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MEDIA ADVISORY: First annual Constitution Day observance at SFSU on September 19



SFSU Office of Public Affairs & Publications
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Faculty from many disciplines offer unique perspectives on the U.S. Constitution

WHAT: San Francisco State University will host a day of discussion to raise awareness and offer unique perspectives on the U.S. Constitution. Led by distinguished faculty from six disciplines, the topics of lectures and discussions will include race and social justice, the constitution in time of war, disability rights and the constitution, and voting district reapportionment.

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 19. Hourly presentations, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: All events will be held in the Humanities building on the SFSU campus at 1600 Holloway Avenue (at 19th Avenue), San Francisco

WHO: SFSU senior faculty representing the political science, history, ethnic studies, English, psychology and math departments. Students from all disciplines are expected to participate.

WHY: A new federal law requires colleges to present programs about the U.S. Constitution each year on or near the anniversary of the signing of the document, Sept. 17, 1787. The requirement was inserted in a fall 2004 spending bill by Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia. The U.S. Department of Education issued guidelines late last May.


MEDIA wishing to cover any of the sessions should contact the SFSU Office of Public
Affairs and Publications at (415) 338-1665 for a full schedule and classroom access

One of the largest campuses in the California State University system, SFSU was founded in 1899 and today is a highly diverse, comprehensive, public, urban university.

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