Constitution Day with Professor La TaSha Levy

Submitted by Lorna Tampico Hamill on

Join La TaSha Levy, AES professor FRIDAY, 10/7,  at noon, Suzzallo Library 3rd floor. This annual event is part of UW Libraries required educational programming on the US Constitution. All activities are free and open to the public (RSVP required for in-person event).

Prof Levy is a Black Studies scholar specializing in post-WWII African American politics, ck intellectual history and Black Women’s studies. Assistant Professor in the Department of American Ethnic Studies, Levy offered one of the first college courses on #BlackLivesMatter in 2015, which garnered local and national coverage. Levy’s book manuscript titled Race Matters in the GOP traces the ideological shift in Black Republican politics during the early post-civil rights era, for which she was awarded two fellowships. Professor Levy will share her reflections to kick-off the afternoon, in-person (AND livestreamed!) on the third floor of Suzzallo Library, outside the Reading Room.

In addition, the library is holding a contest to those who wish to express in writing on the Public Comment Board.  Share Your Thoughts (and WIN!): Comments submitted by October 8, all are welcomed and encouraged to reflect and share thoughts, stories and comments centered around the Constitution, US democracy and related themes on the public comment board.

  • WIN: All participants of the comment board will be entered, and (2) people will be randomly selected to win a set of (2) tickets each to Seattle Rep's What the Constitution Means to Me, by Tony Award Nominee and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Heidi Schreck! This boundary-breaking play breathes new life into our Constitution 
    and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans. In this hilarious, hopeful, and achingly human new play, she resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives.