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2008 Constitution Day and Beyond

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September 1-November 30
Gaining the Vote: The Struggle by Blacks and Women
Thomas Jefferson Library-4th Level
Barnes Library-Entrance
These exhibits will address the struggle for the franchise for both blacks and females.
Sponsored by the University Libraries

Saturday, September 6
Yellow Umbrella Event, the Walk-less Talk-less Parade for Voters' rights in 2008
9am-Walk, 10:30am-Parade Walk, 11:30am--Speakers
Boileau Hall (SLU Campus) @ Vandeventer and Laclede
Pre-register: $10/student ID $25/non-student. On-site: $30.
For more information: League of Women Voters, or 314-961-6869.

Wednesday, September 17
Pizza and Politics: Examining our Constitution
Century Rooms A&B, 11:30am
Register (Students, staff and faculty invited. Faculty, if you plan to attend with your students, please indicate the number in an email to

Students, faculty, staff, and guests gather for a look at what we really know (and don't know) about the Constitution, and the interplay between the Constitution and politics.
With Steve Ehlmann, County Executive, St. Charles County, Missouri
Sponsored by the Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM)

Wednesday Noon Live: Red, White, and You
MSC Nosh and Pilot House, 10:30am-2:00pm
NOSH: Constitution Day food and Test your Constitution Knowledge
PILOT HOUSE: Election Day, Documentary Film

Forget the pie charts, color-coded maps and hyperventilating pundits. What's the street-level experience of voters in today's America? In a triumph of documentary storytelling, Election Day combines 11 stories - shot simultaneously on Nov. 2, 2004, from dawn until long past midnight - into one.
Sponsored by Chartwells, Office of Student Life, and MSC Building Operations

Voter Registration and Poll Worker Recruitment
MSC, 10am-2pm

Members of the League of Women Voters will be on hand to register Missouri Residents to vote. Registrants must have a valid driver's license. The St. Louis County Board of Elections - At Work for Democracy - poll worker recruitment program will be available to sign up students, staff, and faculty members to be poll workers during the November election. Being a poll worker provides a unique opportunity to be a part of the process and offers an opportunity to make more than $100 for the day.
Sponsored by the Provost's Steering Committee on Civic Engagement

Monday, September 22
Accountability is a Partnership: Representative Maria Chappelle-Nadal
JC Penney 222, 12:15pm-1:15pm

Rep. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, Missouri District 72, discusses why governmental accountability needs to be a partnership. Serving dual roles as a Democratic National Committee super delegate and a state representative, she stresses that listening to each individual voice is crucial. This presentation continues the UM-St. Louis recognition of Constitution Day.
Part of the Monday Noon Series
Sponsored by: Center for the Humanities

Saturday, September 27
Defining Democracy: Educating for Change Curriculum Fair
Marillac Hall, 9am-3pm

Featured Speaker: Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, Director of the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education
Offering educators and future educators lesson plans, books, videos, resources, curricular guides and inspirational ideas for teaching for social justice in the classroom. Table displays feature education across the lifespan-early childhood, elementary, high school, adult education, and higher education. Interactive workshop sessions will be offered. Visit for more information.
Sponsored by: The College of Education

Thanks to our Constitution Day Sponsors: Provost's Steering Committee on Civic Engagement, Center for Teaching and Learning, Associated Students of the University of Missouri, Office of Student Life, Student Government Association, Center for Character and Citizenship Education, Center for Humanities, Sue Shear Institute, KIDS VOTING MISSOURI, UMSL History Department, UMSL Political Science Department, Political Science Graduate Student Association, University Libraries, and the New York Times