MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid headlines the opening panel of the 2017 programming around Constitution Day. The two-day symposium commemorates the holiday with panels and commentary on contemporary issues in politics, government, civic engagement and activism.

The opening forum explores the emerging crisis that democratic institutions and government are facing due to the advent of the Trump administration. How can the country consider these issues at a time when the president, his advisors and majority leaders in the Senate and Congress are testing the public’s faith in government and its ability to represent their best interests?

Alongside Reid, the panel also includes revolutionary artist Dread Scott and Kenneth Ledford, chair of the department of history at Case Western University. WYPR Maryland Midday host Tom Hall moderates. This forum is co-sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland.