Crystal Bridges - Opening Exhibition Conversation: We the People

July 27th, 2022 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Celebrate our new, free exhibition We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy with an opening discussion exploring the importance of the US Constitution and free speech to democracy.

Join Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center; Anita L. Allen, Henry R. Silverman professor of law and professor of philosophy at University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law; and Eric Slauter, Deputy Dean of the Humanities at the University of Chicago, for a conversation centered around the text and impact of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We’ll explore the relationship between the two documents, dive deep into the First Amendment, and see why the freedom of conscience and expression is so important to democracy.