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TWU students to celebrate Constitution Day with a “Democracy Shout Out”

9/7/10


DENTON – Texas Woman’s University students have organized a “Democracy Shout Out” to celebrate Constitution Day.

From Monday, Sept. 13 through Wed., Sept. 15, TWU students and members of the community will be able to share their views and opinions on issues relating to TWU, the community and country either via free speech boards around the Denton campus or at http://democracyshoutout.wordpress.com/.

On Sept. 16, students will present some of these ideas and trends during a public forum from noon to 1 p.m. in room 207 of the TWU Student Union. TWU’s Office of Commuter Services also will webcast live from the forum.

“We want our students to know that the U.S. Constitution is a living, breathing document, not just a history lesson,” said Leslie Lindsey, a TWU master’s student in history and member of the TWU Constitution Day planning committee. “The ‘Democracy Shout Out’ allows students the opportunity to exercise their free speech and to find out what their peers care about.”

The “Democracy Shout Out” is part of TWU’s Civic Agency Initiative. TWU is one of 16 universities in the U.S. and the only university in Texas selected to participate in the American Democracy Project’s Civic Agency Initiative, which is sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Other sponsors of TWU’s Constitution Day celebration are the Office of Commuter Services, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of History and Government.


Media Contact:

Amanda Simpson
Director of Media Relations
940-898-3456
asimpson1@twu.edu

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