of Op-Ed writings..