Freedom Is Sweet!

We the people of Pace University will celebrate Constitution Day with pocket Constitutions, patriotic cupcakes and cookies, and more on Tuesday, September 17.

On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by 39 brave men who changed the course of history. Now Constitution Day is a time for us to continue their legacy and develop habits of citizenship in a new generation of Americans.

On the PLV Campus, stop by Butcher Suite and the Kessel Well from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. as Residential Life, SDCA, Student Government Association, and the Center for Community Action and Research work together to promote citizenship for students. There will be free cookies, mini-Constitutions, a banner pledge, and all those who participate will receive a raffle ticket for prizes to be drawn at the conclusion of the day, including a $25 voucher to Chartwells, items from the campus bookstore, and Pace apparel.

On the NYC Campus, Dean for Students Marijo Russell O’Grady, PhD, and the Civic Engagement Floor will be handing out red, white, and blue mini cupcakes and mini-Constitutions in One Pace Plaza. The Library will also host a Constitution and justice display throughout the month. In addition, these topics will be explored in a September 19 community discussion on Trayvon Martin. To learn more, check out our OMA events here.

Freedom Is Fun!

We the people of Pace University will celebrate Constitution Day with pocket Constitutions, patriotic cupcakes, movie nights, discussions, and more in NYC and PLV!

NYC
On September 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Student Government Association will give out pocket Constitutions and red, white, and blue cupcakes in front of One Pace Plaza.

What does democracy mean to you?  Share your thoughts with the community as the Center for Community Action and Research hangs a poster of the Constitution up on their bulletin board on the first floor of One Pace Plaza and have an open write-in forum. The CCAR office will also be tabling in One Pace Plaza and stopping by UNV 101 classes to distribute voter registration sign up. The Birnbaum Library will also have a display set up.

Residential Life will also be hosting movie nights (options include 1776, the History Channel’s The Founding Fathers, This is America, Charlie Brown, and National Treasure, but check with your RA for info on your floor’s specific selection.

Later in the month, Dyson Professor Bill Offutt will host a discussion on the Constitution entitled “The Constitution: Can the People Rule?” on September 24 from 12:20 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Room and additional info TBA.

PLV
Don’t worry, PLV, there’s enough red, white, and blue cupcakes to go around. Have your cupcake and stay for a Constitution Day discussion on the struggle to keep voting rights paramount in this year’s election on September 19 in the Gottesman Room from 10:00 am –11:30 a.m. facilitated by Dyson Political Science Professor Greg Julian, PhD. Pace Law School professor and civil rights attorney Randolph McLaughlin will give a presentation on Justice and Voting Rights-2012 Elections, which ties into the University’s 2012-2013 Justice theme.

McLaughlin, who specializes in voting rights litigation, began his legal career at the Center for Constitutional Rights, a civil rights/civil liberties legal organization in New York City. For eight years he worked side by side with the renowned civil rights attorney William Kunstler fighting for the rights of activists and the communities across the country. While there, he was responsible for the management and coordination of important civil rights/civil liberties cases at the trial and appellate levels and he pioneered the development of a legal strategy to redress incidents of racially-motivated violence. In 1982, he won an award of $535,000 for five black women who had been attacked by members of the Chattanooga Ku Klux Klan.

Immigration: A Right or a Privilege?

The Constitution begins “We the people of the United States of America,” but who are “the people” and what are our rights? On September 14, Pace celebrates Constitution Day with hot topic “Immigration: A Right or a Privilege?” talk and free food, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., in NYC’s Student Union.


The Constitution begins “We the people of the United States of America,” but who are “the people” and what are our rights? On September 14, Pace celebrates Constitution Day with hot topic “Immigration: A Right or a Privilege?” talk and free food, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., in NYC’s Student Union.