Library to offer Constitution series

Published Sep 15, 2013 at 05:00AM

The Deschutes Public Library system is offering a five-part series titled “Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of American Constitutionalism,” led by OSU-Cascades professor James Foster from October to December.

The Constitution lecture series will kick off with a keynote address that Harvard Law professor Mark Tushnet will offer via a Skype connection to the downtown library’s Brooks Room at 2 p.m. Oct. 6. This event will be open to the public, but the remaining lectures will be limited to 15 participants.

Following Tushnet’s address, the lecture series will meet to discuss the following topics on the following dates:

• “Imagining our Constitution,” Oct. 20

• “Separated Church and Pervasive Religion,” Nov. 3

• “Constituting Gender Differences,” Nov. 17

• “Guns as Cultural Symbols,” Dec. 1.

Each discussion will take place at the downtown branch’s Brooks Room at 2 p.m. To learn more about the lecture series or register for its discussions, visit the library’s website at www .deschuteslibrary.com or call 541-312-1032.

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