Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) will serve as the keynote speaker to mark Constitution Day and kick off a week of constitutional studies at Georgia State University (GSU).
The Decatur Civic and Political Awareness Club, in conjunction with Partners in Education, will host Johnson on Sept.17 in the gymnasium at GSU’s Decatur Campus, 3251 Panthersville Rd. A meet-and-greet will be held at 9:30 a.m. The program will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Congressman Johnson will deliver the keynote speech and serve on a panel that will focus on: How can our federal immigration policy addresses liberty, equality and security? How can we protect the integrity of the judicial branch? How can we balance the rule of law with justice and democracy?
The panel will include Atlanta Attorney Anthony Molina and Emory University political professor and analyst Alan Abramowitz.
Constitution Day, Monday, Sept. 17, marks the day 231 years ago when attendees at the Convention at Philadelphia signed the document that is the foundation of our United States government. Our Constitution reflects the values we cherish as a people and the ideals we strive for as a society. It secures the privileges we enjoy as citizens, but also demands participation, responsibility, and service to our country and to one another.
Georgia State will host several events to mark Constitution Day at the university’s Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody and Newton campuses. For a complete list of events, visit https://news.gsu.edu/2018/09/12/campuses-mark-constitution-day-with-speakers-events/