Monday through Thursday, Sept. 16-19, Georgia College celebrates “Constitution Week” with many exciting events and lectures:
Monday, Sept. 16 Constitution Weeks kicks off with a discussion at noon in Atkinson, room 202, with food from Einstein Bakery. The topic is “The Heartbeat Bill, Roe v. Wade & Georgia’s Booming Film Industry.” At 5 p.m., the keynote speaker, Corey Ciocchetti, a legal studies and ethics professor from the University of Denver, will talk about “The Supreme Court and Your Life" followed by a Trax on the Trail concert: “Jaunty Tunes and Delightful Ditties from American Presidential Campaigns, 1840-1964.”
Tuesday, Sept. 17 A discussion at noon in Georgia College’s Health Sciences Building, room 211, will be on “Whose DNA Is It? From Genealogy Research to Catching a Killer.” The discussion, with food from Subway, will be facilitated by Atlanta attorney Phil Gura. At 5 p.m. in Magnolia Ballroom, there will be a reception and talk by LaGrange Police Chief Louis Dekmar, who will address challenges of our past and how to build a future worthy of the next generation.
Wednesday, Sept. 18 There will be a “Times Talk” with pizza at noon in the Pat Peterson Room of the Ina Dillard Russell Library on “Marijuana and the Supremacy Clause,” facilitated by Georgia College Carl Vinson Chair Hank Edmondson. At 6 p.m., a “Supreme Court Review Panel” will discuss recent court cases in the Arts and Sciences Auditorium followed by a reception with food from Chick fil A. Distinguished panelists include Fred Smith, professor of law at Emory University and former clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Lori Ringhand, professor of law at the University of Georgia (UGA), Matt Roessing, lecturer of business law at UGA, Superior Court Judge Mandy Petty, Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit, and Nicholas Creel, professor of public law at Georgia College.
Thursday, Sept. 19 A discussion on “Confederate Memorials and the First Amendment” will be at noon at Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion. The discussion will be facilitated by Harold Mock, GC's Director of Leadership Programs. At 6 p.m., the documentary film “The Unafraid” will be shown in the A&S Auditorium about three Georgia Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students. It will be followed by Q&A on immigration, led by James Daria, professor of anthropology, and Stacey Milner, Director of the Cultural Center.