Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and Constituting America’s Student Ambassadors, Tova Love Kaplan and Dakare Chatman, chat with Constitutional experts on hot-topic issues via Zoom!
Part 2 of our “Bill of Rights” series, First Amendment pt. 1
Special Guest: Professor & Author Kevin Gutzman
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KEVIN R. C. GUTZMAN earned his MPAff from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, his JD from the University of Texas Law School, and his MA and PhD in American history from the University of Virginia. He is Professor and former Chairman in the Department of History at Western Connecticut State University and a faculty member at LibertyClassroom.com Gutzman is the author of four books and co-author of a fifth, including: Thomas Jefferson – Revolutionary: A Radical’s Struggle to Remake America and James Madison and the Making of America. They include two best-sellers, two book club main selections, and one book club alternate selection. He has also published chapters in three edited collections. A member of the Editorial Board of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Kevin Gutzman has had articles published in numerous scholarly journals, including The Journal of Southern History, the Journal of the Early Republic, The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, The Journal of the Historical Society, the University of St. Thomas Law Journal, The Review of Politics, and others. He has also published book reviews in all the related history journals and in many popular outlets. Gutzman has appeared on CNN, Fox News, C-SPAN, WGN, Newsmax TV, NPR, and BBC TV, besides in many other media outlets. and he has written for leading magazines and newspapers in the US and Canada. He writes and speaks frequently for scholarly and popular audiences and lives with his son in Connecticut
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Tuesday, December 15 – Passing the Bill Of Rights, James Madison, Influences & Inspirations
‘Constitutional Chats’ Hosts
Actress Janine Turner is famous for her role as Maggie O’Connell in televisions’ Northern Exposure. She is the Founder and Co-President of Constituting America which launched in 2010. She is still acting but she is also actively teaching kids about the U.S. Constitution given over 540 speeches to classrooms across the country.
Cathy Gillespie is the co-president 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 sixteen 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 in the Entrepreneurial (where she created a marketing plan), PSA (entitled “Know Your Rights. Read The Constitution”) and STEM (where she created an app). She is passionate about educating and empowering young people to use their constitutional rights!
Constituting America Student Ambassador Dakare Chatman is 18 years old, and is currently a junior, full-time college student in South Carolina. He has won Constituting America’s We The Future Contest twice, once for best PSA where he reminded viewers the Constitution is “An American Thing, So Know It” and twice for his short film “Man On The Street.” He is also actively involved in our National Youth Advisory Board. He’s a working actor seen most recently in HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones and on April 15 in Netflix’s: Outer Banks. Dakare wishes to be an actor, but also a politician. But says you must be an actor to be a politician.
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