Constitution Day to be held Sept. 17

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City College Student Leadership and Development will hold a Constitution Day event on Sept. 17, in the quad from noon to 1:30 p.m. to celebrate the importance of the U.S. Constitution.

At the event, the president of the Student Associated Council, Taylor Valmores, will speak on why we celebrate Constitution Day nationwide and how it came to be. Valmores will also stress the importance of the upcoming elections. The SAC will be helping students register to vote, as well as answering questions about the presidential candidates and the various bills that will be on the ballot in November.

“As educational as this event will be, it will be just as fun,” said Chris Torres, student affairs specialist for Student Leadership and Development.

Torres said he has been partaking in the Constitution Day events for approximately three years. In addition to the other festivities, Student Leadership will be presenting multiple activities and games surrounding the Constitution and the founding fathers, including a reading of the Constitution. There will also be a trivia contest and prizes. A free cake giveaway will take place at noon.

According to Torres, the aim of the event is for students to listen and participate in learning and understanding the Constitution and its foundations. Students will also be given a free pocket Constitution to be their guide while they learn the ins and outs of the document.

More information about Constitution Day is available at or by calling the Student Leadership and Development office at (916) 558-2381.