This episode is a collaboration with third year political science student, Emma Jones. In our conversation she shares a bit about the formal practice of debate, and what it has to teach about nuance and seeing the fullness of an issue, from a multitude of perspectives. We unpack a few words too, like ‘compromise’ and ‘representation’. In speaking to the importance of representation, Emma shares how embracing different perspectives does not negate one over another, but helps us to work together to create more effective, supportive systems. Emma also talks about mentorship within the debate community, and learning to see how we all have something to offer, perhaps most especially when we are still open to learning.
You can connect with Emma through Instagram: @missemma_j
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