Constitution Day is a celebration of the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine of the 55 Delegates to the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787. The date is also designated Citizenship Day to focus on the rights and responsibilities of citizens under the Constitution. All educational institutions that receive Federal funds are required to develop a Constitution Day program for their students. This year, coordinated by UConn Hartford, Constitution Day at the University of Connecticut strives to educate students and community members about the Constitution historically and as it applies to today’s challenges.
This year’s Constitution Day Event:
The Importance of a Free Press for U.S. Democracy
Monday, September 17, 2018
Hartford Public Library
Center for Contemporary Cultures Room
500 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103
This round table discussion brings together Professors Molly Land (Law School/HRI), Marie Shanahan (Journalism), David Yalof (Political Science), and Richard Wilson (Law School and Anthropology)
to discuss the importance of a free press for U.S. democracy and will be moderated by Professor Michael Lynch.
Please join us for additional related activities during the month of September:
- 9/8: Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Dodd Center)
- 9/26: Political Science’s lecture by Keith Whittington on “Why Free Speech Matters on Campus” (Konover Auditorium, 4 pm)
- 9/29: UCHI’s Encounters Program on the Treaty of Hartford—(Courtroom, Old State House, 10am-12pm)