Talkin’ ‘bout a constitution

Peter Vieth//August 28, 2015

Talkin’ ‘bout a constitution

Peter Vieth//August 28, 2015

Citizens have a chance to learn a little more about the foundation of our nation in coming months with a series of education sessions on the U.S. Constitution in Hampton Roads.

“Constitutional Conversations” is a non-partisan, community-based education project designed to send law students into the community to educate citizens about their civic rights and duties, organizers said.

Originated at the Williamsburg Regional Library, the program expands this year with a second program in the Hampton Roads area in conjunction with the Constitutional Leadership Initiative and Christopher Newport University.

The goal is to inspire both students and adults to become active participants in the democratic process. Instruction in the history and development of our fundamental Constitutional rights is an indispensable foundation for effective civics training for all Americans, organizers said.

The project is developed and maintained by the Institute of Bill of Rights Law at the William & Mary law school, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the Williamsburg Regional Library.

Sessions take place the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the library in Williamsburg.


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