From the Program Director's Desk

November 8, 2019

Last weekend, the Washington Urban Debate League hosted their second tournament of the season. 

First of all, many thanks to DC International, who stepped in to host us on short notice. DCI has always been a great partner, and we really appreciate the assist. 

This weeke...

November 8, 2019

This past weekend, the Washington Urban Debate League kicked off the 2019-2020 regular season at Cardozo Education Campus. The first tournament of the year is always hectic, with hordes of eager new debaters and new judges figuring out the flow of a tournament. 

First o...

October 7, 2019

  

On Sept 20th - 22nd, the WUDL Travel Team participated in the Georgetown Day School Invitational. This tournament is the kick-off of our travel schedule, and indeed is the first tournament of the year for most national circuit programs on the East Coast. The tou...

October 1, 2019

The mission of the Washington Urban Debate League is to support debate programs at publicly funded schools in D.C. and the surrounding areas. Someday, we dream of reaching every single school in the region and making a high quality debate program available to them. 

Thi...

August 15, 2019

The Washington Urban Debate League would like to welcome its first new hire since the inception of the league, Dara Davis. Because of the hard work and commitment to grow policy debate in the DMV Area from our Program Director, David Trigaux, the WUDL Board, coaches, p...

August 8, 2019

Our summer institute is named after Matthew Harris Ornstein, a young man who found his voice, his confidence, and a home in the debate community. One of his favorite experiences was his time at summer debate institutes while a debater at Georgetown Day School. He passe...

May 31, 2019

The WUDL believes that young people have a lot to say about the issues of the day, and knows that they'll make the case with more grace, facts, and persuasion than most political leaders. 

As a result, we are always looking for cool ways for our students to speak their...

May 28, 2019

This afternoon, the last program of the WUDL season concluded, the Citi Foundation Financial Literacy Debates. 

The Citi Foundation has generously supported a series of debates and workshops about financial literacy concepts. Financial literacy is a critical skill that...

May 28, 2019

Expanding our staff means being able to recruit new schools and expand our footprint to new programs across the D.C. area. 

Our first new recruit for 2019-20 is actually quite personal for me. As a new homeowner in Ward 4, I want to contribute to a strong and vibrant ed...

April 17, 2019

This past weekend, the students from the WUDL participated in multiple national tournaments, the Urban Debate National Championship and the MS Urban Debate National Tournament. We had quite a weekend.  

By the numbers: 

Entries in HS: 2 Teams (DCI, DuVal)

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