George Mason Univ Hosting “First Annual Celebration of Women in Debate Tournament” (CEDA)

George Mason UniversityGeorge Mason University is hosting a tournament to celebrate women and other individuals who identify as a non-majority gender. From

Despite the major progress that has occurred in academic spaces for women, there are many activities in academia that are still largely dominated by men. This lack of academic participation can especially be seen in collegiate policy debate. Even though debate boasts a deep historical tradition of promoting progressive ideals, this mindset does not seem to extend to a broad proof of inclusivity in the activity itself. While this tournament is definitely not seen as a solution for ever problem concerning exclusion in debate, we hope that it can function as a step toward implementing and encouraging changes that place an emphasis on inclusion within our community.

 Our hope is to bring light and credit to the amazing talent, intellect and vigor that our community’s women bring to this activity.

You can download their full invitation and view judge and entry rules on

(h/t: Women’s Debate Institute Facebook Page)