To commemorate the adoption of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, and to recognize those who were born or have become U.S. citizens, Cal State Fullerton will host a series of Constitution Day activities in mid-September. The events include:
Sept. 19 — Civil Dialogue: Gun Control
2-3 p.m. Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion C
The campus community is invited to participate in a structured public dialogue focusing on universal background checks for gun ownership. Event registration is available online. The dialogue will be facilitated by Tara Suwinyattichaiporn, assistant professor of human communication studies, and sponsored by Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, CSUF Government and Community Relations, and First Year Experience.
Sept. 19 — “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” film screening and discussion
4-6:20 p.m. Clayes Performing Arts Center, Room 125
CSUF’s “Film and Politics” class presents a screening and discussion of the 1962 American western and its relevance to the Constitution. The event will be hosted by Stephen Stambough, professor of political science.
Sept. 20 — Constitution Day Jeopardy
6-7 p.m. Titan Student Union, The Pub
The Division of Politics, Administration and Justice and the Political Science Student Association host a friendly competition to teach and promote the Constitution. The event will be moderated by Stephen Stambough, professor of political science.
Sept. 20 — “The Penalty” film screening and discussion
7-9 p.m. Humanities-Social Sciences Building, Room 110
Criminal justice advocates engage in a panel discussion about a 2018 documentary on the modern-day death penalty in America. The panel will be moderated by Stacy Mallicoat, professor of criminal justice, and will include one of the filmmakers as well as Bethany Webb, Death Penalty Focus board member and member of California Crime Victims for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.