THE NEW ALBANY CENTER FOR CIVIL DISCOURSE AND DEBATE FUND
The New Albany Center for Civil Discourse and Debate was established in 2018 by Phil, Barb and Anna Derrow to create opportunities for students and community members to listen to and participate in debates about important civic issues in a civil manner. The Center has presented two Jefferson Series forums, two student forums and helped establish speech and debate teams in New Albany’s high school and middle school.
“Our family’s goal is to create opportunities to reinvigorate the spirit of civil discourse and debate that is so clearly lacking in our culture today. Witnessing students and the community embrace this programming illustrates that there is a need for civic forums that stimulate discussion and leads to greater understanding.”
– Phil Derrow, Founder New Albany Center for Civil Discourse and Debate