Best Practices Manual

The WDI is committed to building a multi-cultural and socio-economically diverse community. Our campers reflect the rich diversity of the girls and women in debate across the country.

As a camp focused on gender equity and advancement of girls and women in debate we recognize there are many forms of privilege and oppression, and that they intersect in uneven and complicated ways. We recognize that uprooting and understanding systems of oppression is a continual process. Therefore, we maintain a commitment to constantly challenging and building our social justice and political analysis.

This document is the first of what we hope will be an ongoing effort to communicate the issues that diverse women encounter in debate. We look forward to continuing the conversation about diverse experiences and highlighting the ways that women experience debate from their own perspectives.

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Current Document being updated check back Summer of 2020!