Clayton State University’s Campus Events Council, the Civic Engagement Council, and the National Archives at Atlanta will be sponsoring the University’s 2011 Constitution Days celebration. Highlighted by keynote speaker Jamil Zainaldin, president of the Georgia Humanities Council, the week’s events will go as follows (all events except the Global Soap Project are free and open to the public)…
Voter registration on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the entire week of Sept. 12.
Sept. 12 – 6:30 p.m., Student Activity Center (SAC)
The Campus Events Council will hold a commemoration service in honor of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. This event will take place on the Green of the SAC from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sept. 13 -11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m., room UC 272 of the Baker Center
Keynote speaker Jamil Zainaldin, president of the Georgia Humanities Council, will give a talk on “Slavery and the Constitution” from 11:30 a.m. to12:30 p.m.
Sept. 14 - 10:30a.m. – noon, SAC ballroom
Constitutional debate by the Clayton State debate team on the following two issues; 1) should national officeholders have ethical qualifications? 2) should naturalized citizens be allowed to be president of the United States?
Sept. 15 - 11:30a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in room UC 267 of the Baker Center and room UC268 of the Baker Center
A New York Times talk on “This Should Hurt Only a Little: The Eighth Amendment and the Search for a Perfect Poison,” facilitated by Dr. Lisa Holland-Davis will be held in UC 267 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Department of Campus Life will be hosting its first Service Learning Series of the academic year, focusing on Public Health. A faculty member from the School of Nursing will facilitate a discussion about the pressing health and medical needs of people that have been displaced by wars and/or natural disasters. The discussion session will take place on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 11:30 a.m. in room UC268 of the James M. Baker University Center.
Sept. 17 - Clayton State University students will be volunteering at the Global Soap Project warehouse, where soap donated from hotels is recycled, reprocessed and distributed to populations affected by war, famine and natural disasters. The goal is for students to take what they learned from the Thursday discussion with them to volunteer at the Global Soap Warehouse. Additional information about the Global Soap Project can be found at www.globalsoap.org.
In addition, the National Archives has an exhibit entitled “Slavery and Freedom in Black and White: The African American Experience in 19th Century Newspapers,” on display during the week.