Constitution Day Program “Empowered: Fulfilling the Constitutional Promise of Equal Justice in Your Community”

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Constitution Day Program “Empowered: Fulfilling the Constitutional Promise of Equal Justice in Your Community”

Constitution Day Program “Empowered: Fulfilling the Constitutional Promise of Equal Justice in Your Community”

September 12, 2016

At 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, the SIU School of Law will host Pete White, founder and co-executive director of the Los Angeles Community Action Network, or “LA CAN.” 

White, a community organizer in the city since 1992, will present, “Empowered: Fulfilling the Constitutional Promise of Equal Justice in Your Community.” 

There will also be commentary from James P. Chapman, an adjunct professor in the law school, who is co-founder of Carbondale’s Center for Empowerment and Justice and founder of the Illinois Institute of Community Law and Affairs. Steven Macias, an associate professor at the law school, will serve as moderator. 

Constitution Day is Saturday, Sept. 17. The day marks the 229th anniversary of delegates to the Philadelphia Convention completing and signing the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. 

The program, which will be in the Lesar Law Building Courtroom, is free and open to the public.  

Individuals with disabilities are welcomed. Call 618/453-5738 to request accommodations.