COMING DEBATES AT THE SOHO FORUM
Lawrence Ross and
"America's colleges have fostered a racist environment that makes them a hostile space for African American students."
Cash bar opens at 5:45pm
Event starts at 6:30pm
45 Bleecker St,
Seating must be reserved in advance.
*Moderated by Gene Epstein,
the economics editor of Barron's.
*Featuring introduction by
comedian Dave Smith.
For the affirmative:
Lawrence C. Ross Jr. is an author of historical texts and fiction. Ross worked as a reporter, for the Los Angeles Independent Newspaper and was appointed managing editor of Rap Sheet magazine, hip hop's first West Coast magazine in 1997. Ross authored The Divine Nine: The History of African American Fraternities and Sororities; The Ways of Black Folks: A Year in the Life of a People; Friends With Benefits; Skin Game; Money Shot: The Wild Nights and Lonely Days in Black Porn; and Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America's Campuses. Ross has lectured at over 300 colleges and universities.
For the negative:
Kmele Foster is a telecommunications entrepreneur and TV host. He is the co-founder and vice president of TelcoIQ, a telecommunications consultancy. He is also the chairman of America's Future Foundation. He is the former co-host of Fox Business' The Independents, and is currently a co-host of the libertarian podcast The Fifth Column.
Tuesday June 13, 2017 -- Mark Skousen vs. Gene Epstein.
"Adam Smith should be honored as the father of modern economics and free-enterprise capitalism."
Monday July 10, 2017 -- Bob Bowdon vs. Samuel Abrams.
"Parents should have the choice to opt out of public schools and redirect the taxpayer tuition money for their children to other approved schools or educational options."