2022 Princeton University Constitution Day
Rich Benjamin, Author; Rosina Lozano, History; Rhacel Parreñas, University of Southern California; Patricia Fernández-Kelly, Sociology, Effron Center for the Study of America
September 14, 2022 · 4:30 pm—6:00 pm · 50 McCosh Hall
Effron Center for the Study of America; Office of the Provost
The United States was founded in response to discontent with social, political, cultural, and economic systems. As a result, social discontents themselves became legitimated through the making of the Constitution. This year’s Constitution Day panel considers “discontents” as they are shaped by the American constitutional framework. We will discuss how broad understandings of “liberties” and specific understandings of “rights” contribute to today’s discontents. Panelists will explore how citizens’ discontents are codified in laws, cultures, and practices, and how we might re-think the constitution according to how American discontents are framed and enacted.
More information can be found on the Effron Center for the Study of America website.