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New York Tech Celebrates Constitution Day

On September 15, New York Tech will host a series of events honoring the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Sep 12, 2022

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September 12, 2022

Each year, the United States celebrates Constitution Day, honoring the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.

On September 15, New York Tech will host a series of events celebrating this holiday, including conversations on why it hasn’t changed since it was enacted and how and why the Constitution is amended.

The Enduring U.S. Constitution
Adjunct Associate Professor
Joanne Grasso, D.A.
Why has the United States Constitution remained intact since 1787? Join Joanne Grasso in uncovering the answer to this question based on American historical eras, court cases, and an exploration of the amendment process. 1 – 2 p.m.
Anna Rubin Hall, room 304 and Zoom
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How is the U.S. Constitution Amended and Why?
Adjunct Assistant Professor John Hogan

What types of issues provoke amendments? Are there other models to consider? Why were the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments needed? Join John Hogan in a lively conversation about how the U.S. Constitution is amended and why this process exists.
1 – 2 p.m.
Anna Rubin Hall, room 305 and Zoom
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Let’s Get Engaged: How to Become Civically Minded on the Local, State, and Federal Levels
Adjunct Instructor Jamel Vanderburg
Are you interested in changing the world? Join Jamel Vanderburg in a discussion about the many ways you can effect change.
1 – 2p.m.
Anna Rubin Hall, room 306 and Zoom
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Citizenship and Immigration
Teaching Assistant Professor Michael Izady, Ph.D.
The next controversial decision by the Supreme Court may be to remove the right of automatic citizenship to those who are born in America but to illegal immigrant parents. Join Michael Izady for a conversation on past practices and the pros and cons of changing and retaining citizenship laws.
1 – 2 p.m.
Zoom
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