Streetcar Debate: Should the New York Islamic Cultural Center be Built Near Ground Zero? – Public Debate Dec. 8

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This event is free and open to the public.

Should the New York Islamic Cultural Center be built near Ground Zero? This question has been the topic of much debate for many months. With everyone across the nation weighing in on the discussion, it comes as no surprise the Rutgers-Newark community wants its say, too.

In the first of a three-part series of public debates called the Streetcar Debate Series, Rutgers-Newark students, faculty and staff will engage in spirited discourse concerning the pros and cons of the mosque-at-Ground-Zero issue.


Public Debate


Freshman Debater Carlos Astacio on the affirmative

Freshman Elijah Smith on the negative

Professor Mary Segers as moderator

(Includes active audience participation)


Thursday, December 8, 2010

2:30-3:50 pm


Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey

Paul Robeson Campus Center

350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard – Robeson Art Gallery


Office of the Chancellor

Rutgers-Newark Debate Team

Abbott Leadership Institute

Jersey Urban Debate League

Stand and Deliver


For more information about the program, please contact Rutgers University Office of Communications in Newark, 973-353-5262.