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The 14th Amendment’s Shield of National Protection: A Constitutional Guarantee of Liberty and Equality
  • Date: Friday, December 02, 2016
  • Time: 12:00 am
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

A distinguished panel discusses how the 14th Amendment enshrined the promise of liberty and equality in our Constitution and implications for today’s most important issues, including racial discrimination, guns rights, marriage equality, economic liberty, and gender equality.

Moderated by Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO, National Constitution Center and Elizabeth Wydra, President, Constitutional Accountability Center, panelists include Senator Chris Coons (D-DE); The Honorable James Wynn Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; Dana Berliner, Senior Vice President and Litigation Director, Institute for Justice; Shannon Price Minter, Legal Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights; Alan Gura, Attorney, Gura PLLC; and  Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel, MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund).

Presented by the National Archives in partnership with the National Constitution Center and the Constitutional Accountability Center. 

All public programs at the National Archives are free and streamed live online via the National Archives’ YouTube channel. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000 in advance.