Georgia Attorney General Samuel S. Olens and former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes will be visiting Clayton State University as the highlight of the University’s annual Constitution Week, Monday Sept. 17 through Thursday, Sept. 20.
Olens, who will be coming off his speaking engagement at the Republican National Convention, and Barnes will be appearing on the Clayton State main campus in Morrow on Sept. 20, leading a discussion of constitutional challenges in the 21st Century. The event will take place from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
Also on the schedule for Constitution Week will be a voter registration drive from Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, on Main Street on the second floor of the Baker Center. The voter registration drive will take place along with voting for Clayton State Student Government Association Senate and a mock presidential election.
Also in conjunction with Clayton State's Constitution Week will be the on-going display at The National Archives at Atlanta. "The Lost Mural" is a recreation by Andrew Sabori of a mural that hung at Ellis Island. The original mural, commissioned by the WPA in 1938 and painted by Edward Laning, was displayed at Ellis Island until the early 1950s at which time a storm destroyed most of the mural. In 2003 Sabori, an artist and muralist, visited Ellis Island to find out more information about the original mural. He subsequently uncovered a photograph of the original and decided to recreate it for exhibit and educational purposes.
Constitution Week will feature an additional constitutional event as well; a constitutional debate, “225 years: is it time for another constitutional convention?” that will include students from Forest Park Middle School. The debate will be held on either Sept. 18 or Sept. 19.