Capital District Council for the Social Studies (Albany, NY)
The New York Archives Magazine Speaker Series and
The League of Women Voters of NYS Education Foundation present
FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES: THE HISTORY OF THE
NEW YORK STATE CONSTITUTION
Thursday, November 10th ~ 5:30 p.m.
Cultural Education Center ~ Huxley Theater
Join Susan Arbetter, Director, News and Public Affairs at WCNY and Host of The Capitol Pressroom and panelists Gerald Benjamin, Associate Vice President for Regional Engagement and Director of the Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz and Peter Galie, professor emeritus of political science at Canisius College in Buffalo for a thoughtful discussion of the history of the New York State Constitution, including its original creation and adoption in 1777, new constitutions adopted at conventions in 1821 and 1846, and the current constitution, ratified in 1894 and often amended since then. RSVP requested via (518) 473-7091 or email@example.com. Program is FREE and open to the public.