This year we celebrate the 232nd anniversary of the United States Constitution, which was signed on September 17, 1787. The US Constitution provides the framework for the United States of America’s system of government, and it is important to understand our government structure and rights as citizens and residents. In celebration of Constitution Day, observed annually on September 17, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has planned several activities for today:
The Flaxman Library will host a Banned Books Pop-Up Library. Censorship leaves us in the dark by extinguishing information and silencing challenging discussions. Join us from 12:00–1:00 p.m. in the LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 South Wabash Avenue, 1st floor to see a selection of our books that have been challenged and targeted for removal from libraries around the country.
At the Pop-Up Library and throughout the day, Campus Life will be giving out free pocket-sized copies of the Constitution at the LeRoy Neiman Center for as long as supplies last.
Campus Life will host voter registration through TurboVote from 12:00–1:00 p.m. in the 1st floor of the LeRoy Neiman Center as part of Constitution Day programming. As always, US citizens can register to vote at any time by visiting saic.turbovote.org, as well as sign up for election reminders.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit saic.edu/access.