MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University will host a debate about affirmative action at 7 p.m. Monday, April 3, in Jamrich Hall room 102.
James Sterba, professor of philosophy at University of Notre Dame, will debate in support of affirmative action. His opponent will be Levon Yuille, pastor of The Bible Church and chairman of the Michigan Black Republic Council.
The event is sponsored by the NMU College Republicans and NMU College Democrats along with Toward a Fair Michigan (TAFM), a non-profit Michigan corporation that strives to advance and defend equal opportunity.
“TAFM is sponsoring a series of debates on affirmative action across Michigan to provide the citizens with an opportunity to learn more about this topic and to participate in a civic forum to discuss this important public policy issue,” said Carol Allen, TAFM’s program director.
The debates are being held in response to the November 2006 ballot initiative that provides voters the opportunity to modify the state constitution’s stance on equal opportunity.
This free event is open to the public.