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Democracy Conversation Project Program: “We the People…Wait, Which People?”

May 8, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

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We’ve all heard those first three words of the preamble of the Constitution. But what does that mean? And can “We the people” mean different things at different times to different people?

Montville Public Library will explore these complex questions with the help of Dr. Christopher Fisher, associate professor of history at The College of New Jersey, during the program “We the People…Wait, Which People?” on January 12. From sharecropping to immigration, participants can consider the concept of the changing meaning of citizenship and have an engaging and important dialogue about immigration today and the impact of the policies that affect us all.

The program will be held 1:00-3:00 p.m., May 8, 2023, at the Pio Costa Auditorium at the Montville Township Public Library.

Fisher, who is also an NJCH board member, earned his B.A. and Ph.D. in history from Rutgers University, with a focus on US diplomacy. His areas of expertise are the U.S. in the twentieth century, Cold War culture and diplomacy, the U.S. in the World, American empire and imperialism, African American history, and Racism and Race Relations in the US.

Registration is required and is prioritized for library cardholders. Other cardholders will be waitlisted and notified if seats become available. The event is open to adults only, and refreshments will be served following the program.

Register to attend at https://montville.librarycalendar.com/event/special-presentation-we-peoplewait-which-people. Please direct questions to the Montville Public Library at https://www.montvillelibrary.org/ or 973-402-0900.


May 8, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
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Montville Township Public Library
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Montville Township Public Library
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Montville, NJ 07045 United States
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