NIU Professor To Speak On The Constitution at Princeton Public Library

Joseph Flynn, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Associate Director for Academic Affairs for the Center for Black Studies at Northern Illinois University (NIU), will be the speaker for the third program in the Constitution series at the Princeton Public Library. It will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs., March 5.


Prof. Flynn will talk about how well the Constitution works, or does not work, on equally protecting the rights of all Americans. He will address how and why — despite the right to equal protection of the laws enshrined in the 14th Amendment – racial inequality in American society is so persistent.  


At NIU, Prof. Flynn teaches courses related to social justice, multicultural education and curriculum studies. His scholarship offers critical examinations of race, media and popular culture, and curriculum. He is the author of White Fatigue: Rethinking Resistance for Social Justice and a co-host for the podcast Mental Illness in Pop Culture.


The fourth and final program in the Constitution series,” What Do You Know and What Should We Do Now?” will be at 6:30pm, Thurs., March 12, at the Princeton Public Library. All are invited to come for a fun and brief Constitution trivia contest followed by small group discussions sharing our different perspectives on how we shape the future of our democracy. 


The Constitution series is co-sponsored by the Library and Voices from the Prairie with support from the Interactivity Foundation.


Voices from the Prairie is a grassroots citizens’ movement committed to promoting open, ethical, and fair governance and upholding the values of tolerance, fairness, and inclusion in American society and political life.

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