The US Constitution and America TodayOur Constitution is over 200 years old.
Is it outdated, or is it being used as intended?
WHEN Thursday, February 9, 5PM
WHERE FST's Keating Theatre
TICKETS This event is free to attend. Registration required.
52% of US adults say they are not satisfied with the way democracy is working in America. Additionally, 85% of Americans say that the U.S. political system either needs major changes or needs to be completely reformed. Our Constitution, the fundamental basis of our government, is over 200 years old. Is it outdated, or is it simply being manipulated and interpreted in a way that was not anticipated when it was written? Is it being used as intended? This forum will explore these issues and more, in hopes of fostering discussion on how we should look at this document in today’s world.
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Trevor Harvey, President of the Sarasota NAACP
The Honorable Larry Eger, Head of the Manatee County division of the Public Defender's Office; Vice-Chair of the Jewish Children and Family Services; and Co-Founder and past President of the Sarasota School of Arts and Science
Matt Walsh, CEO, The Observer Media Group
The Honorable Charles E. Williams, 12th Circuit Judge
This FST Forum Discussion is inspired by themes presented in FST's Mainstage production of What the Constitution Means to Me.
ABOUT WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME:
Fifteen-year-old Heidi put herself through college by winning Constitutional debates across the country. Now, the Obie Award-winning playwright resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the document’s profound impact on the lives of four generations of women. Called “The best and most important new play of the season” by The New York Times, What the Constitution Means to Me breathes new life into our country’s founding document. Learn more.