We are excited to announce this year's Monthly Constitutional speakers! Monthly Constitutionals are presentations to our 8th graders by scholars, attorneys, activists, and civic leaders; their presentations connect to topics related to the students' year-long study of the U.S. Constitution.
Parents, feel free to attend a Monthly Constitutional . Check the Google calendar.
September – Attorney Josh Wolson will share the survival story of lost copies of the Bill of Rights.
October – UPenn Professor Campbell Grey will speak about how Rome's legacy thrives today as part of our nation's foundation.
November – Election attorney Adam Bonin will deconstruct elements of this year's presidential race.
December – Lynn Marks, former executive director of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, will focus on merit selection vs election of judges.
January – Catherine Carr, former executive of Community Legal Services, will discuss civil Gideon.
February – UPenn law/Africana professor Dorothy Roberts will discuss the issue of privacy and the family.
March – UPenn professor Mitchell Orenstein will discuss the political history of Cuba. (This talk comes just in time; the 8th graders will leave for Cuba later in the month!)
April – Administrative judge Theresa Timlin will discuss employment law.
May – Deborah Gordon Klehr, executive director of the Education Law Center, will focus on the rights of minors.