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News Release

SF State observes Constitution Day Sept. 17

Third annual event draws speakers, authorities from across the country

SAN FRANCISCO, September 17, 2007


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.


Monday, Sept. 17. Hourly presentations, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


All events will be held in the Humanities building, Room 587, on the SF State campus at 1600 Holloway Avenue (at 19th Avenue), San Francisco.


SF State senior faculty and guests from distinguished universities across the nation representing the fields of political science, law, history, ethnic studies, English, psychology and philosophy. Students from all disciplines are expected to participate.


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 in 2005.

Media wishing to cover any of the sessions should contact University Communications at SF State (415) 338-1665 for a full schedule and classroom access arrangements.

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


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