"Constitution Day and Citizenship Day" commemorates both the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, and recognizes all who have become U.S. Citizens. Sacramento State will celebrate this day through a series of events taking place during our Constitution Week. For additional information and resources for Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, please visit constitutioncenter.org.
Events - Fall 2014
Events and details will be posted as they become available. Please check back often as events may be revised and updated at any time.
All Events Are Free!
September 15-18, 12:00pm – 4:00pm, Library Quad (9/15), The WELL (9/16), University Union (9/17-9/18): "Voter Registration." The Associated Students, Inc. Office of Governmental Affairs will be hosting a voter registration table in anticipation for the November 2014 Gubernatorial Elections
Sponsored By: Associated Students, Inc. Office of Governmental Affairs
September 15,12:00pm – 1:30pm, Multi-Cultural Center - Library 1010: “The U.S. Constitution and Asian Americans: A History of Exclusion and Incarceration." Dr. James Sobredo, an Associate Professor of the Department of Ethnic Studies at CSU Sacramento, examines the history of Asian Americans and the U.S. Constitution and argues that it is a history marked by citizenship, immigration exclusion, and mass incarceration for Asians.
Sponsored By: Full Circle Project
September 16, 12:00pm – 1:30pm, The WELL - The Terrace Suite: “Advancing Freedom: Women and the Constitution." Dr. Ellen Hartigan O’Connor, an Associate Professor of the Department of History at UC Davis, will explore key moments in American history when women’s Constitutional status has been directly contested.
Sponsored By: California Council of History Education
September 17, 2014, 12pm, University Union - California Suite, 3rd Floor:"Constitution Quiz Bowl." Teams of three students will compete to demonstrate their knowledge of the U.S. and California constitutions. The winning team will be awarded a $50 gift certificate for Round Table Pizza on campus. Teams must register prior to the event. Click here to register.
Sponsored By: Center for California Studies and Project for Informed Electorate
September 18, 7:30pm, University Union - Ballroom: "Guest speaker: Dolores Huerta." Dolores Huerta is one of the most influential labor activists of the 20th century. Huerta will discuss the use of the US Constitution and to help labor movement members gain equal rights.
Sponsored By: UNIQUE Programs, ASI and the Multicultural Center.
September 19, 12pm, Multi-Cultural Center - Library 1010: "Constitution – Who? Sovereignty and the U.S. Constitution." In this hour long panel we will examine Tribal Sovereignty in the United States and how the Constitution and later federal laws grant local sovereignty to tribal nations, but do not grant full sovereignty equivalent to that of foreign nations, hence the status "domestic dependent nations". Who benefits from the laws and how? How/why is this different than the sovereignty of foreign nations? The panel will feature students, faculty and staff including Dr. Brian Baker, Professor of Ethnic Studies and Director of Native American Studies. Light refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by: Multi-Cultural Center, College of Continuing Education (CCE) and Native American Studies