College of DuPage to Commemorate Constitution Day 2018

Handwriting the Constitution

By Angela Mennecke

In observance of Constitution Day, College of DuPage will host “The United States Constitution and Immigration: A Nation of Immigrants?” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in the William J. Bauer Mock Courtroom located in the Homeland Security Education Center at COD’s Glen Ellyn Campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.  

During the event, Immigration Attorneys Elizabeth McGuan, Neil Levine and Rocio Becerril will discuss the current administration’s travel ban and its relationship to the Constitution. In addition, COD Paralegal students Melanie Corpe, Inez Karlsson and Karin Mandigo will discuss their insights about their personal immigration experiences. 

In addition, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the COD Library atrium, participants can examine the text of the Constitution and rewrite its words by hand. Handwriting the Constitution is a nation-wide project that encourages studying and reflecting on the supreme law of the United States through writing. Participants can share their handwritten examples with a global audience by posting online using the hashtag #handwritingtheconstitution.

Beginning on Monday, Sept. 10, begin commemorating Constitution Day by participating in a Selfie Contest. Email a selfie in front of International Hall to CODConstitutionDay@cod.edu. International Hall is located in the first-floor hallway connecting the Student Services Center to the Student Resource Center near the bookstore. Props will be available. Photos will be accepted until Tuesday, Sept. 18. The winning selfie will be chosen at random and awarded a $50 Starbuck’s gift card. 

For more information, contact Criminal Justice Assistant Professor Tauya Forst at (630) 942-3019.  

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