Live podcast hosted by Cathy Gillespie and students: Tova Love Kaplan, Jorne Gilbert, and Jewel Gilbert
Topic: Live Podcast: Ep. 123: What Is the Semiquincentennial? Our Independence Day Episode Featuring Joe Daniels of America 250!
When: Tuesday 6/28/2022 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
Joseph C. Daniels leads the preparations and coordination for the largest and most inclusive commemoration in U.S. history, America’s 250th anniversary of independence.
Daniels brings more than two decades of high-profile national, nonprofit leadership experience to America250. Significantly, he served as the founding president and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, where he led the development, planning, design and operational ramp up of both the Memorial and the Museum for 10 years. The Memorial and Museum flourished under his leadership, becoming a sacred part of the national landscape, and a must-see tourism and educational destination both nationally and internationally.
Following the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Daniels served as president and CEO of the National Medal of Honor Museum, where he spearheaded the effort to create the United States’ first ever institution dedicated to preserving the legacies of the recipients of the country’s highest award for valor in combat.
Daniels holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and B.A. in history from Washington University in St. Louis.
Meet the Hosts
Cathy Gillespie is the Chair of Constituting America and one of 16 private citizens serving on the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, helping organize the celebration of our country’s 250th birthday in 2026! She is a former Congressional Chief of Staff and former Commissioner of the White House Fellows Commission.
Tova Love Kaplan
Tova Love Kaplan is eighteen years old and lives in Chicago, Illinois. 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. He is an avid rugby player and in his spare time flips houses with his uncle.
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