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UW-Eau Claire to host event Sept. 19 to celebrate Constitution Day 2022

| Judy Berthiaume

Photo caption: UW-Eau Claire’s Menard Center for Constitutional Studies and the Pre-Law Club will host an event Sept. 19 to recognize Constitution Day 2022. Every year, Constitution Day is observed in September to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.

The Menard Center for Constitutional Studies and the Pre-Law Club at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host an event in September to recognize Constitution Day 2022.

Professor Nadine Strossen will lead a presentation titled “Censorship, Free Speech and the Constitution” at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in Room 1614 of Centennial Hall.

Strossen is a former American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) President (1991-2008) and the emerita John Marshall Harlan II professor of law at New York Law School. An author, Strossen’s most recent book is titled “HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship.”

Dr. Eric Kasper, professor of political science and director of the Menard Center for Constitutional Studies at UW-Eau Claire, will moderate the conversation. Select members of the UW-Eau Claire community will serve as discussants, and members of the general audience will have the opportunity to ask Strossen questions during the event.

The event is free and open to the public. Free pocket copies of the Constitution will be available.

Every year, Constitution Day is observed to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.

For more information about the Constitution Day event at UW-Eau Claire, email MCCS@uwec.edu.