Live podcast hosted by Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and students: Tova Love Kaplan, Jorne Gilbert and Jewel Gilbert
When: Tuesday 6/27/2023 at 2:00 pm ET
Join us weekly as we chat with Constitutional experts on hot-topic issues via Zoom! The audience is not on camera but is encouraged to ask questions via the Q&A.
Meet the Guest: Author & Bill of Rights Senior Teaching Fellow Tony Williams
Accomplished scholar, author, and educator Tony Williams brings his considerable knowledge of the ideas and documents of the American Founding to writing history and civics curricula as a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Bill of Rights Institute.
Tony manages scholar relations and is the host of BRI Scholar Talks.
Before joining the Bill of Rights Institute in 2014, Tony taught at the middle and high school level for fifteen years. He is the author of six books on early American history, including most recently, with Stephen F. Knott, Washington & Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America and Hamilton: An American Biography. Tony earned a B.A. in history from Syracuse University and an M.A. in U.S. History from Ohio State University. He is a frequent contributor to several blogs and speaks across the country on history and civics.
Meet the Hosts
Actress Janine Turner is famous for her role as Maggie O’Connell in television’s Northern Exposure. She is the Founder and Co-President of Constituting America which launched in 2010. She is still acting but is also actively teaching kids about the U.S. Constitution and has given over 540 speeches to classrooms across the country.
Cathy Gillespie is the Chair of Constituting America, a former Congressional Chief of Staff and former Commissioner of the White House Fellows Commission. She is currently serving as one of 16 private citizens serving on the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, helping organize the celebration of our country’s 250th birthday in 2026!
Tova Love Kaplan is a student at Harvard University. She currently serves as the National Youth Director for Constituting America and runs the National Youth Advisory Council. She is a three-time winner of the “We The Future” Contest and is passionate about educating and empowering young people to use their constitutional rights!
Jorne Gilbert is a recent graduate of Moravian University where he designed a major entitled Dramatic Production and Musical Performance. He used what he learned to further develop the charitable organization Sing For America which he co-founded to produce musicals portraying the art of Truth and Light.
Jewel Gilbert is Executive Producer of Sing for America, a charity founded by him and his family. Sing for America reveals the Art of Truth and Light through live performance. He is the Operations Director for a new business venture, J. Barker Paving. Jewel holds a BA in Musical Performance/Dramatic