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Celebrating National Constitution Day at Penn: Friday, September 17
September 14, 2010, Volume 57, No. 03

Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787 by 39 brave men who gave us the framework for our democracy. Penn celebrates this national observance of our founding document with the following activities:

The School of Arts and Sciences’ 60-Second Lecture will feature Penn Law professor Sarah Barringer Gordon’s address, A Constitutional Moment: Freedom of Religion in One Minute. This event will be held on September 17 at Stiteler Plaza, 37th and Locust Walk, at 11:55 a.m. Rain Location: Reading Room, Houston Hall.

The Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutionalism is hosting Ethnicity Without Groups, featuring UCLA sociologist Rogers Brubaker. This free event will be held on September 23 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Houston Hall’s Class of ’49 Auditorium.

The Penn Bookstore will display an assortment of Constitution-themed books and Penn Leads the Vote will conduct a voter registration drive in the bookstore foyer on Constitution Day from noon-2 p.m.

Voter Registration Information

OGCA is distributing voter registration forms to all schools and centers this week. The deadline to register to vote in the Pennsylvania General Election on November 2, 2010 is Monday, October 4, 2010.  Forms will also be available at these locations:

College Hall Information Desk

ARCH, 3602 Locust Walk

Civic House, 3914 Locust Walk

Houston Hall Front Information Desk

Silfen Center, Williams Hall

Graduate Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk

Greenfield Intercultural Center, 3708 Chestnut

Penn Women’s Center, 3643 Locust Walk

LGBT Center, 3907 Spruce Street

For more information, contact Penn’s Office of Government and Community Affairs at ogca@exchange.upenn.edu or (215) 898-1388.



Almanac - September 14, 2010, Volume 57, No. 03