Federal judge to swear in new U.S. citizens at Constitution Day event

U.S. District Court Judge Mark Goldsmith, Eastern District of Michigan, will conduct a swearing in ceremony for two dozen new United States citizens on Monday, Sept. 17, during Wayne State University’s fourth annual Constitution Day and Civic Festival.

The citizenship ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at the Fountain Court on Gullen Mall on the University campus. The naturalization ceremony is being arranged by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The campus festival, which is open to students and the public, is being sponsored by the Wayne’s Center for the Study of Citizenship and will celebrate the 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution. The theme of this year’s program is Community Engagement and is aimed at encouraging students to get involved in campus, community and political activities.

The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature the following activities:

• Peter Croce, a local deejay and musician, will use music to explore what it means to be a human being and a citizen in the 21st Century.

• The Henry Ford and Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will display historical civic engagement artifacts and discuss their significance.

• Faculty and students of the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History will display interactive art projects dealing with citizenship and political awareness.

• Voters Not Politicians, the group behind Proposal 2, the Nov. 6 statewide ballot initiative to create an independent commission to redraw legislative and congressional districts to eliminate gerrymandering, will discuss the issue.

• Representatives of the 2018 Michigan Truth Tour, a project of Bridge Magazine, an online publication of the Center for Michigan, will inform students about critical issues facing Michigan voters on Nov. 6.

• The League of Women Voters will register new voters.

The Fountain Court is located north of Warren Ave., between 3rd and Cass.

The nearest public parking for guests will be at Parking Structure 5, 5501 Anthony Wayne Drive (3rd Street). Parking will cost $7.75 per vehicle payable with a credit or debit card. For additional information, contact Aimee Moran at 313-577-6140 or citizenship@wayne.edu.


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