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Durango Purgatory Congress (Online) 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Durango High School
You are cordially invited to participate in the Durango Purgatory Congress on February 1, 2022. The tournament will be held ONLINE VIA SPEECHWIRE & ZOOM and hosted by Durango High School. 
Events: We will host Congressional Debate at varsity level. We will have one 3-hour round from 4pm-7pm. 
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/94601051248?pwd=b1JtdWo4SlA0OTUwd0RxbGw3c1FvUT09
Meeting ID: 946 0105 1248
Passcode: nsda
Congressional Debate: Please submit bills and resolutions by 4pm Tuesday, January 25th by email to tjolley@durangoschools.org in PDF format or Google Doc format. The docket will be available on www.speechwire.com on or before Wednesday, January 26th.
Entries: Registration will occur via www.speechwire.com. Registration will close on Friday, January 28.
Judges: Each school is expected to provide 1 judge for each 10 congress entries. Judges will need speechwire accounts and to be entered by name in speechwire. Judges should be entered by Friday, January 28.
Fees: There are no entry fees! 
Registration and Schedule:  Registration check-in will be held from 3:45-4:00pm. All schools must check-in by 4:00pm. The round will begin promptly by 4:15pm.
·      Each school (administration, teachers, and/or coaches) is responsible for ensuring they have proper parental permission for students to participate in the tournament and to use the designated competition platforms.
·      A responsible coach must be available at all times.
·      Competition is open to 9-12 grade students representing the school in which they are officially enrolled and doing so with the permission of their school administration and/or coaches.
·      We will use NSDA rules in Congressional Debate.
o   Congress will have one round. 
o   POs must PO for at least one hour of the session. 
o   The docket order will be set when it is released.
·      All competitors and judges must have a speechwire account to log in.
o   Ben at Speechwire has provided video resources to explain the creation of student accounts, judging online, viewing ballots and competing online. Please check them out. https://www.speechwire.com/p-video-resources.php
Questions and Concerns: Please feel free to contact Todd Jolley at Durango High School, (970) 259-1630 (school), 307-431-6676 (cell), tjolley@durangoschools.org
Mission, Vision, Inclusion, Harassment, and Discrimination: At Durango High School Speech and Debate Tournaments, we embrace and support the mission of our school district, the vision of our school, the CHSAA Speech and Debate Inclusion Statement, and the NSDA Harassment and Discrimination Policy.
Durango 9R School District Mission: The mission of Durango School District 9-R, an innovative educational system committed to excellence, is to ensure each student develops the skills and attributes for lifelong learning. Through leading instructional models, globally minded learning programs and engaging teaching and learning methods, the district aims to instill in each student the ability to compete and contribute in the global community. Furthermore, the district encourages supportive and safe school environments, guaranteeing equitable educational opportunities for each and every student. 
Durango 9R Land Acknowledgement: We respectfully acknowledge that Durango School District 9-R is located on lands and territories taken from the Núuchiu (Ute) people. This land is also the ancestral home of or served as a site of trade, gathering, or healing for Apache, Pueblo, Diné, and other nations. We recognize and honor these peoples and nations as traditional stewards of this land and water and respect their enduring relationship with it.
CHSAA Speech and Debate Inclusion Statement: The CHSAA Speech and Debate community believes inclusion is vital to our community. We are committed to providing a safe and equitable learning and competitive environment that fosters a mindset of empathy, respect, and belonging for all involved in Speech and Debate, including, but not limited to students, coaches, judges and community members. We honor differences including races and cultures, genders and sexual orientations, abilities and aspirations, identities and affiliations, socioeconomics and worldviews. Embracing our diversity prepares our community to thrive. Individuals found to have violated this policy will be subject to the full range of sanctions, up to and including removal from the tournament premises.
National Speech & Debate Association Harassment and Discrimination Policy: The National Speech & Debate Association is committed to providing its participants, judges, coaches, and staff the opportunity to pursue excellence in their endeavors. This opportunity can exist only when each member of our community is assured an atmosphere of mutual respect. The NSDA prohibits all forms of harassment and discrimination. Accordingly, all forms of harassment and discrimination, whether written or oral, based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by any applicable federal, state, or local law are prohibited, whether committed by participants, judges, coaches, or observers. Individuals who are found to have violated this policy will be subject to the full range of sanctions, up to and including removal from the tournament premises.

Manager contact information

Todd Jolley
Email address: tjolley@durangoschools.org
Phone number: 3074316676

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2390 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301

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