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Bellevue University to Host Constitution Day Event on September 19

Public Invited to Join in Discussion of Rights, Diversity & Equality in the Modern Era

Is the U.S. Constitution, a document that was created to embody Americans’ rights and cradle Americans’ dreams 231 years ago, still working for most of society?

That essential question will be the focus of a public Constitution Day event to be held at Bellevue University on Wednesday, Sept. 19., starting at 12:15 p.m. The event will be held in the Margre H. Durham Student Center, 1008 Bruin Blvd., in the Quiet Lounge. It is free and open to the public.

According to Rick Galusha, event coordinator and Program Director of the University’s Kirkpatrick Signature Series, attendees will be able to share their views and hear from a diverse group of panelists, including: Dr. Kyle Brezinski, sociology professor; Dr. Carlos Del Rio, clinical counseling professor; Dr. Kate Joeckel, communications professor; and Nishi Turakhia, Business Intelligence Data Analyst. “Many people feel the American Dream is leaving them behind,” said Galusha, “so it’s vital that we engage and come together to talk about key issues related to Constitutional rights, equality and diversity.” Galusha added that attendees should expect and be prepared for civil and respectful dialog and interactions.

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. The federally mandated observance also recognizes all those who possess U.S. citizenship.

Bellevue University’s Constitution Day event is presented as a community service of the Kirkpatrick Signature Series (KSS) on American Vision and Values. The Series, which is required for all undergraduate students, highlights the importance of active citizenship in a rapidly changing world; one in which popular government, Western tradition and American values are sometimes severely tested.