Observance of the Constitution is mandated for every federally funded institution. Sacramento State’s program was launched in 2004 by Mary Kirlin, associate professor in the public policy and administration graduate program.
The 2007-2008 academic year observance had several campus sponsors, including the American Democracy Project; Associated Students, Inc.; Women’s Resource Center; UNIQUE; Community Engagement Center; and Student Activities.
Monday, September 17 - Friday, September 21, library quad: "Register to vote and have your voice be heard". Voter registration and education with copies of the Constitution.
Monday, September 17, UU Delta Suite, 1:30 - 3:00 pm: "Chalk!" A short film by Philippe Gosselin followed by a discussion on Free Speech issues on campus and in society.
Tuesday, September 18, 9:30 am on Channel 17: "Federalist Number 51: The shaping of the United States Constitution." A lecture discussing the debate which shaped the constitution. Lecture by Government Professor Robert Friedman and Kristina Victor.
Tuesday, September 18, UU Delta Suite, 12:00 - 2:00 pm: "Immigration Forum." Panel discussion on the U.S immigration debate.
Wednesday, September 19, 12:30 pm, and Wednesday, September 26, 6:30 pm, UU Hinde Auditorium: "ITVS Community Cinema screening of Please Vote for Me" and panel discussion.
Wednesday, September 19, UU Foothill Suite, 2:00 pm: ASI Board meting.
Wednesday, September 19, Library 1010, 3:00 - 4:30 pm: Women Resource Center panel discussion on women, communities of color, and the Constitution. Panelists from History Department: Dr. Rebecca Kluchin, Dr. Erika Gasser and Dr. Shirley Moore.
Friday, September 21, UU Redwood Room, 11:00 - 11:45 am: "A talk with Professor Wangari Maathai." The Nobel Peace Prize winner - and first woman in East and Central Africa to earn a doctorate degree - talked about sowing the seeds of democracy in Kenya. This exceptional speaker shared her struggles and successes as a political activist. Presented in part by Sacramento State’s English Department as a preview for the CALectures series.
Thursday, September 27, UU Ballroom, 10:30 am, 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm, and 7:00 pm: Screenings of the movie "An Inconvenient Truth." Followed by panel discussions on environmental, social, and political issues at noon and 8:40 p.m.