Constitution Day Events at the Library

On Constitution Day, Mon., Sept. 17, come to the Services Desk at Honnold/Mudd Library and pick up a free copy of of book, The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents Of American History, 1175-1865.

On Wednesday, September 19th, please join us at 4:15 PM in the Founder's Room of Honnold/Mudd Library for a Claremont Discourse panel discussion in recognition of Constitution Day:

The Constitution and The American Family

with Audrey Bilger (CMC Literature), N Ann Davis (Pomona Philosophy), Diana Selig (CMC, History), George Thomas (CMC Government) Janet Farrell Brodie, moderator (CGU History).

The Constitution aims to guarantee individual rights, yet is remarkably silent on the matter of what defines a family and which family members are entitled to particular constitutional protections. Debates over such topics as marriage, parental rights, and reproductive technologies have raised complex questions for the courts, representatives and citizens. At this panel, scholars from a range of disciplines will consider the significance and status of the family under the Constitution.

For more information, contact Adam Rosenkranz, adam_rosenkranz@cuc.claremont.edu or ext. 73986.

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