Surveillance-Debate-Image-Social-media-promosupdated2 On Tuesday, June 14th, our annual Mayor’s Challenge debate will take place. Four of our talented high school debaters – Minneapolis’ Hodan Osman (Edison High School) and Malik Akintola (Roosevelt High School), and St. Paul’s Ella Harker (Como High School) and Carlos Alderete (Johnson High School) – will take to the public podium to debate whether or not Apple should have allowed the FBI special access to its phones.

We are proud that this year’s Mayor’s Challenge is sponsored by Civic Eagle – an app that helps you share your voice by melding civic engagement and social networking – and Twin Cities Public Television. TPT will provide the venue as well.

Our debaters will be judged by a prestigious panel including Mayor Coleman, MN’s Chief Inclusion Officer James Burroughs, and University of Minnesota Associate Professor of Law Mark Kappelhoff.

To register for the Mayor’s Challenge: The Great Surveillance Debate, or to purchase a sponsorship visit our website HERE!

Our four talented debaters will open your mind and provide a rich discussion on this important policy issue. We hope to see you there!