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Constitution Day Events

Orange Coast College

United States Constitution Day



 

Past Constitution Day ​events for all students, faculty, staff and administrators include:

 

2016 

September 21, 2016 -  Dr. Rendell E. Drew and Professor Brent Rudman moderated a forum and panel discussion on the US Constitution. Topics included: A review of the US Constitution, Immigration, Equal Rights/Civil Rights, Gay Marriage, Equal Pay for Women and Black Lives Matter Movement.

​2015

​September 17, 2015 - An educational opportunity for students to review the US Constitution with guest presenter​  Dr. Rendell Drew from OCC’s Political Science Department.  He engaged students in dialogue as to how the Constitution relates to the 14th Amendment, women's rights, personal & religious freedoms, freedom of speech, ​gay rights, and immigration​.

2014

September 16, 2014 - Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of UC Irvine Law School, and John Eastman, former dean of Chapman University Law School, went head to head in a debate on the controversial Second Amendment for Constitution Day.

September 17, 2014 - A lecture on constitutional issues was be given by Coast Community College District trustee and former U.S. Congressman Jerry Patterson, along with two of OCC's political science professors — Herrick Arnold and Rendall Drew.  

To read the article on the event in the OCC campus newspaper please click on the link below: 

 http://www.coastreportonline.com/campus_news/campus/article_6d5a2438-387c-11e4-a430-0019bb2963f4.html

   

2013

September 17, 2013 -. OCC Professor Dr. Patrick Coaty lectured on "Terror & Tolerance."

September 18, 2013 - Former Congressman / Coast Trustee Jerry Patterson & OCC Professor Dr. Herrick Arnold spoke on the United States Constitution & OCC Professor Dr. Rendell Drew spoke on the Civil Rights Movement and Dr. Martin Luther King's famous "I have a dream" speech in celebration with the 50th anniversary of that day and that speech.

September 19, 2013 - Dr. Erwin Chemerinsky (Founding Dean of UCI Law School) & Dr. John Eastman (Former Dean of Chapman University Law School) debated on the topic of: Marriage Redefined in One State or All? The Meaning and Impact of the Supreme Court's Marriage Decisions."


​2012

September 17, 2012 - Speakers included OCC instructors Herrick Arnold and Rendell Drew and former congressman and Coast​ Community College District Trustee Jerry Patterson.  Patterson shared his experiences about his time as a congressman with Coast students and faculty.

September 18, 2012 - Professor Patrick Coaty gave a lecture to students on the rule of law and the Constitution regarding the issue of war on terror. Professor Patrick Coaty lectured students on the rule of law and the Constitution regarding the issue of war on terror.

September 19, 2012 - Campus-wide event in the Robert B. Moore Theater where Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of UC Irvine Law School, and John Eastman, former Dean of Chapman University Law School have debated over an pre-identified area of the Constitution.​

To read the article on the event in the OCC campus newspaper please click on the link below

http://www.coastreportonline.com/campus_news/campus/article_aaae9c8c-fc66-11e1-88ff-001a4bcf887a.html

​20​11

​​September 20, 2011 - Campus-wide event in the Robert B. Moore Theater where Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of UC Irvine Law School, and John Eastman, former Dean of Chapman University Law School debated over an pre-identified area of the Constitution.

September 21, 2011 - a trio of guest speakers including Jerry Patterson, a Coast Community College District board of trustee and former mayor and congressman, and OCC political science instructors Herrick Arnold and Rendell Drew .

To read the article on the event in the OCC campus newspaper please click on the link below

http://www.coastreportonline.com/campus_news/campus/article_64172fda-e3c8-11e0-a759-001cc4c002e0.html)

      
2010 

September 14, 2010 - Dean of UCI's law school addressed political science and history students in the Robert B. Moore Theatre Tuesday about the current status of and his concerns about of the U.S. Supreme Court.

 To read the article on the event in the OCC campus newspaper please click on the link below

http://www.coastreportonline.com/campus_news/campus/article_67c3710a-9e7a-5d3c-ba1d-68a57ea4cbe2.html


2009

September 17, 2009 - Dean of UCI's law school addressed "The War on Terror…and the Law". The Associated Students hosted​​ a Constitution Day Soapbox in which students, staff and faculty where able to discuss matters directed to the United States, including praise, criticism, reflection, challenges, etc. whether socially, politically, morally, internationally, militarily, economically, racially, etc. Presentations included music, poetry, recitations of current or historical speeches and writings.

 

2008 

September 17, 2008 - Former U.S. Congressman and CCCD trustee Jerry Patterson was a guest speaker in professor Kenneth Hearlson's political science class in Social Science room 101.  Political science instructors Rendell Drew and Herrick Arnold will also speak today. In the past they have spoken about the civil rights movement and the Patriot Act. Political science instructors Rendell Drew and Herrick Arnold will also speak today. In the past they have spoken about the civil rights movement and the Patriot Act

To read the article on the event in the OCC campus newspaper please click on the link below

 http://www.coastreportonline.com/campus_news/campus/article_8a502477-2b0b-5fdb-9b82-0072c366d0e5.html

 

2007 

September 19, 2007 - Campus officials and professors spoke of our nation's constitution and shared their personal take on it, while emphasizing its application in today's issues, a student essay contest, and a version of "Imagine" by John Lennon played on electric guitar by music professor Joe Poshek.

To read the article on the event in the OCC campus newspaper please click on the link below

http://www.coastreportonline.com/campus_news/campus/article_0f61faf3-9af4-51bc-9aba-6d5516cc1311.html