Wyoming Humanities, Wyoming Affiliate of the Center for the Book, Off Square Theatre Company, & the Wonder Institute in Jackson, WY are hosting a discussion on the U.S. Constitution moderated by authors Cynthia & Sanford Levinson. Their interactive presentation involves audience participation & invites you to think critically about our Constitution & how we apply it. The event will expand on themes found in their book, Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, & the Flaws that Affect Us Today. Copies of the book will be available at CCPL soon! Watch our website & social media pages for more information. This event will be livestreamed at CCPL & to other communities across the state where other groups are gathering for their own hosted conversations.
About our Moderator: Lucas Fralick, Wyoming Humanities Program Coordinator, will moderate our CCPL event. He lives on a hobby farm outside of Gillette, holds a master’s degree in history from the University of Wyoming & a bachelor’s degree in political science from Black Hills State University. He serves on the Campbell County Rockpile Museum board of directors.
About the Authors: Cynthia Levinson holds degrees from Wellesley College & Harvard University & also attended the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. A former teacher & educational policy consultant & researcher, she is the author of the award-winning & critically-acclaimed We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March as well as Watch Out for Flying Kids! She has also published articles in Appleseeds, Calliope, Cobblestone, Dig, Faces, & Odyssey. You can visit her website here.
Sanford Levinson is an American legal scholar, a professor in the Law School & the Department of Government at the University of Texas, & a frequent visiting professor at Harvard Law School. He holds degrees from Duke, Stanford, & Harvard universities & is the author of several adult books on the Constitution, including Constitutional Faith (1988, 2d ed. 2011); Our Undemocratic Constitution (2006); & Framed: America’s 51 Constitutions & the Crisis of Governance (2012); &, most recently, An Argument Open to All: Reading The Federalist in the 21st Century (2015).