Lone Star College-University Park hosts a Constitution Day panel on First Amendment freedoms

The event flyer for “Freedoms Promised,” detailing date, time and location.
The image above represents the event flyer for “Freedoms Promised,” detailing date, time and location.

Lone Star College-University Park (LSC-University Park) will present a panel discussion, "Freedoms Promised," on the LSC-University Park campus for Constitution Day, September 14, 2023, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Building 13, Room 210. "Freedoms Promised' features a panel discussion with an overview of the United States Constitution by Bryan Henry, a Civic Engagement Fellow and professor of political science.

The panel will then discuss the freedoms of speech outlined in the First Amendment and the implications for the teaching and learning community.

"The promised freedoms in the Constitution's First Amendment, including the freedom to read and the freedom of speech, provide the foundation for informed citizenship. These freedoms are intrinsically linked to our right to education and ability to be good citizens," said Shannon Bennett Hausinger, Ed.D., LSC-University Park Library Director.

Among the panelists will be Texas Education Agency Board Member Staci Childs, Jermaine Johnson, professor of criminology at LSC-University Park, and Dorcas Hand, library advocate and co-chair of Students Need Libraries in the Houston Independent School District (HISD). An all-American lunch of hotdogs, and apple pie will follow the panel discussion.

No tickets are needed, but seating is limited.

The “Freedoms Promised” event is a component of this year’s Learn More Event Series, which is themed “Censored Lives.” The series, usually hosting one event each semester, aims to spotlight and raise awareness about types of censorship and exclusion.

September 17 is Constitution Day. This day commemorates the September 17, 1787, signing of the U.S. Constitution.

Established in 2012, Lone Star College-University Park has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing and most innovative higher education institutions in the country. The college is devoted to impacting the community's prosperity and upward mobility through student success. LSC-University Park's expert and compassionate faculty and staff provide students with holistic and immersive education and training in disciplines and industries that meet current and future workforce needs. 

 Located on the grounds of the former Compaq Computer Corporation and Hewlett Packard's world headquarters, LSC-University Park's facilities include the Center for Science & Innovation, the Energy & Manufacturing Institute, Learning Innovation Labs, and the Geology Rock Wall. It is also home to the University of Houston-NW Downtown, Lone Star Corporate College, iSchool, and YMCA Children's Academy. For more registration information, visit www.LoneStar.edu/StartUP, call 281-290-2600, or email UPAdvising@LoneStar.edu

 Lone Star College enrolls over 80,000 students each semester providing high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education. LSC is training tomorrow's workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Mario K. Castillo, J.D., serves as Chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area. LSC has been named a 2022 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education and recognized by Fortune Magazine and Great Place To Work® as one of this year's Best Workplaces in Texas™. LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu

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