TWU highlights Free Speech on Constitution Day

Sept. 8, 2021 — DENTON — Each year on Sept. 17, Constitution Day is celebrated as the day the United States Constitution was signed by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. 

Central to the Constitution is the Bill of Rights and the First Amendment, which protects the freedom of speech. In part it states, “Congress shall make no law...abridging freedom of speech.”

This year in celebration of Constitution Day at Texas Woman’s, the Student Government Association, Residence Hall Association, the Civic Engagement Task Force and the Social Change Peer Educators have teamed up to host “Make a Sign, Stake a Sign!” on Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the Hubbard Hall Lawn.

The event is designed to give students an opportunity to express their thoughts, concerns and beliefs while exercising their First Amendment right to free speech. All supplies needed to make a sign and make a statement will be provided. Signs will be displayed until National Voter Registration Day (Sept. 28).

“We want to help students understand and celebrate the freedoms we have,” said Stephanie Krauth, Ed.D., vice president for student engagement. “And what better way to do that than to help them find their voice on Constitution Day.”

To learn more about the U.S. Constitution and Constitution Day visit constitutionday.com or visit the National Constitution Center’s Constitution Hall Pass and explore their online exhibits and webcasts.

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