ARE OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS BEING THREATENED?

Since November, 19 US states have introduced bills that activists are concerned would curb freedom of expression and the right to protest in what civil liberties experts are calling “an attack on protest rights throughout the states.” Further, Donald Trump has commented that mainstream media is “the enemy of the people.”

Join Community Action Network’s (CAN) Constitutional Forum – a public dialogue on how our Constitution safeguards our freedoms!

Harriman Hall, 8 East Conkling Ave., Orange County Community College, Middletown, NY
Sunday, May 7 , 2-4:30 pm


SPEAKERS:
Trent Schroyer, Professor Emeritus of Sociology-Philosophy Ramapo College of N.J. and Forum Facilitator for CAN will introduce the event and discuss Constitutional Patriotism.

Andrew Arato, Professor Political and Social Theory, Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, will discuss populism, why it is dangerous for democracy, and how it can be resisted under the US Constitution.

Howard Horowitz, Professor of Geography at Ramapo College,will discuss how suppression of freedom of speech affects environmental scientists at federal agencies, and the omission of coverage of environmental issues in the mass media.

Mark C. Johnson, Executive Director of the Institute for Bible and Social Justice, Stony Point Center will discuss the significance of Trump’s promise to “totally destroy” the Johnson amendment that involves the separation of Church and State, and the tax exempt status of not-for-profits.

This event is free. But a $10 donation to cover expenses is most welcome.