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Constitution Day 2021

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Come to a virtual celebration of Constitution Day on Sept 18, 10 a.m.!  The annual event delves into Constitutional issues of particular relevance today.  Every year the Tseng College hosts a presentation to commemorate the signing of the document on Sept. 17, 1787.   This year the discussion focuses on the landmark Supreme Court cases that have determined the First Amendment free speech rights of students in public K-12 schools. CSUN political science professor Leigh Bradberry and John Evans, political science professor at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, lead the talk.  They’ll address issues such as, how did the famous case of Tinker in 1969 lay the groundwork for student free speech rights? In the cases of Bethel (1986) and Morse (2007), how it affected or changed those rights. Lastly looking at how did the Court deal with student speech that takes place entirely off campus and via social media.

“CSUN is pleased to continue its annual tradition of celebrating the signing of the U.S. Constitution,” said Marcella Tyler, executive director of program advancement for the Tseng College.  “Each year our Constitution scholars offer insights into this historic document that is a significant part of every American’s life.”

The program runs virtually via Zoom, so anyone can take part online. Get your questions answered and offer comments.  The event is free, but advance reservations are required.  For more info and to register:   https://tsengcollege.csun.edu/programs/constitution-day