Contact: Mandy Rey
Sept. 15, 2006
MUW to host
Miss. – The Department of History, Political
Science, Geography and Paralegal Studies at
Mississippi University for Women will host
Constitution Day on Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Constitution Day is an annual day, established
by Congress, falling on Sept. 17, where by
mandate of the U.S. Department of Education all
colleges and universities receiving federal
funds must host a public program pertaining to
the Constitution in the weeks before or after
The day was set aside as time to teach future
generations about the foundation of democracy,
according to the Annenberg Foundation Trust at
Sunnylands, which helps distribute educational
materials for the day.
The video, “Our Constitution: A Conversation,”
will be shown at 7 p.m. in Parkinson Hall, Room
117 on the MUW campus. The event is free and
open to the public.
The video features former Supreme Court Justice
Sandra Day O’Connor and Supreme Court Justice
Stephen G. Breyer discussing the U.S.
Constitution and answering questions from
Philadelphia area high school students.
According to the Justice Learning Organization,
“The justices discuss why we have and need for a
Constitution, explain what federalism is, how
implicit and explicit rights are defined and how
separation of powers ensures that no one branch
of government obtains too much power.”
information, please call (662) 329-7386.