4th Annual Civic Festival Celebrating Citizenship and Constitution Day

Special Event:

US Naturalization Ceremony, 2pm


Media Coverage of the Event:

The Detroit News 25 in Metro Detroit mark Constitution Day as new citizens, by Oralandar Brand-Williams

WJBK Fox 2 Wayne State hosts naturalization as 25 people sworn in as US citizens, by Ryan Ermanni

WWJ-AM Constitution Day: 25 naturalized as U.S. citizens at Wayne State, by Jason Scott

The Center for the Study of Citizenship will host the fourth annual Civic Festival and Constitution Day on Monday, September 17, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Fountain Court at Wayne State University. This free public festival celebrates the signing of the US Constitution in 1787, and civic engagement.

The theme this year is Community Engagement. Through music, DJ Peter Croce uses sound to explore what it means to be a human being and a citizen in the 21st Century. The Henry Ford will bring artifacts and its curators will be there to answer questions and to discuss the significance of the artifacts and students will have opportunities to learn about campus civic engagement. Faculty and students of the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History will offer interactive art projects, and the League of Women Voters will be present to register new voters. Bridge Magazine is bringing their Truth Wagon, and Voters Not Politicians will be there to discuss the Anti-Gerrymandering Initiative.

As a special event, the Center will be hosting a US Naturalization Ceremony from 2 to 3pm during the Festival. The ceremony will be organized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office. The Hon. Mark Goldsmith, Federal District Court Judge for the Eastern District will preside at the ceremony and will swear in those new citizens. We invite you to witness this moving ceremony.

Community and student groups are encouraged to reserve tables to promote their organizations at the event. For further information contact Aimée Moran at citizenship@wayne.edu. To register for a table at the event, please click here.

The Center for the Study of Citizenship also thanks Wayne State's Division of Government and Community Affairs, as well as MGM Grand - Detroit for their support. In addition, we would like to thank the USCIS and the Cass Tech JROTC for their gracious contributions to the success of the day.

The closest available campus parking is in Parking Structure 5; there is a $7.75 per vehicle cost to park, and a credit or debit card is required.

Click here for media release.


The 2018 Constitution Day and Civic Festival is a Wayne State University Sesquicentennial Event.





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