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Constitution Week Activities

Constitutional Convention

Constitution Week, celebrated annually during the week of September 17-23, is the commemoration of the U.S. Constitution.

The events below, hosted by the American Democracy Project, are a collaborative effort of Government & Sociology, Accounting, the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity and the Russell Library.


Times Talk
Immigration Discrimination

The Chinese Exclusion Case and 125 Years of “Plenary Power"

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Noon -12:50 p.m.
Library, 2nd Floor

Matt Roessing and Deitrah Taylor

In celebration of Constitution Day and the 125th anniversary of Georgia College, Matt Roessing and Deitrah Taylor will lead a discussion about this landmark U.S. Supreme Court case using original New York Times articles. The source articles and more information are available at the event calendar.


Radio Program
U. S. Supreme Court

Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014
8 p.m.

GC Connections, a radio show on our campus NPR affiliate, WRGC 88.3FM, will air a show dedicated to the U.S. Supreme Court. A lawyer on our faculty will talk about the Supreme Court's recent term and then focus on the Hobby Lobby decision, joined by a representative of the GC Women's Center and a student in political science who has researched the case.


State of the State Poll

Thursday, September 18, 2014
1-2 p.m.
A&S 2-38

Dr. Min Kim and Dr. Costas Spirou

For more information visit the Georgia's State of the State Poll site.


Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution and Diversity

Friday, September 19, 2014
2 p.m.
Ennis 017

Deitrah Taylor and Emmanuel Little


The Constitution and the Court

A Review of Cases from the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013-14 Term

Monday, September 22, 2014
5:30 -7:15 p.m.
A&S Auditorium

A panel of professors and lawyers will discuss recent Supreme Court cases that addressed constitutional issues, including search and seizure, equal protection, freedom of speech, and the Religion Clauses. To read the opinions and coverage of the cases, visit


Diversity on the Bench: Why It Matters

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
A&S Auditorium (NEW LOCATION)

A panel of Georgia judges moderated by Dr. Roger Coate will discuss issues related to diversity. For more information visit the Coverdell Constitution Week site.


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