Celebrate the birthday of the United States Government at FKCC’s Constitution Day event on Monday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the library on the Key West Campus.  Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 Founding Fathers on September 17, 1787, thus laying the foundation of our government, rights, and freedoms.

Coordinated by FKCC Business Law instructor and attorney Stephen Muffler, Constitution Day activities aim to educate the public on their rights under the Constitutional Amendments and encourage habits of being a good citizen.

“The U.S. Constitution is the blue print of our country, market system and free society,” said Muffler.  “It acts as the common denominator for all Americans, regardless of our differences.”

The program will feature Florida Supreme Court Justice Fred Lewis, who will speak about the Constitution and its significance in our everyday lives.  Appointed to the State’s highest court in 1998, Justice Lewis founded Justice Teaching.  The organization now has more than 4,000 volunteer lawyers and judges active in Florida public schools, which enhances civic and law-related education through active programs in all levels of Florida schools.  In 2014, Justice Lewis received the prestigious Justice Sandra Day O’Connor national award for civic education recognizing his work with Justice Teaching as the top civic education program in the nation.

Constitution Day attendees will receive free pocket Constitutions donated by the City of Key West’s Citizens Review Board.

Play Constitutional Bill of Rights Quiz at:  http://www.annenbergclassroom.org/page/the-bill-of-rights-game

Attend the Constitutional Convention and participate in the drafting of the Constitution:  http://www.annenbergclassroom.org/page/the-constitutional-convention