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LSU’s Reilly Center to Commemorate 40th Anniversary of 1973 Constitutional Convention

10/17/2013 01:16 PM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs invites you to revisit and commemorate the 40th anniversary of Louisiana’s 1973 Constitutional Convention on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 5-7 p.m. in the Holliday Forum of the Journalism Building. The forum will be free to attend and open to the public.
 

The symposium will highlight first-hand accounts of the 1973 convention and learn about how decisions made there still affect Louisiana today. Panelists participating in the forum include former Louisiana governors Edwin Edwards and Buddy Roemer; former Louisiana Speaker of the House Bubba Henry; former Louisiana Representative Woody Jenkins; and delegates to the 1973 convention Mary Zervigon, John Alario, Judge Tom Stagg and Johnny Jackson Jr.
 

Moderating the panel will be Beth Courtney, president of Louisiana Public Broadcasting.
 

“Much of Louisiana’s governmental structure was born of the 1973 Constitutional Convention,” Bob Mann, director of the Reilly Center, said. “It was a stunning achievement 40 years ago, although some say its past due for another rewrite.
 

“The Manship School is honored to host, not only our distinguished panelists, but also many of the delegates from that historic convention who will tell stories about their debates and reflect on their work.”
 

There will also be a reception in honor of the panelists and the delegates at the Journalism Building immediately following the event. All delegates and delegate’s family members should email Tara Brown at thamme1@lsu.edu to reserve special seating. This event is open to the public, but it is requested that you RSVP by visiting www.cc73.eventbrite.com.
 

For more information about the symposium, contact Tara Brown in the LSU Reilly Center at thamme1@lsu.edu.

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