TCC Celebrates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

ConstitutionFORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 14, 2016) – All five Tarrant County College campuses will celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day with panel discussions, trivia games, lectures, forums and special guests included elected officials and those seeking office.
Constitution Day is a federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have recently become U.S. citizens.
The Northeast Campus, 828 W Harwood Rd, will hold a forum on Friday, Sept. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. that will allow students, staff, faculty and members of the community to interact with the history, government and paralegal studies departments along with student activities to learn more about the U.S. Constitution.
On Monday, Sept. 19, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. the Northwest Campus, 4801 Marine Creek Parkway, will hold an interactive panel discussion consisting of scholars, politicians and a constitutional attorney. This panel will discuss the history, changes and conflicts of the Constitution. The panel will also incorporate an interactive element that allows attendees to use an app to comment.
The South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive, will present “Elections Explained,” an explanation by history and government faculty about the Constitution’s impact on the history of elections and the functions of political system. The event will take place on Monday, Sept. 19, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Constitutional Day Trivia will be played at the Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Parkway, on Friday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The game will be held in the ESCT HUB. Participants can learn more about the Constitution and receive a free cupcake for answering questions.
The Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle, will hold “Is Voting for Young People: A Conversation about Voting, the U.S. Constitution, and Political Participation” on Monday, Sept. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Idea Store. Texas State Sen. Konni Burton and U.S. Congress District 6 Democratic candidate Ruby Woolridge will discuss the importance of voting and political participation. The League of Women Voters will be on site to register voters.