Western Connecticut State University will celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution with a discussion of politics and the media featuring local and national journalists.
The event is free and open to the public. There will be a question and answer session during the event.
Associated Professor Dr JC Barone, who is organizing the Constitution Day event, said the discussion will highlight the vibrancy of U.S. democracy and the Constitution, which was signed on September 17, 1787. Barone says a presidential election highlights all the tensions in our system and the strengths of America. That’s part of what the focus of the discussion will be about.
Moderators will be Dr. D.L. Stephenson, associate professor of Communication and Media Arts, and John Roche, assistant professor of Writing, Linguistics and Creative Process.
The discussion takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, on the Midtown campus in Ives Concert Hall located in White Hall.
A voter registration drive, in partnership with the League of Women Voters, will also be conducted on campus as part of the recognition of Constitution.