[PAST EVENT] Constitutional Conversations

February 5, 2015
515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg VA, 23188
On February 5, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. Constitutional Conversations will celebrate its five-year anniversary at the Williamsburg Regional Library on Scotland Street. Constitutional Conversations is an award-winning, non-partisan community-based constitutional literacy program designed to send law students into the community to educate citizens about their constitutional rights and responsibilities. The program is co-sponsored by the Institute of Bill of Rights Law at William & Mary Law School, the Williamsburg Regional Library, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

To celebrate the success of the program and to emphasize the importance of instruction in the history and development of our Constitutional system of government and rights, we will host a panel discussion on why it is of fundamental importance for organizations, like Constitutional Conversations, to:

1. Promote an understanding of how a constitutional government operates; 2. Foster a reasoned commitment to the fundamental values and principles enshrined
in our nation's founding documents, including the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights; and 3. Promote informed and responsible participation in civic life, emphasizing the impact citizens can have on policy-making at all levels of government.

Panelists include:
1. Hon. Clyde Haulman, Mayor of Williamsburg, Va.
2. Julie Silverbrook, Executive Director of The Constitutional Sources Project (www.ConSource.org, in Washington, DC) and Founder of Constitutional Conversations
3. Frances Burroughs, Director of Educational Program Development, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

This program is free and open to the public.

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