Presented by the Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University
September 22nd, 2022 | 5:00-7:45 PM
With Featured Speaker Governor Tim Walz & First Lady Gwen Walz, Mayor Jacob Frey, & Mayor Melvin Carter
Features of the Event
The MNUDL is proud to present the 10th anniversary celebration of its annual fundraiser, Mayors Challenge 2022: the Great NATO Debate. We are excited to be back in person, with the beautiful American Swedish Institute as our venue.
For the past 10 years, our Mayors Challenge event has brought together education advocates from across the Twin Cities to watch our showcase debate. In this year’s debate, four debaters, who represent our partner schools across the Twin Cities, will split into two teams and debate issues related to NATO. We have also invited the ambassadors to the United States (or their official designee) from Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Iceland.
5:00-6:00 PM – Cocktail Reception with MNUDL Students, Governor Walz, First Lady Gwen Walz, Mayor Carter, and Mayor Frey.
6:00 – Dinner Begins
6:05 – Welcome Remarks from Gov. Tim Walz
6:15 – Student Debate & Conversation with the Mayors
7:00 – Ambassador Panel
7:30 – Champions of Change
7:45 – Debate Decision by Audience & Conclusion
Thank You To Our Sponsors!
Presenting Media Sponsor:
Advocate Level ($5,000)
Entenza Law Firm
Leader Level ($2,500)
Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP
National Association for Urban Debate Leagues (NAUDL)
Nilan Johnson Lewis
Winthrop & Weinstine
With Additional Thanks To:
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Thank You to Our Individual Sponsors!
Alex and Emily Thiele
Jess and Rick Khan
Meg Luger-Nikolai & Pete Nikolai
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