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      November 20, 2017

      Monday   6:30 PM

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      Debate: Federal Minimum Wage Increase

      Proponents of a higher minimum wage state that the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour is too low for anyone to live on; that a higher minimum wage will help create jobs and grow the economy; that the declining value of the minimum wage is one of the primary causes of wage inequality between low- and middle-income workers; and that a majority of Americans, including a slim majority of self-described conservatives, support increasing the minimum wage. This debate will seek to showwcase the different viewpoint of increasing the minimum wage vs. keeping it the same.Debaters:Denizhan Pak, Affirmative. -- He is a current senior as a Computer Science and Mathematics double major and double minor in Film and Cyber Security. He was the president of the Tennessee Speech and Debate Society last year and is the current Senior Advisor. He is also involved in Hack UTK and on-campus research through the Biology Department. Mickayla Stogsdill, Negative. -- current junior as a Public Administration and Russian double major with an Economics minor and a pre-law concentration. She is the current president of the Tennessee Speech and Debate Society and holds two back-to-back National Championships in IPDA style debate. She also serves on the Judicial Branch of SGA, writes public policy analysis for the Roosevelt Institute, and is a Baker Scholar. Location: Howard Baker Cenwter Toyota AuditoriumTime: 6:30PMThe event is open to the public. Please visit our website for more information. Tickets: for more information. *Details subject to change.

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