“Fault Lines in the Constitution” coming to Wyoming

Wyoming Humanities and Off Square Theatre Company are excited to welcome authors Cynthia and Sanford Levinson to communities across Wyoming this May. Both virtually and in-person, the Levinsons will engage the state in a lively discussion about the US Constitution, expanding on themes found in their book, Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws that Affect Us Today.

The Levinsons’ visit will culminate in a statewide conversation on May 16 at 6:30pm. They will conduct an interactive presentation and the Center for the Arts in Jackson, which will also be live-streamed to four satellite locations in Wyoming:

• Casper (Natrona County Library)

• Gillettte (Campbell County Public Library)

• Sheridan (Sheridan High School)

• Torrington (Goshen County Library

During the event, participants will be invited to think critically about the US Constitution and how it applies today. Following the livestream, audiences in Sheridan, Goshen, Campbell, and Natrona counties will engage in a discussion facilitated by a local community member.

Off Square Theatre Company’s involvement is connected to its upcoming production of What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck. In fact, this book was part of the source material during the writing of the play.

“Wyoming Humanities is thrilled to offer this engaging presentation and discussion to locations statewide via livestream,” said Chloe Flagg, director of grants and programs for the organization. “We welcome people in these communities to attend the event near them and participate with fellow citizens on this important and relevant topic, particularly in our current political climate.”

For more information about Wyoming Humanities and this program, visit thinkwy.org or email chloe@thinkwy.org.

About the Authors

Cynthia Levinson holds degrees from Wellesley College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. After teaching and consulting for many years, she now writes nonfiction books for young readers that focus on social justice, including The Youngest Marcher and The People’s Painter. Her books have won numerous awards, including the Sibert Medal, the Carter G. Woodson Book Award, and the Jane Addams Book Award. She loves doing research in the places she writes about—and she’s currently writing a book on space! Cynthia and her husband, Sandy, have two daughters, four grandchildren, and two grand puppies.

Sanford Levinson is an American legal scholar, a professor in the Law School and the Department of Government at the University of Texas, and a frequent visiting professor at Harvard Law School. He holds degrees from Duke, Stanford, and Harvard Universities and is the author of several adult books on the Constitution, including Constitutional Faith (1988, 2d ed. 2011); Our Undemocratic Constitution (2006); and Framed: America’s 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance (2012); and, most recently, An Argument Open to All: Reading The Federalist in the 21st Century (2015).