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Stewart Harris: The Constitution and Freedom to Read

Posted September 18th, 2018 in Uncategorized

Due to unforeseen circumstances, it is necessary to cancel the program “The Constitution and the Freedom to Read” presented by Stuart Harris, creator of the National Public Radio show “Your Weekly Constitutional” . The program was to be at the Abingdon Library on Sunday, September 30th at 3 PM.  There are plans to reschedule the program.  

Our most deeply held beliefs are the freedom of speech and the freedom to read. As part of this year’s celebration of Banned Book Week, we’re hosting Stewart Harris,  He’s  a constitutional scholar and radio host. Cool combination, huh?

Stewart Harris is the creator of the National Public Radio show “Your Weekly Constitutional.”  He speaks at the main library in Abingdon, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. His topic is “The Constitution and the Freedom to Read.”

About Stewart Harris:

Harris is a visiting associate professor of law at Lincoln Memorial University. His talk is part of the library’s observance of Banned Books Week, which celebrates the freedom to read.

Harris graduated from Princeton University in 1983. In his sophomore year, he was selected for admission to the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. His independent work at the Wilson School focused primarily upon international security and nuclear weapons policy.

In 1999, Harris began teaching at the University of Florida College of Law. From 2001 to 2016, he taught at the Appalachian School of Law. While there, he earned the Faculty Scholarship Award and multiple awards for teaching. He also teaches constitutional law during the summer semester at the University of Tennessee College of Law. In 2016, he started teaching at the Duncan School of Law at LMU.

In 2011, Professor Harris created a public radio show,” Your Weekly Constitutional.” The show is produced at WETS-FM, the NPR affiliate in Johnson City, Tennessee, and syndicated nationally. YWC is underwritten by the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at Montpelier, the historic home of the Father of the Constitution, James Madison. The show is on Facebook and Twitter, and podcasts are available on iTunes.

Come join us and celebrate the Freedom to Read!

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