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UNF celebrates Constitution Day

September 11, 2020

US Constitution, flag and eagleConstitution Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Each year, the University of North Florida celebrates with a week with special programs and activities.

 

The Center for Community Based Learning teamed up with the Office of Undergraduate Studies, Student Government, and College of Arts and Sciences to offer Constitution Week 2020 events, as follows:

Popcorn & Politics: The Pandemic Election

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15 via Zoom at https://unf.zoom.us/j/96540129743 using Passcode: 196808

 

From the ballot box to the courts, Dr. Sean Freeder, assistant professor of political science, and Dr. Adrienne Lerner, Pre-Law program director, discuss polarization, voter behavior, voter access and media coverage in the 2020 election cycle.

Virtual Voter Registration, hosted by Florida PIRG

5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15 via Zoom at https://publicinterestnetwork-org.zoom.us/j/91200439905?pwd=dGNzK2lNSTB5b3RUTE9ZcFZ1OFpnZz09#success

 

Florida Public Interest Research Group representatives will help students register to vote and answer questions.

100 Years of the 19th Amendment

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 via Instagram Live @unfsg and @unfccbl

 

The Office of Undergraduate Studies, Student Government and Center for Community Based Learning will present a discussion of how the 19th Amendment failed women of color, featuring Rhonda Craig, president of the Detroit Chapter of the League of Women Voters. The winners of the UNF Constitution Week Essay contest will also be announced.

 

The Center for Community-Based Learning promotes the personal development of students and employees through engaged citizenship and democratic participation. The Center provides educational programs and initiatives with students and campus partners to aid these parties in developing skills and knowledge to be active members in their communities. At the most basic level, the Center wants people to know how to participate in democratic processes through accessing information that will help inform and better prepare them to be citizens. The Civic Engagement webpage provides people with a one-stop shop for democratic participation. For more information, visit the Constitution Day 2020 webpage.