In light of Black History Month, the Phi Kappa Literary Society would like to invite all students, faculty, and staff to join us to debate the resolution: 'BIHR: The relocation of the Confederate Monument on Broad Street is beneficial to the Athens Clarke County community.' The Phi Kappa Literary Society is the second oldest Greek-lettered collegiate society in North America as well as part of the oldest collegiate rivalry in the United States. We have just celebrated our 198th anniversary of excellence in debate and oratory, and we continue to uphold the traditions of the society and of the University every single day. Phi Kappa Hall is located on North Campus just across from the Hunter Holmes Building and is ready to welcome you into its upper chamber to hold a difficult conversation. Guests are encouraged but not required to speak on resolutions and ask questions. Dr. Akela Reason will be giving a talk about the history and value of monuments and memorials, specifically within the context of this debate. Debates typically run for 45 minutes to an hour and a half, but guests are free to come and go as they please. Joining Phi Kappa for a debate is also a UGA tradition as stated in the G Book and an FYOS certified event! 

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at jmb18449@uga.edu. I look forward to seeing new faces in the hall as we seek to better understand a local issue. You can also get more information on our website, phikappauga.org, or on Facebook and Instagram, @phikappasociety. 

Thank you and Go Dawgs,

Jess Brown

The Phi Kappa Literary Society

President, Spring 2018

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