During 2020, Brooklyn Public Library will be working on a nearly year-long project claiming its role as a civic space and thought leader. The project, entitled the 28th Amendment, involves BPL inviting the public to collectively provide input for the draft of the 28th Amendment of the Constitution.
Through a series of Town Hall-style forums held at library branches, detention centers, and high schools, Brooklynites of all ages and backgrounds will come together to discuss and debate the Amendment and its future. Through the help of note takers, each Town Hall will result in a list of issues that attendees believe the Amendment should ideally address. The Brooklyn Public Library’s intent is to correct some of the blind spots of the original Framers and to welcome the voices of those who were historically disenfranchised throughout our country’s history.
The Brooklyn Public Library is looking for law students who would serve as the note takers during these meetings. They would be responsible for capturing the issues and ideas presented by the public and will send their notes to “Framers” who, over the course of the summer will draft the amendment which will be issued a month before the election.
Approximately eleven forums will take place between February and June of 2020. The Brooklyn Public Library will need a note taker at each forum. All students will be compensated for their time.
Please contact Austin Spence, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the opportunity.