Civics Refresher Course

Two more talks scheduled on basics

The penultimate of four talks on basic civics is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, at the parish house of St. Philip’s Church in Garrison.

William Hellerstein, an adjunct professor of constitutional litigation at NYU Law School and a professor at Brooklyn Law School, will present a brief overview of constitutional law. The Garrison resident has argued hundreds of cases in state and federal courts and made four appearances before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The final talk in the series on April 9 will address how to run for office. It will be presented by Kim Connor, former chair of the Philipstown Democratic Committee, with assistance from Philipstown Councilor Nancy Montgomery and Putnam County Democratic Board of Elections Commissioner Cathy Croft.

The series was organized by RiseUpNY and the Ecological Citizen’s Project. See

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