A discussion on the gathering storm of Constitutional crisis, “Shock Therapy: Surviving the New Normal,” is set for July 23 at 3 p.m. in Washington.

MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid will be the guest speaker at the program, which is part of the town hall series, “Conversation on the Green,” at St. John’s Episcopal Church parish hall on Parsonage Lane.

An author and historian, as well as one a political analyst and commentator, Reid is a national political correspondent for the cable news network.

She is the author of last year’s best-selling history book, “Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide,” an analysis of the recent history of the Democratic Party.

With E.J. Dionne, she this year published “We are the Change We Seek,” a collection of Obama’s greatest addresses, beginning with his 2002 speech opposing the Iraq War and closing with his emotional farewell address in Chicago in January.

Reid’s MSNBC program, “A.M. Joy,” airs weekends from 10 a.m. to noon.

During the 2004 presidential campaign, she was the Florida deputy communications director for the 527 “America Coming Together” initiative and was a press aide in the final stretch of Obama’s 2008 Florida campaign.

A regular contributor to The Daily Beast, Reid’s columns and essays have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the country.

Tickets are available at two levels: $45 for basic tickets and $250 for Angels on the Green tickets, which will include preferred seating and an opportunity to meet Reid at a special cocktail reception at a Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa post-event.

All proceeds will benefit local charities: Greenwoods Counseling Referrals, which provides affordable or free mental health services to the area’s most vulnerable; Susan B. Anthony, which provides free crisis and support services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; and New Milford Hospital.

After the reception, a dinner will be held at Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa. Available exclusively to event guests, the dinner will include a three-course gourmet meal for $88.50 per person, including wine, gratuity and taxes.

For more information and tickets, call 203-947-1968.