Bill of Rights Day - December 15
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Bill of Rights Day Community Ideas
- Pass a local Bill of Rights Day proclamation or resolution
by asking city council, county government officials or other local
government to use an existing resolution or proclamation as a model.
& Proclamations section.
- Organize a reading of the Bill of Rights in your community:
invite school classes, entire schools and school districts,
city councilors, and others to take part in reasserting this founding
document in our public lives.
- Pass out copies of the Bill of Rights and Constitution
(See “Resources” section)
- Bill of Rights Day Luncheon: Gather with friends
on Fri., Dec. 15, go to lunch, and read the Bill of Rights together.
- Schedule a showing of "FBI Unbound: How National Security Letters Violate Our Privacy," a 26-minute video, which
dovetails well with a public discussion. BORDC has developed a discussion guide, event flyers and informational flyers for your use.
The video is available from BORDC for a small donation, and can be shown at house parties,
on cable-access television, at local theatres, at school, and in other public forums. You can also watch the video with a few friends on YouTube
- Panel Discussions/Public Forums: Local experts
on the Bill of Rights participating in discussion about current
threats facing the Constitution and/or showing films (see “Resources”
- Circles of Scribes Use the tips from this
BORDC workshop on creating community letter writing groups to
get a buzz going about Bill of Rights Day in your community.
- Open Microphone at a local gathering spot to
give community members an opportunity to speak their minds, read
from the Constitution, or use poetry to express their feelings about
our loss of liberties.
- Engage with local media:
- Organize a local reading of Guantánamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom, followed by a discussion of the Bill of Rights.