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PPU DEBATE - Should We Decriminalize Drugs?

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Forum (Room 250), 133 South 36th Street (Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics)
Please register here. Food provided / masks required / free and open to the public.

Join the five caucuses of the Penn Political Union (PPU) for a debate on the resolution, "The benefits of drug decriminalization greatly outweigh the harms."

The PPU is unique among debating societies in encouraging participants to make heartfelt cases for policies they believe in to a politically diverse group of fellow students. Members can join one of five caucuses that span the political spectrum: Progressive, Liberal, Centrist, Conservative, and Libertarian. They can then take active roles in formal debates on important policy problems. At a time of political polarization and social-media bubbles, it is an opportunity to hone and challenge one’s own opinions, as well as make friendships “across the aisle” and cultivate the practices of civil discourse.