Constitution Day 2019 is scheduled for Tuesday, September 17. The Department of History & Philosophy in a joint effort with Political Science, Economics, and World Languages, and the Office of the Registrar, is excited to be hosting two special events to help commemorate the day. Professor Frank Colucci will give a presentation entitled “The Constitution and Political Equality” at 2 pm in DSAC, Great Hall C, on the Westville campus. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. The League of Women Voters will also be on hand to help with voter registration as they will have a table outside of LSF 144, from 11 am to 1:30 pm.
On the Hammond campus, Professor Saul Lerner will be giving a presentation called “Undermining the US Constitution.” Professor Lerner will describe “ways that deliberate fraud, deceit, and lies are being used by partisans to undermine the United States Constitution, individual rights, and truth for the sake of financial advantage and/or support of ideological views at the expense of good government and the public.” The presentation will be held at 12:30 pm on the Hammond campus, in Room With a View, SULB 150D. Lunch will be served and the League of Women Voters will also be present to register voters from 11 am – 12:30 pm and again from 2 pm – 3 pm.
Constitution Day honors the creation and signing of the U.S. Constitution. On September 17, 1787, thirty-nine delegates came together to sign the Constitution and recognize citizenship, through birth or naturalization. Pocket-size Constitutions will be handed out at both presentations. Join us on September 17 for these presentations as we recognize the importance of this date in history!