Did you know? Thomas Jefferson believed that Americans should examine and rewrite the U.S. Constitution to fit their needs every two decades! If you could scrap these parchment pages and redraft the text, what elements would you include, amend or leave out entirely? Utilizing the Socratic Method of inquiry and discussion, you have the chance to be like our Founding Fathers each month as we look at the Constitution, from the preamble to the articles to the amendments, engaging in civil discourse to ‘create’ a new Constitution.
This September, Christopher Phillips, author of ‘Constitution Café: Jefferson’s Brew for a True Revolution’, and specialist in the Socratic Method, kicks off this new discussion series with a look at the preamble. We will continue the discussion each month, making our way through the Constitution in one year. These programs are FREE to attend, but advance registration for each session is strongly recommended. Call 248.524.3570 to register.
Constitution Cafés take place at 2:00 pm on the second Sunday of each month in the Pioneer Room of the Troy Historic Village.
Sponsored by the Oakland County Bar Foundation and the Kresge Foundation.