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.
A special Constitution exhibit will be displayed in the One Stop area in Lone Mountain for the week of September 17-21.
Constitution Day Activity
Education as a Human Right: A Panel Discussion with the Candidates
Thursday, September 13, 6pm
Fromm Hall, USF Main Campus
The USF Forum on Education as a Human Right will enable the Board of Education 2012 candidates to address substantive questions about equity and opportunity and the future of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). Candidates will be asked about a range of issues facing our public school system.
As the City’s first university, USF has 157-year commitment to education and takes seriously its responsibility to be a convener of discussions that matter to the City and its community members. This event is open and free to the public. Refreshments will be served. In observation of Constitution Day, pocket sized copies of the constitution will be available to attendees.
University of San Francisco support provided by the Gleeson Library | Geschke Learning Resource Center, the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, and the School of Education.
For more information, visit http://www.usfca.edu/sfschoolboard/.
Constitution Day Resources