2007.09.11 > For Immediate Release
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UNO Plans Constitution Week Events
Omaha - A theatre presentation of the U.S. Constitution will kick off Constitution Week at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).
The UNO Civic Participation Project is sponsoring the three-day event beginning next week. The organization seeks to engage the university community to better understand and participate in activities designed to increase civic engagement.
On Monday, Sept. 17, the Reader’s Theatre will present the U.S. Constitution, performed by the UNO Forensics Team and speech students. The presentation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) fireplace lounge.
A panel presentation is Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 4-5:30 p.m. at Durham Western Heritage Museum, 801 S. 10th St. The discussion, “Balancing the Protection of Public Safety and the Preservation of Civil Liberties in a Time of Terror,” will feature UNO Political Science professors Steve Bullock, Carson Holloway and Olga Lagotska. Admission to the panel discussion is free.
“We The People: New Generation Expressions” will be presented in the MBSC Ballroom from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Faculty and students of Western Hills University Partnership Magnet School will showcase art pieces on popular sovereignty.
Next month the UNO Civic Participation Project will host “By the People: Dialogues in Democracy.” In collaboration with Nebraska Educational Telecommunications and the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center, the event will feature 100 Omaha residents who will discuss immigration in Nebraska, and how the state should address the issue. “By the People: Dialogues in Democracy” will be held on the UNO campus Sunday, Oct. 14.
Omaha is one of 11 cities across the country that will participate in the “By the People” project this year. A television special on the discussion will air later on NET Television.
The 11 discussions will culminate in a national town hall meeting at the House of Burgesses in Colonial Williamsburg. The program will air on PBS later this year.
Call (402) 554-2762 for more information. Visit http://www.pbs.org/newshour/btp/ for more information about the “By the People” project.
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