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September 12 to September 29, 2016

#caceweek2016 @caceweek2016 

All events are FREE to on-campus and off-campus community

September 17th marks the American federal observance of the date the U.S. Constitution that was signed in 1787.  Previously known as “Citizenship Day,” the official title was changed in 2004 to “Constitution and Citizenship Day.”  In 2005, a bill was passed that requires all publicly funded educational institutions and federal agencies to provide educational programming about this historical event.  At Sac State, we celebrate Constitution and Civic Engagement Week (CACE).  The theme for this year’s week is: “Constitution Matters – Raise Your Voice.”  Speakers will address current events such as the presidential election, voter engagement, democracy and social justice.


ASI Voter Registration Drive

Monday, September 12 to Friday, September 16, 2016

Representatives from the Associated Students, Inc. Office of Governmental Affairs will be staffing tables on campus at various locations and times to register individuals to vote.
The WELL (9/12 – 12:00pm-1:00pm); University Union (9/13 - 12:00pm-1:00pm, 9/14 – 12:00pm-1:00pm,
9/16 – 12:00pm-2:00pm, 9/19 – 12:00pm-1:30pm); Library Quad (9/15 – 11:00am-2:00pm)

Sponsored By: Associated Students, Inc. Office of Governmental Affairs

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“The Challenges and Rewards of Being a California Voter”

Monday, September 12, 2016
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Terrace Suite, The WELL

Kim Alexander, founder and President of the California Voter Foundation (CVF), will discuss the challenges voters face and how new voting information tools can help voters prepare to make confident voting decisions on every contest and measure on the ballot.

Sponsored By: Sacramento State’s Community Engagement Center

SOAL Logo“Hear Us: Sac State Student Leaders Panel”

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Redwood Room, University Union

Hear from a diverse panel of Sac State student leaders on the political and social hot topics relevant to this year’s election. They will also talk about the importance of having your voice heard through the election process. 

Sponsored By: Student Organizations and Leadership (SO&L)

SAC HOC logoDay of Service Part 1 - Pre-Paint the Town

Tuesday, September 13 to Friday, September 16, 2016
9:00am – 3:00pm, Oak Park Neighborhood, Sacramento

10-12 volunteers are needed to assist with prepping for painting, removing and setting posts for fence building. Lunch will be provided. If interested, please contact Sharon Eghigian at or call (916) 452-5356 ext.2217 by Friday, September 9, 2016.

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Constitution Quiz Bowl

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
12:00pm-1:00pm, University Ballroom, University Union

Students in teams of three will compete to demonstrate their knowledge of the U.S. and California constitutions. To participate, teams must register at: by Friday, September 9, 2016.  Pizza and refreshments will be provided.PIE logo

Sponsored By: Center for California Studies and Project for an Informed Electorate

CEC logoCommunity and Civic Engagement Resource Fair

Thursday, September 15, 2016
11:00am-2:00pm, Library Quad

Visit various campus, community and government organizations and learn about civic and community engagement.

Sponsored by: Sacramento State’s Community Engagement Center and the Foundation for Democracy and JusticeFoundation for Justice and democracy

Sac ACT logo“Challenges, Choices and the November Election”

Friday, September 16, 2016
1:00pm-3:00pm, California Suite, 3rd Floor, University Union

Student leaders are invited to participate in a dynamic civic engagement training and discuss what’s at stake in the Fall Election, strategies to engage others to vote, and the important role of young people in this election season. Lunch will be provided.

Sponsored by: Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT)

SAC HOC logoDay of Service Part 2 – Paint the Town

Saturday, September 17, 2016
8:00am – 12:00pm (1st Shift), 1:00pm-5:00pm (2nd shift); Oak Park Neighborhood, Sacramento

Sac State Volunteers will help make exterior improvements in the Oak Park neighborhood by painting, landscaping, minor home repairs and much more. Lunch and volunteer t-shirt will be provided. Registration begins August 29th -

Sponsored by: NeighborWorks Sacramento and Sacramento State’s Community Engagement Center

Serna Center Logo“Serna Center Forum: ASI Past Presidents Reflect”

Monday, September 19, 2016
12:00pm-1:30pm, Foothill Suite, University Union

A panel of former Sacramento State Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI) presidents will share the long term personal benefits of being involved in student government and the opportunities generated from this experience during their college career.

Sponsored by: The Serna Center

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“An Evening on National Race Relations in the U.S. Political Drama”

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
5:30pm-7:30pm, Hinde Auditorium, University Union

Panelists will engage the audience in discussing the current racial and political climate of the U.S., informed by research, experience, and insight.  The goal is to share opposing ideas and perspectives, posit solutions, and begin to foster healing in light of this summer’s tragedies.

Sponsored by: Sacramento State History Department

“Race, Democracy, Justice and Love” Dr Cornel West
A Lecture by Dr. Cornel West, thought-leader and activist

Thursday, September 29, 2016
7:30pm, University Ballroom, University Union

Dr. West is a professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Yale, Harvard, and the University of Paris. He is the author of numerous books, including: Race Matters and Democracy Matters, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud Black Prophetic Fire and Radical King.

Sponsored By: Associated Students, Inc., Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution, College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Sciences, Community Engagement Center, Cooper Woodson College, Multi-Cultural Center, One Book Program, Sociology Department/Al Qazzaz Lecture Series, Student Academic Success & Education Equity Programs, University Union UNIQUE Programs