The United States Constitution, the founding document that serves as our nation’s supreme law, has influenced governments around the world. Understanding the Constitution—its history, its role in shaping American life and politics, and its relevance today—is essential for anyone who wants to be a better-informed voter, leader, or citizen.
And now, through a partnership between the League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County and the Library, you're invited to learn about the Constitution through an in-depth six-part course, taught by a Constitutional scholar and educator. Thursday evenings beginning October 5 at the Main Library, Robert Leming, National Director of the We the People Program for the Center for Civic Education and Professor of Graduate Studies at Kansas State University, leads you on a journey through the Constitution past and present:
October 5: Philosophical & Historical Foundations
October 12: Creating the Constitution
October 19: Changes to the Constitution
October 26: Values & Principles Embodied in the Constitution
November 2: What Does the Bill of Rights Protect?
November 9: Challenges to American Constitutional Democracy
As part of Constitution 101, you'll also receive a copy of the textbook We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, a course binder, and an American Legacy Pocket Constitution booklet.
The class meets 6:30–8:30 p.m. Thursdays from October 5 to November 9 in Meeting Room 1B at the Main Library. Register on the Library Events Calendar, or call (812) 349-3050. Please register once for all 6 sessions.
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County, made possible through the generosity of Bertina Rudman.