Archive: 9/18/23

September 18, 2023

11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Bonnie E. Cone University Center, the John Paul Lucas Room

Kent L. Brintnall, Ph.D. will discuss free speech and religious liberty

Kent L. Brintnall, Ph.D.  is an associate professor at UNC Charlotte, affiliated with the Department of Religious Studies and the Women’s and Gender Studies program. He is the author of “Ecce Home: The Male-Body-in-Pain as Redemptive Figure” and an editor of several collections of essays, the most recent being “Lee Edelman and the Queer Study of Religion,” forthcoming in late 2023. He formerly served as a staff attorney for the Massachusetts Teachers Association and as a staff attorney for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as an adjunct professor of Constitutional Law at New College School of Law in San Francisco. 

Tina Shull, Ph.D. will discuss climate change and constitutional rights.

Tina Shull, Ph.D. is the Director of Public History at UNC Charlotte and a historian of race, migration, climate change, and prison studies. She is the creator of the public history project Climate Refugee Stories, and lead curator of the Levine Museum of the New South’s current exhibit, “Climates of Inequality: Charlotte,” in collaboration with the Charlotte Teachers Institute and UNC Charlotte History students. Shull is also the author of “Detention Empire: Reagan’s War on Immigrants and the Seeds of Resistance” and a 2016 Soros Justice Fellow.

Know Your Rights

  • The first 50 attendees receive a pocket guide to The Constitution at the door.
  • Use this QR code to learn more about The US Constitution at the National Archives:
QR code to the US National Archive page relating to Constitution Day