The U.S. Constitution was adopted Sept. 17, 1787, and is the foundation on which Americans live their lives; after 227 years, it is just as relevant today as it was then.

A forum to celebrate the Constitution and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 will be sponsored Wednesday by the University of Central Florida’s Office of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Legal Studies, Department of Political Science, Department of History, Lou Frey Institute, John C. Hitt Library and Student Government Association. The forum will focus on how different interpretations of the Constitution have changed over time and the effect it has on society.  

The event will be from 10 a.m. to noon at FAIRWINDS Alumni Center and is free to UCF students, faculty and staff members. Former Ambassador William J. Hughes and Congressman Peter Torkildsen will address the topic, after which they will join a panel alongside Legal Studies faculty members James Beckman and Cynthia Schmidt to answer questions.

“We encourage the involvement of UCF students, as this is a wonderful opportunity for them to be a part of an event with such prestigious speakers,” said Juan Lugo of the Office of Undergraduate Studies.  

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