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Ayaan Natala, Dua Saleh and Tiana Bellamy are a group of young African American female debaters from Minnesota who want to attend the 2013 Eddie Conway Liberation Institute (ECLI) from July 14-August 4th. ECLI is held at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland and is a national debate institute that aims to connect policy debate and social justice to help African American debaters nation wide. This camp holds the prestige of being the only national debate institute hosted and operated by an HBCU in the United States. The students will be equipped with policy debate training that incorporates developed knowledge of structural, social, political, and economic issues. Students will produce policy briefs and advocate for the given policy debate topic for the following academic year (The topic for 2013 is Latin America).

Recently they realized that we would not be able to pay tuition to go to the ECLI. The cost for camp tuition for all three, plus extra expenses will be $5,000.

Here's what the debaters have to say:

"This debate camp will help us become everything we aspire to be in our community"” with debate as a gateway. Our debate arguments revolve around taking tactics to create advancement of equality in the world. Being apart the oldest civil rights organization in America has taught us to leave an impact in our community by any means possible. This year we have all advocated for women's rights, taken initiative to get more people of color in debate, and challenged academic spaces to allow for different approaches of knowledge production and presentation techniques within the debate space."

To read more about them, click here.

Please donate and help anyway you can!

Adam Jackson is the Director of the Eddie Conway Liberation Institute (ECLI). He is also the CEO of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS) and former debater for Towson University.
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