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In light of the issues surrounding net neutrality, education, income inequality, and the tragic events of Ferguson, Missouri, and the death of Eric Gardner, the Philadelphia Chapter will host a forum on how our founding documents inform (and come up short on) the rights we have taken for granted as 21st Century Americans. Our Modern Constitutional Convention will, much like the first in 1787, bring to delegates from New England and the Mid-Atlantic to Philadelphia’s famed Old City to discuss how we can continue to form a more perfect union. Fellows, alumni, and partners will take part in a daylong discussion on both the broad strokes of interpretations of the Constitution, and the minutia of individual topics. Our attendees will be tasked to draw up amendments to our constitution, to create rights more suited to a society with one foot on the ground and another in cyberspace, and to update a document designed to bring equality to a nation that was disparate in 1776, but in 2015 is still among the most economically unequal in the world.
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