Debating The System - from the Leadership from the Bottom Up episode by State of the Re:Union published on 2014-02-25T19:22:36Z Dayvon Love is 24 years old, and, if he has his way, Baltimore city would be in a radically different place before he hits 30. He’s written policy papers, given presentations, and offered to debate any public official, anywhere, any time, on any topic. He ran for city council in Baltimore’s 8th District in 2011, and only narrowly lost. This is all from a man that, when he was a sophomore in high school, was failing several grades, didn’t like to read, and hated school. He came from a rough home that offered him no encouragement, and was basically uninterested in anything academic. That all changed when he found his way onto his high school’s debate team.