RDL FUNDRAISER DEBATE

Every year, Redefine Life Foundation organizes fundraiser events in order to raise kids that come from difficult backgrounds so they can stay in school and have their basic needs met. We decided to organize a series of debate competitions where two or four passionate debaters volunteer to debate multiple topics, arguing for the motion and against. The winner(s) will be selected by three judges who will be evaluating the teams based on clarity, degree of persuasion and quality of argument. The audience will also participate by voting once before and once after the debate to decide the outcome of the audience choice.

The proceeds obtained form this event is used to finance the RDL Girls Project where we support five girls by providing them with food, school tuition, school supplies, mentoring and transportation.


PREVIOUS DEBATES

TOPIC - Maintaining Cultural Identity Vs. Assimilation

Location:  Fraiser Mansion, 1701 20th St. NW, Washington DC, 20009
Date:  April 28th, 2013
Arguing For the motion:  Dee Harris
Arguing Against the motion:  Dawit Muluneh
The event also featured classic Ethiopian books auction, buffet-style Ethiopian cusine dinner and a live classical Ethiopian piano performance. 100% of all proceeds are used to fund the RDL Girls Project.
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TOPIC - Affirmative Action, For or Against

Location:  Wheaton Regional Library,MD
Date:  Nov 17th, 2012
Arguing For the motion:  Lulit Tesfaye and Nigus Getachew
Arguing Against the motion:  Michael Hailmariam and Wuhib Bayou
The event also featured artworks by young Ethiopian artists and LIVE acoustic Ethiopian music by Defar Studio! 100% of artworks sale and all proceeds are used to fund the RDL Girls Project.
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TOPIC - The Cost Of Immigration Outweighs The Benefit

Location:  Merkamo Ethiopian Bistro, 7020 Commerce Street, Springfield, Virginia 22150
Date:  September 23rd, 2012
Arguing For the motion:  Keneni Dibaba and Mesfin Getaneh
Arguing Against the motion:  Abdi Mohammed and Semere Teklu
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