Debate on deadly force slated for Friday
Two professionals and two students will square off in a debate Friday on the topic of police shootings.
Two professionals and two area high school students will square off in a friendly debate on Friday on the topic of police shootings, an issue that has engulfed the nation in recent months.
As part of a series of debates hosted by the organization Thoughtfully Speaking, the two teams will tackle the question, “Is deadly force a necessary tool for the police?” during the debate at the New Leaf Club in Bryn Mawr. One side will answer “yes”; the other “no.”
Malvern attorney Andrea Cardamone will be paired with Kennett High School senior Ben Graver on the yes side, while Boston high school teacher and activist Amelie Baker will team with Agnes Irwin School senior Maya Brown-Hunt for the no side. Graver is a member of Kennett High’s mock trial team, while Brown-Hunt serves on her school’s multicultural board and Black Student Union.
Included on the moderating panel will be attorney John Rafferty of West Chester, and Emily Carris of Philadelphia, founder of the nonprofit Art Department.
The event is opened to the public but seating is limited. Free tickets are available through the website thoughtfullyspeaking.com.
The event will take place from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday at the club located at 1225 Montrose Ave. in Bryn Mawr.