Tuesday, September 18, 1-3pm
Library and Learning Center 302, St. Paul campus
Free – Open to the Public – Light Refreshments
Voter Information and On-site Registration
Featuring Secretary of State Steve Simon and guest panelists Sarah C. Walker (Second Chance Coalition), Pakou Hang (Hmong American Farmers Association) and Sina Black (Minnesota Voices), the forum will:
explore felony disenfranchisement, voting requirements and processes, and cultural norms impacting electoral participation through student-facilitated small group discussions and a moderated dialogue
demonstrate how to translate personal stories into a broader public narrative
engage people of diverse identities and experience in constructive deliberation
build skills in leading conversations about public issues, especially contested ones.
Download a current bibliography of books, DVDs, and streaming films available from the Metropolitan State University Library. Compiled by Liz Keeler.
Click below for a list of more books, DVDs, and streaming videos related to the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights:
Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 brave men on Sept. 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the United States or by naturalization have become citizens.
Constitution Day programming at Metropolitan State University is co-sponsored by the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship (ICES), American Democracy Project, Metro State Votes, and Student Senate with support from Library and Information Services.
The Department of History, Department of Ethnic and Religious Studies, Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, and Office of Diversity and Equity invite all students, employees and community members to a special event commemorating the 75th anniversary of a tragic chapter in US history:
“February 19, 1942: A Day the Constitution Died”
Race, Gender and Citizenship—Incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II and Implications for Today
Guest Speaker: Ms. Sally Sudo will provide a first-person historical account of incarceration
Moderator: Dr. Kathleen Laughlin, Department of History
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Library and Learning Center 302 (LIB 302, Ecolab)
Light refreshments will be provided.
Constitution Center https://constitutioncenter.org/constitution-day/
Explore the best, nonpartisan, interactive Constitution on the web, featuring materials written by the top constitutional scholars from across the political spectrum—a must-have tool for every classroom!
Constitution Facts https://www.constitutionfacts.com/
You'll see the entire text of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence - and much more! You'll find interesting insights into the men who wrote the Constitution, how it was created, and how the Supreme Court has interpreted the United States Constitution in the two centuries since its creation.
Library of Congress, Constitution Day and Citizenship Day https://www.loc.gov/law/help/commemorative-observations/constitution-day.php
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.
Constitution Day http://www.constitutionday.com/
Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S.or by naturalization, have become citizens.
Note: Some articles may be available only to students, staff, and faculty of Metropolitan State University.
The Story of Citizens United v. FEC is a short streaming video by The Story of Stuff Project.