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Penn State To Host Virtual Constitution Day Celebration September 17

Penn State will host its annual Constitution Day event virtually this week due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The celebration will kick off at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 17 and recognize the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which prohibited states from prohibiting people from voting on the basis of their sex. The event will also look at racism and civic engagement through its exploration of the Eighth Amendment.

Clarence Lang, the Susan Welch Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and Danielle Conway, Dean of Dickson Law School, will both speak at this year’s event. There will also be representatives from four different organizations that work with incarcerated individuals.

Approximately 50 students enrolled in the Foundations of Civic and Community Engagement course will also present posters during the event. The course these students are a part of is the only prescribed course for the Intercollegiate Minor in Civic and Community Engagement (CIVCM) at Penn State.

Rosa Eberly, associate professor of communication arts and sciences and director of the CIVCM minor, has always tried to get students involved during the event since the first celebration back in 2005.

“My goal is for students and members of our communities to engage with the document and its history, and to deliberate our possibly more perfect future union,” Eberly said in a release.

This year’s Constitution Day celebration will be free for all students and those who want to attend. For more information, as well as how to access the event, visit the event’s website.

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