Second Annual Cicero Speech Contest

A competition
Thursday, November 13, 2014
6 PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall

Traditionally, women have
 not been encouraged to communicate rhetorically
 and to use the public sphere
 in order to affect a large number of people, and events around them. The program enables Barnard students to practice public speaking in a peer environment and to use opportunities like the Cicero Speech Contest to speak up about issues that matter to them and the larger community. It also helps these young women transform themselves, other women, and the world at large. This contest brings Barnard’s best public speakers together for a lively competition in two categories: persuasive advocacy speech and impromptu speech. Come to be persuaded, to be entertained, and to meet promising young voices as they debate the topics that matter most.


Nov. 13, 2014 - 6:00 PM