VSU’s branch of NAACP will host the Where We Stand Debate Thursday at 7 p.m., in the Jeanette Lecture Hall 1111.
The event will be connected to the Dewar College of Education.
According to Deandre Jones, president of VSU NAACP, the event is designed to engage students in an intellectual discussion.
“It’s going to include some of the most provoking issues that we face today,” Jones, a senior sociology major, said.
The debate will be held between the College Democrats and College Republicans with political science teacher Dr. Peterson as the moderator.
“Immigration, the Occupy Movement, Pell Grants and the death penalty will just be a few of the topics that will be discussed at this debate,” Jones said. “We will also briefly discuss the upcoming local elections which will include the alcohol referendum, mayoral race, city council at large seats, and the school unification question that will be on the ballot of this upcoming Nov. 8 election.”
Jones claims that the debate will also include a segment during which they will allow questions and audience feedback.
“With the NAACP being a nonpartisan organization, we wanted to host an event that will bring an open healthy dialogue to VSU on real and uncomfortable issues, which I feel isn’t done often enough on our campus.”
Jones encourages all VSU students to attend in order to be informed on any upcoming controversial issues.
“It will hopefully inform all of us on how the major issues should eventually be approached,” Jones said.
Refreshments will be served after the event.