Library Program on Constitution Day – Sept. 17

Join us on Thursday, Sept. 17 in the Library Electronic Theatre (Building 1L, Room 103) for the film screenings of two short documentaries highlighting the changing interpretation of the U.S. Constitution during the 20th and 21st centuries, in celebration of Constitution Day (Sept. 17). 

The constitution has remained the guide for an ever changing country meeting challenges never imagined by its framers.  The first film, The Constitution in a Changing World, will show how the constitution helped bring about increased rights for women and minorities and strengthened the federal government. During the same period the Bill of Rights and free speech were contested (30 mins). 

The second film, Constitutional Reform and Controversy, highlights the changing political landscape since 1961. The Supreme Court’s rise in power, the role of media and the recent contested 2000 Election, and Roe v. Wade and its relation to the right to privacy will be discussed (30 mins).   

This program is co-curricula CLUE-certified.

 

Screenings will take place from 10:15am to 11:15am and again from 1:15pm to 2:15pm.

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