Associated Students of Western Nevada will celebrate the birthday of the United States government with several activities on Constitution Day on Monday, Sept. 18.
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Western Nevada College’s Marlette Hall, planned events include educational films and a student panel discussion.
To launch the celebration at 10 a.m., a series of educational films will be shown about the history of the Constitution, including interviews with former Supreme Court justices, and constitutional case law. The films were created by the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.
Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 honorable men on Sept. 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S., or by naturalization have become citizens. Two hundred-and-thirty years later, the Constitution still shapes our world views, daily conversations and even campus environments.
Later in the day at Marlette Hall, there will be an opportunity for current WNC students and graduates to participate in a panel discussion focusing on what it really means that:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Light refreshments will be served during the panel discussion.