Totally Tweens + Teens: Constitution + Comics Workshop

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Totally Tweens + Teens: Constitution + Comics Workshop

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Saturday, September 24, 2022 –3:00pm to 4:30pm

Zoom event + In-person event
Meeting Room A

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Know your rights, influence adults, be a better citizen, and draw comics! Learn about what the First Amendment to the Constitution means for you – a 21st century Iowa youth – at ICPL’s Constitution + Comics Workshop.

The Framers of the Constitution were realistic enough to know that the People are not always right. Rather than assume the majority would always be wiser than the minority, they looked for ways to create productive conflict between different interests. All of our most contentious politics eventually end up before the Supreme Court, where whatever the issue is, the debate is framed using explicit passages and implicit principles from the Constitution. At this workshop, we will discuss and debate our First Amendment rights in the context of two landmark Supreme Court cases on minors and free speech.

We will then illustrate these concepts in comics – if we draw our rights, we won’t forget them! Special templates just for creating comic art out of Supreme Court decisions will guide us in recording our ideas, discoveries, and facts of the case as we go.

This workshop will be led by Dr. Meg Mott, a former professor and constitutional scholar who has developed and leads a discussion series, Debating our Rights, on the first ten amendments that brings civil discussions on controversial issues to public libraries and colleges.

Marek Bennett is an award-winning comic artist who leads comics workshops for all ages throughout New England and beyond. His work includes the graphic novel series The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby and The Most Costly Journey with the bilingual El Viaje Project.

Join on Zoom from home, or come to the library and participate in the Zoom meeting on the big screen in Meeting Room A, together with us as a group. If you would like to participate from home on Zoom, please register to receive the Zoom link. If you plan to attend in person, just show up! If you’re not sure, register so you have the Zoom link just in case.

了解你的权利,影响更多的成年人,做一个更好的公民,还有,画漫画!今天的 ICPL 的宪法 + 漫画研讨会将带您 – 21 世纪的爱荷华州青年 – 了解宪法第一修正案的意义。

宪法的制定者们立足于人民并不总是正确的现实基础,致力于在不同利益之间创造富有成效的冲突解决办法, 而并不是一味的假设多数人总是比少数人更聪明。所有最有争议的政治议题最终都会提交给最高法院,无论是什么议题,所有的辩论都将在宪法的明文规定和隐含原则的框架下进行。今天的研讨会上,我们将以最高法院关于未成年人和言论自由的两个具有里程碑意义的案件为例,讨论和辩论我们的第一修正案权利。


研讨会将由前教授和宪法学者 Meg Mott 博士主持,他也是《辩论我们的权利》系列讨论的发起人,从而将一些争议性问题的公民讨论带进了公共图书馆和大学。

Marek Bennett 是一位获奖漫画家,他曾在新英格兰及其他地区为不同年龄段的人举办漫画活动。其作品包括漫画小说系列《弗里曼科尔比的内战日记》和《最昂贵的旅程》等。

本活动可在家中通过 Zoom参与,也欢迎来到图书馆会议室 A通过大屏幕参与。

¡Conoce tus derechos, influye en los adultos, sé un mejor ciudadano y dibuja cómics! Conozca lo que la Primera Enmienda a la Constitución significa para usted, un joven de Iowa del siglo XXI, en el Taller de Constitución + Cómics de ICPL.

Este taller será dirigido por la Dra. Meg Mott, ex profesora y estudiosa constitucional que ha desarrollado y dirige una serie de debates, Debatiendo nuestros derechos, sobre las primeras diez enmiendas que lleva debates civiles sobre temas controvertidos a bibliotecas y universidades públicas.

Marek Bennett es un dibujante de historietas galardonado que dirige talleres de historietas para todas las edades en Nueva Inglaterra y más allá. Su trabajo incluye la serie de novelas gráficas The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby y The Most Costly Journey con el bilingüe El Viaje Project.

Únase a Zoom desde casa, o venga a la biblioteca y participe en la reunión de Zoom en la pantalla grande en la Sala de reuniones A, junto con nosotros como grupo. Si desea participar desde su casa en Zoom, regístrese para recibir el enlace de Zoom. Si planea asistir en persona, ¡simplemente preséntese! Si no está seguro, regístrese para tener el enlace de Zoom por si acaso.

This event is open to the public.


September 24
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Iowa City Public Library
123 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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