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NCCU Plans Teach-In to Mark Constitution Day on Sept. 17

Published: Friday, September 14, 2012

North Carolina Central University will observe Constitution Day, Sept. 17, with an all-day teach-in that will explore the constitutional implications of social, political and economic issues that are crucial to American democracy.

The teach-in will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Great Hall at the NCCU School of Law. It will consist of a series of panel discussions on topics including voter suppression, immigration, education, health care and sexual orientation issues.

Panelists will include NCCU students and members of the faculty, as well as a number of distinguished visitors. Among the visiting panelists will be N.C. State Reps. Larry Hall of Durham and Rosa Gill of Raleigh; Bob Hall, executive director of Democracy North Carolina; Carol Brooke, director of the Workers Rights project at the N.C. Justice Center; Tim Tyson, writer, historian and member of the Duke University faculty; and Gene Nichol, director of the Center for Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the UNC School of Law.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided. For further information about the program, contact Dr. Jarvis Hall, associate professor of political science and director of NCCU’s Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change, at jhall@nccu.edu or 919-530-7256.

The teach-in is sponsored by the NCCU School of Law and its Black Law Students Association, the Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change and the National HBCU Student Engagement and Empowerment Network.

Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution by members of the U.S. Constitutional Convention in 1787.

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