MICA: Maryland Institute College of Art


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.

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.

This year’s symposium centers on the widely debated topic of inequalities and incarceration in America. In addition to Simon, a panel, moderated by WYPR’s The Signal producer Aaron Henkin, will also include social innovator Susan Burton, who has dedicated her life to helping formerly incarcerated women re-enter society, and artist and activist Ashley Hunt, who uses video, photography, mapping, and writing to engage social movements and investigate the prison system.

“We are tackling a topic largely ignored that is a real crisis for many communities in this country,” said Constitution Day organizer and MICA Chair of Humanistic Studies Firmin DeBrabander. Constitution Day is co-sponsored by MICA and the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU-MD).