BPL Presents, the programming team of Brooklyn Public Library, started the 28th Amendment Project earlier this year and, continuing the project, now invites the public online to help to draft the 28th amendment to the Constitution. The 27th amendment was added to our Constitution in 1992, so we think the time has arrived to propose another change. Through a series of online town hall forums, people of all ages and backgrounds can give voice to the most important issues facing their communities today and discuss how the U.S. Constitution supports or hinders contemporary society.
Ideas put forward during the series of virtual town hall meetings will be sent to our Framers, who will draft our Constitution’s next amendment on behalf of the people. While the result will not be a legal document, the amendment will reflect the aspirations and collective will of the people.
RSVP with your email address to join an online town hall. Registrants will receive an invitation with instructions to join the town hall for free on the Zoom platform. There is no need to download any applications or software, all you will need is a computer with audio or a telephone to participate.
If you require closed captioning, please contact [email protected] at least three days before the town hall.
To request a town hall in a language other than English, please contact [email protected].
Brian Tate is a cultural curator and marketing strategist who develops major public programs that examine the issues of our time. He has built forward-looking projects at the nexus of arts and ideas for more than 20 years, and he is expert at centering artists in matters of democracy and human justice.
A curator across disciplines, Tate makes projects that imagine the future while examining the past. His curatorial focus is on women of color, and his programs gather audiences across traditional divides of race, ethnicity, gender, and age. He is also the former executive director of MAPP International, a nonprofit producer of performing arts projects that spark social change.