Series to explore ‘principle of equality’

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture’s Bass Hall will host a three-part discussion series that focuses on a constitutional question with contemporary significance: “When is it just or fair to suspend the principle of equality?”

The series, facilitated by Jane LaPointe, partner in HumanKind Consulting, and UNH School of Law Professor John Greabe, will be held on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 1, 8 and 22.

Some of the questions that will be asked in this participatory series include, “how far we are willing to go as a society to redress historic wrongs and how, as a nation, we know when we have ‘arrived’ at compensatory justice, considerations currently before the U.S. Supreme Court? Are we ‘there,’ for example, when we have elected an African-American president? Do we still need special districting of voters in the South to reach representational equality?”

The program is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required. Participants are asked to attend all three sessions, to come prepared to discuss the issues for that session, and to contribute actively. To register, contact Kathy Mathis at Contact her with questions by e-mail or at 224-4071.

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