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THE BIG FESTIVAL ABOUT SMALL CITIES
Tom Tom champions civic innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship in America’s hometowns.

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Tuesday, April 9 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
For Us, By Us? The Constitution 231 Years Later NOW OPEN

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Madison told us that “knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” This radical idea of “government by the people” is as relevant today as it’s ever been, and it’s our responsibility as Americans to be engaged actors in learning about, arguably, the most important, and flawed, western document of the last 1,000 years. We, therefore, find ourselves ruminating on a fundamental question, “Is there a gap between how groups of Americans view the Constitution’s relevance, usefulness, and dependability? If so, is it as wide as we think it is?” Learn the answers to both questions, and why at this reflective evening.  

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Price Thomas

Director of Marketing and Communications, James Madison's Montpelier
Price Thomas is the Director of Marketing and Communications at James Madison's Montpelier, and is responsible for the site's internal and external communications. Prior to Montpelier, Price played soccer professionally in Europe, before returning home to work as a Copywriter at global... Read More →

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Jamelle Bouie

Columnist, New York Times
Based in Charlottesville, Virginia and Washington D.C., Jamelle Bouie is a columnist for the New York Times and political analyst for CBS News. He covers campaigns, elections, national affairs, and culture. Prior to the Times, Jamelle was chief political correspondent for Slate magazine... Read More →
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Hannah Scruggs

Research Associate for the Descendants' Project, James Madison's Montpelier
Hannah Scruggs is a native central Virginian and 2013 graduate of The College of William & Mary with a BA in history. Following her time in Williamsburg she served in AmeriCorps at the Braddock Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh, PA, before returning south to earn her MA in Public History... Read More →

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Tuesday April 9, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Common House: North 206 West Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA

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