ACC Constitution Debate Day Celebration

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin TX 78704
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.

ACC’s Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS), the ACC Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Student Government Association invite ACC students to examine their knowledge and beliefs about the U.S. Constitution, and to reflect on the state of their rights in today’s politically-charged climate at the tenth annual ACC Constitution Debate Day Celebration. Margaret Moore, Travis County District Attorney, will serve as the keynote speaker. Attendees will deliberate about and discuss U.S. Constitutional issues with facilitators.

“This is a unique opportunity for ACC students. We’re the only community college in the nation that does this,” says Peck Young, director of ACC’s Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS). “Students will have the opportunity to debate contemporary constitutional issues and apply their critical thinking in non-confrontational atmosphere.”

This event is free and open to the public. Free food and parking is provided.

About the keynote speaker: Margaret Moore was elected Travis County District Attorney on November 8, 2016. She earned a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin in 1970 and a JD from the University of Texas School of Law in 1972. She was licensed to practice law in Texas in 1973. Her employment history as an attorney includes: legal counsel to Texas House of Representative committees (1974, 1975); Travis County Juvenile Public Defender, appointed to that position by the Commissioners’ Court in 1976; Travis County Assistant District Attorney (1977-1980); Travis County Attorney (1981-1984), and Assistant Attorney General, Civil Medicaid Fraud Division (2005-2014).

Students, please register here.

If you’d like to volunteer as Facilitator, click here.

ACC students needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations sign up here at least 48 hours in advance: http://bit.ly/ACCInterpret

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