Constitution Week at UMD!

Tuesday, Sept. 14
Film: “Election Day”
Election Day combines 11 stories – shot simultaneously on Nov. 2, 2004, from dawn until long past midnight – into one. Factory workers, ex-felons, harried moms, Native American activists and diligent poll watchers, from South Dakota to Florida, take the process of democracy into their own hands. The result: an entertaining, inspiring and sometimes unsettling  tapestry of citizens determined on one fateful day to make their votes count.
Kirby Student Center 273B  3pm

Wednesday, Sept. 15
Proposition 8 Panel: Intergenerational Perspectives
Montague 80   4:30-6:30pm
Sponsored by UMD GLBT Services and MPIRG

Thursday, Sept. 16
Free Pocket Constitutions in Front of the Bookstore
Given out by UMD Theatre

Constitution Day
Friday, September 17
Free Pocket Constitutions in Front of the Bookstore
Given out by UMD Theatre

Friday, Sept. 17
Immigrant Archive Project: “Sharing Testimonies and Experiences of Latino Immigrants Today”
Mr. Tony Hernadez will share his personal story about fleeing Cuba with his family, as political refugees, in 1967 when he was only 5 years old. Today, Tony is the CEO of Latino Broadcasting Company (LBC), a multimedia content provider specializing in Latino targeted programming located in Miami, Florida. He is also the co-founder and executive director of the Immigrant Archive Project and during his presentation he will share a variety of testimonies which together will begin to shed light on the complexities of immigrant experience.
Kirby Rafters  3pm
Sponsored by the UMD Office of Latino/Chicano Student Programs

The signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, by the Founding Fathers is one of the most important and influential events in American history, establishing the many rights and freedoms “We the People” enjoy today. Come celebrate this occasion with us.

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