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Speech and Debate Society presents Constitution Day readers’ theater

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Constitution Day

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (WC)-- The Westminster College Speech and Debate Society will present a Constitution Day readers’ theater about voting rights at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Anderson Amphitheater on the Westminster College campus.

“Constitution Day 2020: From Voice to Vote, Celebrating a Century of Women’s Suffrage” will feature students reading writings by historical women’s suffrage advocates such as Abigail Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Carrie Chapman Catt, Mary Ware Dennett, Frederick Douglass, Frances Gage, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sarah Grimké, Alice Duer Miller, Nettie Rogers Schuler, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone and more.

Members of the Speech and Debate Society include senior Yiannoula Katsadas of Poland, Ohio; juniors Kiera Callaway of West Middlesex, Pa., Peyton Mackinlay of Rimersburg, Pa., and Andrew Piatt of Washington, Pa.; and sophomores Izayah Bojanac of Harrisburg, Pa., Evan Brochinsky of Bridgewater, N.J., Teddy Curcio of Mt. Jewett, Pa., Iris Davis Hall of Niles, Ohio, Harley Hummel of Houtzdale, Pa., Katie Magee of Pulaski, Pa., and Kiana Miles of Smethport, Pa. Dr. Randy Richardson, visiting associate professor in the School of Communication, serves as the group’s adviser.

This event is part of Westminster’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment, which ensured the constitutional protection for women’s right to vote

The event is free and open to the public, although there will be a 250 person limit due to Pennsylvania’s guidelines on outdoor gatherings. While seating will be available, those attending may bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Masks are required on Westminster’s campus.

For more information about the event or the Speech and Debate Society, please contact Dr. Richardson at 724-946-7348.

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