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CHAP: Origin Stories: How Constitutional History Should Shape Today's Discourse

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CHAP 2017-2018 Theme: The Storyteller's Art​

The Cultural and Historical Awareness Program (CHAP) at Porterville College

Is proud to present a special event in honor of Constitution Day

Court Roper, JD

Origin Stories: How Constitutional History

Should Shape Today's Discourse

Friday, September 15th, 2017

7-8 p.m.

Porterville College Theater


From the side street outside a Gotham theater to a World War II era lab, to the bite of a radioactive spider, superheroes are often best defined by their origin stories; they affect the actions and style of the protagonist, the tone of the writing, and the way they are remembered by fans.  Similarly, the United States is and can be defined largely by the creation of the Constitution.  In this lecture, we will discuss three lessons drawn from the Constitutional Narrative and how those lessons should impact our current political discourse.

Court Roper has a BA in History and a JD from the J. Ruben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.  He is a native of Porterville and a graduate of Monache High School.  Mr. Roper has studied comparative legal systems and worked to develop tribal legal codes in California.  He is a passionate student of history who loves to engage in study and historical discussions.


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Out of respect to our presenter and audience, doors will be closed approximately 10 minutes after the start of the event OR when the theater has reached capacity.  Due to safety regulations, once the theater is full no additional people can be admitted.


Date & Time: 
Fri, 09/15/2017 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
PC Theater

Kern Community College District