September 17 is Constitution Day, commemorating the anniversary of the day in 1787 that the delegates to the Constitutional Congress met to affirm and sign the Constitution of the United States.
To foster an understanding of the Constitution and its role in our civic life, Senator Robert C. Byrd, Democrat from West Virginia, offered an amendment to a Senate bill that requires all educational institutions that receive federal funds to provide information and programs to mark the anniversary.
Constitution Day Activity
DiversityTalks: San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón
"From High School Drop-out to San Francisco's First Latino District Attorney"
Tuesday, September 16th, 4:30-6:00pm
McLaren Conference Center
University of San Francisco
Join the University of San Francisco as it hosts District Attorney George Gascón in conversation with former California State Senator Art Torres (Ret.), J.D. In celebration of National Latino Heritage Month and Constitution Day, District Attorney Gascón will share his personal story, reflect on his career, and the moments that have defined his leadership as the nation’s first Police Chief to become a District Attorney, and as former Assistant Chief at the Los Angeles Police Department, Chief of Police in Mesa, Arizona and Chief of Police in San Francisco.
The day of the event, the presentation will be live streamed starting at 4:30pm. Free parking will be available for event participants in the upper and lower levels of the Koret Parking Lot at the southwest corner of Turk and Parker. Click here for: transit options and directions. For more information please call 415.422.2821 or visit our website.
Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach
Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Services and the Common Good
USF School of Law
Constitution Day Resources