Debate Day at Dominican features Issue Mobile, debate watch party

On October 19, Dominican’s popular “Issue Mobile” returned as Dominican students held a variety of debate day activities on campus designed to engage classmates in discussions about issues that matter most to them in the run-up to the presidential election.

The debate day activities ran from 11:30 a.m.to 1:30- p.m. on Caleruega Plaza. The event was sponsored by the Dominican Political Science Association, the History Club, and the IGNITE Club.

A presidential debate watch party and group discussion were held from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Fanjeaux Hall Student Union. Free pizza, chicken wraps, veggies, cookies and drinks was served. The Marin Independent Journal covered the event.

The Issue Mobile made its debut in August as part of a three-day series of activities designed to celebrate Dominican’s College Debate 2016.

While riding the Issue Mobile, students could talk with members of Dominican’s faculty about the political issues that matter to young voters this election year. Popular issues discussed during the August Issue Mobile rides were immigration, education, race relations, and gun violence. For many passengers, the conversations underscored the importance of registering to vote.

Faculty who participated in recent Issue Mobiles included Brad van Alstyne, chair and assistant professor of communications, Patti Culross, instructor of public health, and Mairi Pileggi, assistant professor of Women & Gender Studies.

October 17, 2016