Kick-off Event and Schedule

Kick-Off Event
Friday, January 6,
6-9pm (follow-up sessions meet bi-weekly Sunday afternoons)
Solomon’s Porch, 100 West 46th St., Kingfield neighborhood, Minneapolis

What does the U.S. Constitution and its amendments actually say? How has it been interpreted and changed over the last 225 years? How does it give us opportunities to protect ourselves, our communities, and our collective future? 

“We the People… A Community Conversation to Understand the U.S. Constitution, in 10 Acts” explores these topics.

Community Conversations, led by local experts on specific Amendments, are held Sunday afternoons, bi-weekly through April. Come to any session that interests you, or come to them all.

Visit this Kick-off Facebook for more information on the first event, and this Facebook link for more info on the individual bi-weekly Community Conversations on various Amendments. All the info can be found on a PDF linked on this website.


Jan. 15, 2017: Who Can Do What, & Who Can Stop Them? The Branches of the Federal Government (Articles 1-3), discussion led by Matthew Filner, Metro State Associate Professor (this is a reading of members of Congress reading the Constitution)

Jan. 29, 2017: My Wicca Sisterhood Wants to Hold A Rally: Freedoms of Expression, led by Minneapolis City Council Member Elizabeth Glidden

Feb. 12, 2017: Me vs. Us: The Right to Bear Arms, led by Matthew Filner, Metro State Associate Professor

Feb. 26, 2017: Sharing Your Private Thoughts in Our Public World: The Right to Privacy and Due Process, led by Jerry Wilhelm, Ret. USAO Attorney

March 12, 2017: Pleading the 5th and A Fair Trial for All: Defendants and the Criminal Justice System, led by Abou Amara, NOC Policy Director

March 26, 2017: MN Duty to Protect All Minnesotans: Equal Protection under the Law, led by Myron Orfield, Director, Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity

April 9, 2017: MN vs. the USA: Federalism and States’ Rights, led by MN State Rep. Jim Davnie

April 23, 2017: Power To All the People: The Right to Vote, led by Mark Haase, Attorney and Criminal Justice Reform Advocate

April 28, 2017 (Friday): 6-9pm, Wrap-Up: A Culminating Call to Action and community potluck.

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