Bellevue celebrates Constitution Day this Wednesday
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 is holding a Constitution Day event this Wednesday at 12:15 in their student center on campus.
Rick Galusha, Director of the Kirkpatrick Signature Series, says the event commemorates the 231st anniversary of the constitution with a free speech event.
"The way the discussion will occur is each of the four panelists will talk for about seven minutes about their personal experiences. And these experiences include being immigrants to the US. Three of these four guests are professors so they will take a look at these issues from their professional, academic backgrounds and will discuss race and ethnicity issues, same-sex rights issues, gender issues and, of course, immigration.”
Galusha says after the presentations, the audience members will have the opportunity to say what’s on their mind.
He says he believes people today are trying to compose a shared narrative of what it means to be an American today amid an environment of constant change.