Constitution Day: September 17, 2008
photo credit: Jim Burger Photography
MICA, ACLU of Maryland Present Constitution Day Event Focusing on Voting Rights, Electoral Reform
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU-MD) commemorated Constitution Day with Whose Democracy Is This Anyway? Voting Rights and Electoral Reform in 2008. The free symposium took place on Wednesday, September 17 at 7 p.m. in Falvey Hall, Brown Center. It featured The Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition; investigative reporter Greg Palast, author of Armed Madhouse and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy; and Jonathan Simon, co-founder of the Election Defense Alliance.
Marc Steiner, the executive director of the Center for Emerging Media, moderated the panel discussion.
Officially established in 2004, Constitution Day recognizes the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. The annual event continues MICA’s tradition of leadership in raising and exploring important issues surrounding the document that provides the framework for the organization of the U.S. government.
For more information on the Rev. Jesse Jackson: www.rainbowpush.org
For more information on Jonathan D. Simon: www.ElectionDefenseAlliance.org
The symposium is downloadable in two parts. Part 1 contains the panelist discussion.