Welcome to the Co-Curricular and Monthly Events page! 

On this page, we will highlight some activities that might be applicable to your classes as well as celebrate important events like Hispanic Heritage Month or Earth Day.  Please let us know if there is something in particular you would like to see highlighted; send an email to engagement@northshore.edu.  

Celebrating Constitution Day!

Join the Office of Student Engagement for Constitution Trivia and Preamble Reading!

Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 11:00 am - Noon
Location: Zoom*
*Once in the zoom waiting room you will need to be admitted into the event.  To gain admittance, please email engagement@northshore.edu from your North Shore email and share with the host your zoom screen name.  Once received, you will be admitted into the event.  It is important to us all that we have a safe and fun program that is why we have these safety protocols in place!! 

Join OSE as we participate in the Constitution Day:
Virtual Student Town Hall with Justice Neil M. Gorsuch
Join the National Constitution Center’s in a special Student Town Hall with U.S. Supreme Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch. Justice Gorsuch will speak about his career, the role of the judicial branch, and what it’s like to sit on the Supreme Court. National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen will moderate the discussion.

Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 11:00 am - Noon
Location: Zoom*
*Once in the zoom waiting room you will need to be admitted into the event.  To gain admittance, please email engagement@northshore.edu from your North Shore email and share with the host your zoom screen name.  Once received, you will be admitted into the event.  It is important to us all that we have a safe and fun program that is why we have these safety protocols in place!! 

Join the MA Community Colleges, CCSNE and MA DHE for a Constitution Day Webinar:
Rooting Ourselves in History to Engage in Democracy

Click here to learn more about the upcoming programming!

History of Constitution Day:

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.”

This commemoration had its origin in 1940, when Congress passed a joint resolution authorizing and requesting the President to issue annually a proclamation setting aside the third Sunday in May for the public recognition of all who had attained the status of American citizenship.  

In 1952 Congress repealed this joint resolution and passed a new law moving the date to September 17 to commemorate “the formation and signing, on September 17, 1787, of the Constitution of the United States.” The day was still designated as “Citizenship Day” and retained its original purpose of recognizing all those who had attained American citizenship. This law urged civil and educational authorities of states, counties, cities and towns to make plans for the proper observance of the day and “for the complete instruction of citizens in their responsibilities and opportunities as citizens of the United States and of the State and locality in which they reside.”

In 2004 under Senator Byrd's urging, Congress changed the designation of this day to "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day." (Adapted from: https://www.loc.gov/law/help/commemorative-observations/constitution-day.php)

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

 Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. 

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.

Hispanic Heritage Month Calendar of Events:

Join us as we celebrate Costa Rica's Anniversary of Independence
Did you miss the event?  No worries!  Check out our short video on Costa Rican Independence and Culture.  To be entered into a raffle for a $25 Amazon gift card, please complete this short participation survey.

Join us as we celebrate Guatemala's Anniversary of Independence
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Location: Google Hangout 

Join us for Pizza and a Movie!
Screening: The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo Documentary
Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm
If you are interested in participating, please complete this form and the zoom information will be sent to you.

Come together and work on a virtual puzzle featuring an art piece from Frida Kahlo
Monday, October 5, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Location: Google Hangout

Design Your Own Traditional Flower Headpiece
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 4:30 pm
Join us as we come together and craft our own traditional flower headpiece.  If you would like to participate, please complete this form by Friday, October 2 so we can mail your kit.

Join us for an exhibit exploring the life and work of Frida Kahlo 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Location: Zoom*
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Once in the zoom waiting room you will need to be admitted into the event.  To gain admittance, please email engagement@northshore.edu from your North Shore email and share with the host your zoom screen name.  Once received, you will be admitted into the event.  It is important to us all that we have a safe and fun program that is why we have these safety protocols in place!! 

If you have other suggestions or ideas, please share with us at engagement@northshore.edu 

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