This is really cool! The Criminal Justice, Criminology and Law Program at Kentucky Wesleyan College will open a class to the community during the Fall semester.

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The course, "Civil Rights and Liberties," will meet Monday nights 6p-8:30p beginning August 31st. The class will be taught by Dr. Ken Ayers and it is free and it is open to the public. Community members may attend any or all of the class sessions and join in the discussion.

Dr. Ayers remarked, "As we approach the Presidential election year, we will look at major opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court, and many of the topics we will cover are in today's headlines in the upcoming Presidential race. The public will find the course interesting and the discussion stimulating. I always find that when we open courses to the public, there is a lively exchange between our students and the public and a positive experience for both." Community attendees do not need to register to participate.

Topics covered will include: the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the First Amendment, property rights and economic freedom, religious liberty and church-state relations, equal protection and anti-discrimination, as well as representation and voting rights.

For more information, you can contact Dr. Ayers at kenay@kwc.edu.