Penn State Berks LionSide Chats celebrates Constitution Day

Scott Hoh
Credit: Penn State

WYOMISSING, Pa. — Penn State Berks is reaching out to the local community through "LionSide Chats," a modern interpretation of former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Depression-era “Fireside Chats.” These webinars provide current and timely talks from college faculty and staff experts on a variety of topics and disciplines. The one-hour webinars are free and open to the public.

This LionSide Chat will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person in the Franco Building, room 150. This presentation is offered by the LionSide Chat team in conjunction with the Penn State Berks Communication Arts and Sciences degree program.

"Can the U.S. Constitution Save Democracy?"  
Sept. 16, 7 p.m.
Presented by Attorney Scott Hoh
"Can the U.S. Constitution Save Democracy?" Attorney Scott Hoh will present this Constitution Day talk and he will focus on the recent presidential election, its aftermath, the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and the continued deep divide across the nation over political ideology. This talk will also explore the origins of the U.S. Constitution and the founding of the Republic. 

A complete schedule of talks and recordings of past LionSide Chats are available on the LionSide Chats website.

For more information, contact Dawn Pfeifer Reitz, coordinator of LionSide Chats and assistant teaching professor of communication arts and sciences at [email protected].

About the Communication Arts and Sciences degree program
Through the study of human communication and the role it plays in diverse interpersonal, organizational, public, and intercultural settings, students in the communications arts and sciences degree program cultivate oral and written communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, and leadership skills. Students also learn how to obtain and process information, analyze data, argue persuasively, influence people, form and maintain relationships, and participate in civic life.