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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

UW Libraries 13th annual Constitution Read-Aloud

Join the University of Washington Libraries for our 13th annual Constitution Read-Aloud! This powerful and moving event is driven by community members, each of whom read a brief section of the Constitution. Sign up and spend your lunch break hearing an historic document brought to life. Details:

In 1791, as the newly established United States sought approval of the US Constitution by thirteen states, some states requested that specific rights for each individual citizen should be added before it was ratified. 10 new amendments, known as The Bill of Rights, were added to the Constitution to preserve, first and foremost, the "rights of the individual to freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition". The Bill also protected citizens from a violation of these rights under the law and in the court system and confirmed an individual's right to bear arms.What: Constitution Read-Aloud

When: Friday, October 5, 2018, 12:00pm-1:15pm. Please arrive by 11:45 a.m. The entire reading takes about 75 minutes. It is okay if you need to read and leave early.

Where: Suzzallo Library, 3rd floor outside the Reading Room

What to bring: nothing; we will provide an easy-to-read (large print) edition of the Constitution.
Wear regular work attire -- work-related uniforms welcome!

Your reading: will be very brief (about five sentences) and assigned to you at the event. We cannot guarantee you a specific section. 

Sign up: Sign up at  or e-mail for special arrangements.

Pro tip: Read the text of the Constitution beforehand, so that you are generally familiar with the document.

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