GAMBIER – Former U.S. Rep. Zack Space will discuss “The Tea Party and the Health of our Constitutional Institutions” on Constitution Day, today at 7p.m. in the Gund Gallery Community Foundation Theater, 101 1/2 College Dr.
Space, a Kenyon alumnus, will speak to the culture of Washington, D.C., and current politics, said Thomas Karako, director of the Center for the Study of American Democracy (CSAD) at Kenyon. "Phenomena like the Tea Party or Occupy Wall Street say something about America's restless political soul of late,” Karako said. “They are symptoms of passion, but also dissatisfaction with what is going on. Mr. Space will speak to how the Tea Party, in particular, both reflects and, in turn, informs the tone and vocabulary of recent political discourse."
Constitution Day is recognized by American colleges to mark the adoption of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Space’s appearance is sponsored by the CSAD.
The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. To learn more, call 740-427-5423.
Published on September 20, 2012