Celebrate Constitution Day on September 17, 2021.
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”
Join OSE for two virtual events sponsored by the Constitution Center on September 17:
State of the Union: Civics @12:00 pm
President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen will be joined by leaders from government, education, and cultural institutions, including Dr. William R. Hite, superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, Louise Dubé, executive director of iCivics, and Sal Khan, founder and CEO of Khan Academy, to discuss the state of civics education in the United States. We will explore the essential skills needed for a robust republic and the tools necessary to promote active and healthy civil discourse in our country today. Panelists will share what their organizations are doing at every level to build guardrails of democracy and support students nationwide.
Judges on Judging @ 2:00 pm
Judge Marjorie Rendell, Judge Cheryl Ann Krause, and Judge Stephanos Bibas of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit join us to discuss how they approached some of the most significant appellate cases on last term’s docket, including Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. (2021), Fulton v. City of Philadelphia (2021), and Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. v. Boockvar. The judges will also explain how the federal courts of appeal work, their role in the overall federal courts system.
Voter registration information can be found here
National Voter Registration Day 2021 is September 28!
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