Plaza Branch to Screen the 2012 Presidential and Vice-Presidential Debates

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

For Immediate Release:
September 24, 2012
Contact: Robert Butler
816.701.3729
Plaza Branch to Screen the 2012 Presidential and Vice-Presidential Debates

Obama. Romney. Biden. Ryan.

Join your fellow citizens in viewing four of the most important events of this election season with big-screen presentations of every 2012 Presidential and Vice-Presidential Debates in the Truman Forum of the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Programs begin at 7:45 p.m. with all four debates scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Each evening concludes with a panel discussion lead by UMKC professors Max Joseph Skidmore Sr. and Max Joseph Skidmore Jr. The panel, with input from the audience, will discuss the quality of the rhetoric, effective utilization of body language and gestures, efficacy of policy responses, and the likelihood that any of these details will affect the voter's choice.

Debate schedule:

Wednesday, October 3: Presidential Debate #1 (Topic: Domestic policy)

Thursday, October 11: Vice-Presidential Debate (Topics: Foreign and domestic policy)

Tuesday, October 16: Presidential Debate #2 (Topic: Foreign and domestic policy)

Monday, October 22: Presidential Debate #3 (Topic: Foreign policy)

The events are co-sponsored by A&S Continuing Education at the University of Missouri - Kansas City.

Admission is free. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407.