The Augusta University Libraries and the Office of Civic Engagement are hosting a Constitution Read-In at the Barnard Amphitheatre (or the JSAC Ballroom if it rains) on Friday, September 17 at 12:00 p.m. We Need Your Help to make the event a success!
Augusta University Libraries celebrate Constitution Day annually to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution, on September 17, 1787. In years past, the Libraries have celebrated in different ways, including:
- A Democracy Plaza
- Interactive Quiz Bowl and trivia
- Screening and discussion of the movie Suffragette
- Voter registration drive by the League of Women Voters
- A faculty-led panel on Free Speech on Campus
- Celebrating 100 years of women’s right to vote
- And much more!
Q: What is a read-in?
A read-in is a group of volunteers getting together to read aloud a text. For this event, it will be the U.S. Constitution and we will read all the way through it in short sections.
Q: Okay, so what do you want me to do?
As much as we like to talk, we can’t read it all by ourselves! We’re looking for volunteers to read short portions of the Constitution from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., until we have read the entire document. You can sign up at the volunteer sign-up sheet here: https://volunteersignup.org/44LWH. Be sure to leave your Augusta University e-mail address when you sign up to receive further details.
Q. I want to be involved but public speaking isn’t my thing. Can I still help?
That’s okay, we need volunteers to help host the event as well. Email David Kearns to help staff the event.
In addition to the Read-In, the League of Women Voters CSRA Chapter will be available to get you registered to vote if you aren’t already and Library volunteers will have some fun swag and snacks.