Justices O'Connor and Souter stress the importance of civics education at Constitutionally Speaking event
Sandra Day O’Connor and David Souter, retired Supreme Court Justices, civics education advocates, and friends who can disagree in a civil manner, spoke to a capacity crowd at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, Constitution Day. A generous grant from the William W. Treat Foundation allowed the event to be free to the public. Constitutionally Speaking, with its partners, prioritized students and teachers having access to this event; approximately 300 New Hampshire educators and students attended. Ten books written and signed by O’Connor were won by lottery by ten students in the audience. After the discussion of the importance of civic education and civic involvement for our democracy, the Justices graciously offered to meet and take photographs with twelve school groups. It was a memorable and inspiring event for all who attended.
Students from Hopkinton High got to meet Justices O'Connor and Souter.