Constitution Day: A Dialogue for Democracy

Constitution Day: A Dialogue for Democracy


League members joined with other community members and high school and college students to mark Constitution Day at Fresno State. Constitution (and Citizenship) Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U. S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, and recognizes all who were born in the United States, or by naturalization have become citizens.  The Fresno State event was sponsored by the Ethics Center at Fresno State, and was cosponsored by the Fresno County Civic Learning Partnership and Fresno County Office of Education.
Panel presentations and table discussions focused on three issues:  

1. What are our First Amendment Rights and how are they practiced in the real world, including free speech on college and high school campuses?

2. What does it mean to be an American in 2017 in an era of political division, factionalism, and incivility? What values and ideals can we agree on? 

3. What can citizens—especially young people—do to sustain and support our democracy?


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