MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid will headline the opening panel of this year’s programming around Constitution Day. The free, two-day symposium sponsored by the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) commemorates the holiday (September 17) with panels and commentary on contemporary issues in politics, government, civic engagement and activism.
This year’s opening forum, entitled Is This What Democracy Looks Like?, will explore the emerging crisis that democratic institutions and government are facing due to the advent of the Trump administration. How can the country consider these issues at a time when the president, his advisors, and majority leaders in the Senate and Congress are testing the public’s faith in government and its ability to represent their best interests?
Alongside Reid, the panel will also include “revolutionary” artist Dread Scott and Kenneth Ledford, chair of the department of history at Case Western University. WYPR Maryland Midday host Tom Hall will moderate. The first day of Constitution Day programming is co-sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU-MD).
Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Falvey Hall: Brown Center
1301 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217, USA