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We The People: Discussion on Diverse Perspectives

Natasha Lancaster | Wed Sep 8, 2021

University of Findlay will be celebrating Constitution Day with personal stories of challenges and opportunities from students and faculty on Tuesday, Sept. 14 in “We the People: The Opportunities and Challenges of Living in America Today.” 

This free event will be in the Winebrenner Auditorium from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19 and its variants, the University is requiring facial coverings to be worn indoors as part of the Oiler Start Safe & Stay Safe Plan. Those who can’t attend in-person can watch a livestream on UFTV’s YouTube channel.

Robert Postic, Ph.D., professor of Political Science and chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences, explained, “Over 200 years ago, the United States was founded on the promise to form a more perfect Union. Through the years, our country has faced a number of challenges in living up to that promise and our ideals.” During this event, attendees hear what it’s been like “to share in the opportunities and challenges of today’s America as we work to become ‘we the people’ and ‘form a more perfect Union.’”

UF student Olunife Akinmolayan, a speaker for the event, said, “We can only understand the big picture once we have everyone in the frame. The beauty of our perspectives lies within the truths that we choose to share with one another. Truths that should be recognized to avoid leaving anyone out. I look forward to highlighting our individual truths as we develop a better picture behind ‘We the People.’”

The event is sponsored by UF’s Office of Academic Affairs, Political Science Program, Buford Center for Diversity and Service, and the American Association of University Women.

Questions related to the event can be directed to Dr. Postic at postic@findlay.edu.

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