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Revolutionary Rhetoric

Virginia’s Debate Tournament

October 11-12, 2024

The American Revolution was inspired by discussions and debates that took place in Colonial Williamsburg 250 years ago. The memories of those formative times remain alive today to inspire new generations and encourage new debates about how best to strive for a more perfect union. This October, Colonial Williamsburg, in partnership with the Richmond Forum Speech & Debate Initiative, will host promising high school students to debate as our founders did, fulfilling our promise that the future will learn from the past.

The invitational is generously sponsored by Hunton Andrews Kurth, LLP.

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General Information

Sandra Wheeler

Director of Student Programs


Media Inquiries

Maggie McVicar

Director of Communications


Team Resources

Lucretia M. Anderson

Speech & Debate Initiative Manager


Support Speech & Debate

With your support, we can make speech & debate programs accessible to all Richmond region students. 

Your generous contribution will help cover tournament entry fees and travel expenses, train coaches and judges, outfit students with professional clothing, support the organization of local tournaments, and much more.

110 South 15th Street
Suite B
Richmond, VA 23219

Office: (804) 330-3993
Office Hours: 9am – 5pm
Program Day: 10am – noon

Presenting powerful voices so Richmond can learn. Empowering local voices so Richmond can lead.

The Richmond Forum and its partners are proud to support the Richmond Forum Speech & Debate Initiative, a community initiative to bring speech & debate programs to all of our region’s public schools.

The Richmond Forum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization.

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