From Alyce Denver, Clerk of West Grove Monthly Meeting:
I think we all can agree that since the November election issues of governance and interpretations of the Constitution have been a source of much conversation.
To help answer some of our questions, West Grove Meeting is going to host a series of evenings during which we will explore a few of the topics found in the Constitution that seem especially pertinent. We have invited Andrew Atkinson, a teacher of history and civics in the Avon Grove High School, to provide background information, some of the varying ways of interpretation and to answer our questions.
The series will run on the four consecutive Thursdays in May. Each evening will begin at 7:00. The series is free and open to the public. Spread the word!
Thursday, May 4 The Constitution: Fun Facts and Preconditions of Democracy
Thursday, May 11 The Constitution: Separation of Powers
Thursday, May 18 The Constitution: Civil Liberties
Thursday, May 25 The Constitution: Citizenship
Andrew Atkinson lives in Oxford with his wife and two young children. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Temple University and his Masters in Secondary School Counseling from Wilmington University. Passionate about inspiring young people Andrew has spent the past fifteen years teaching High School Social Studies at Avon Grove High School. He is currently working toward his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Delaware. Community engagement through the support of an Educational Foundation is where Andrew would like to focus his attention.