The Eddie Conway Liberation Institute (ECLI) is a national debate camp. ECLI provides the best academic debate training from many of the most successful and experienced debate instructors in the United States. Our camp is unified around the theme of Black cultural identity development and social justice.
Our students are equipped with policy debate training that incorporates cultural and racial identity and a developed knowledge of structural social, political and economic issues. Students produce policy briefs on the given policy debate topic for the following academic year.
In 2013, ECLI held the prestige of being the only debate camp hosted by a historically Black college/university (HBCU) in the United States.
ECLI is typically three weeks in length and hosted by different college campuses around Baltimore.
ECLI is operated by Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS).