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Art has long been a method of expression, and artists throughout history have been instigators of change-engaging society in conversation about pressing issues. Established in 2005, Constitution Day continues the College's tradition of leadership in raising and exploring important political issues.

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    Constitution DaySeptember 23, 2015

    Constitution Day 2015: Black Lives Matter

    The 2015 symposium explores the various facets of "Black Lives Matter," a phrase exposing the enduring legacy of racial disparities, particularly in the criminal justice system in America. With recent scandals of police brutality and misconduct, and subsequent protests and national dialogue, panelists will discuss different analyses, approaches and strategies for understanding and challenging systemic racism in America.

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    Constitution DaySeptember 18, 2014

    Constitution Day 2014: One Nation Under Watch: Surveillance, Privacy and National Security in America

    Daniel Ellsberg, author, former US military analyst, and one of the most prominent political whistleblowers in US history, will headline Constitution Day. The panel, moderated by WYPR’s The Signal producer and MICA faculty member Aaron Henkin, will also include Kade Crockford, director of the Technology for Liberty project at the ACLU of Massachusetts, and interdisciplinary artist Hasan Elahi, whose work has explored the implications and consequences of surveillance for more than a decade.

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    Constitution DaySeptember 17, 2013

    Constitution Day 2013 (Opening Remarks): Bars and Stripes Forever: Inequalities and Incarceration in America - MICA

    Baltimore-based author, journalist, and television writer/producer David Simon will headline Constitution Day, a free annual symposium recognizing the ratification of the United States Constitution and the importance of free speech to the American experience.

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    Constitution DaySeptember 17, 2013

    Constitution Day 2013 (Discussion): Bars and Stripes Forever: Inequalities and Incarceration in America - MICA

    Baltimore-based author, journalist, and television writer/producer David Simon will headline Constitution Day, a free annual symposium recognizing the ratification of the United States Constitution and the importance of free speech to the American experience.