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UNF Constitution Week 2018

September 17 - 21, 2018

Constitutional resources were on display at the Thomas G. Carpenter Library all week. Pocket Constitutions were handed out to first visitors at events.

 

A Constitution Day essay contest was held. The winner received a $100 scholarship.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Trivia night at the Boathouse with a Constitution theme

Students tested their Constitution knowledge.

 

The event took place from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Civil Liberties in the November Election

Samir Gupte, a local American Civil Liberties Union representative, unpacked the myriad of initiatives that were on the November ballot that had the potential to impact civil liberties.

 

The event took place in building 9, room 1421 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Register to vote at the Market Days voter registration drive sponsored by Student Government.

The event took place in the John A. Delaney Student Union Osprey Plaza from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

"Answering the Call: The American Struggle for the Right to Vote"

Osprey Productions and the Thomas G. Carpenter Library presented a voting rights documentary film by Brian Jenkins. Refreshments were provided, courtesy of the library. A discussion moderated by Dr. Albert Dorsey followed the 7:00 p.m. showing.

 

The event took place in the John A. Delaney Student Union Auditorium (building 58W, room 2704) at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Civic Engagement: Putting the 'd' Back into Democracy

Samir Gupte held a round table discussion featuring questions such as, how do you develop and articulate your position? How do you find out who can influence your desired change and then influence them to make it happen?

 

The event took place in the Writing Center (building 4, room 2501) from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Florida Amendment 4

The Southern Poverty Law Center reviewed the history, impact, and discussed Florida Amendment 4, restoring voting rights to felons.

 

The event took place in the Student Government Courtroom (building 58E, room 3300) from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 21, 2018

3 C's: Coffee, Cookies, and the Constitution

Students concluded Constitution Week by enjoying coffee and cookies as they received a free pocket-sized copy of the Constitution. Sponsored by the Department of Diversity Initiatives.

 

The event took place outside building 2, near Peace Plaza from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.