Wyoming Connections: The Constitution and Why it Should Matter to you

Part of the Wyoming Connections: Why It Matters project, Wyoming Humanities hosts this webinar to explore what the Constitution means to us as individuals in our state. Moderated by Constitutional scholar Dr. David Adler, the panelists will discuss what the Constitution means to them personally. Too often we think of the Constitution as having been written for the government, not the people. We may see the Constitution as a distant, academic document removed from our everyday lives. And yet the U.S. Constitution, to this day, guides and informs our lives. Panelists will explain what parts of the Constitution are most relevant to their lives right now, what they believe the founding fathers intended with regard to these specific amendments, how they have been interpreted over time, and how they directly impact the lives of Wyoming citizens. Our goal is to reveal to the lay public, especially younger citizens, how and why the Constitution should matter to all of us.

Panelists:
Diomena Mercer, Sheridan
Mike Morris, Cheyenne
Claire Schnatterbeck, New York City (formerly of Wyoming)
Darin Scheer, Farson

This program is sponsored by the “Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” initiative, a Federation of State Humanities Councils program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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