Constitution Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on September 17th, the day the delegates from the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.
In observance of Constitution Day and to celebrate the principles enshrined in America’s founding document, the Jack Miller Forum at FAU hosts an annual series of events during the week of September 17th. Participants include FAU faculty and students, as well as members of the general public. Events include guest lectures, teach-ins, an undergraduate essay contest and discussion sessions. In addition, the Jack Miller Forum works with university faculty to incorporate Constitution themes into their courses during the week of September 17th.
Free Food Festival:
On Constitution Day ( Wednesday September 17, 2014 ), Florida Atlantic University's student magazine, the University Press, will host the First Amendment Free Food Festival to teach students about their rights to free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom to peaceably assemble, and the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Join the University Press and Student Government in the Grand Palm Room on Sep. 17 from 11:00 to 1:00 for FREE FOOD.
That's right, FREE FOOD. It's all free after you sign a form temporarily waiving your First Amendment rights.
This event was first created at FAU in 2006, and again in 2007 when nearly 400 students chose free food over their First Amendment rights. Since then, this event has been recreated at more than 30 college campuses around the country.
Previous Constitution Day Events