Clatsop Community College will observe Constitution Day on Thursday, September 30th, 2010 with a showing of the feature length film A More Perfect Union at 7:00 p.m. in the College’s Performing Arts Center (located at 16th and Franklin St.). Admission is free.
Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on September 17th, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787. Because the College is not in session on the 17th, its observance has been set for September 30th.
This stirring 2-hour film brings the Founding Fathers to life as viewers witness the struggles that produced the Constitution of the United States and the freest nation on the earth.
The film’s script is based upon the memoirs of James Madison, and the story is depicted from his perspective. Filmed on location at Independence Hall; Williamsburg, Virginia; and other historical sites, it dramatically chronicles how America became a nation. It is exciting drama of the best kind—fact, rather than fiction. "It brings the history books to life," writes one reviewer. "Dramatically moving, and visually handsome," says another. The Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution officially recognizes the film, citing the film as being "of exceptional merit.”
For more information about this event please email Tom Gill or call 503-338-2368.
Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. The Performing Arts Center is ADA accessible.