Inaugural Civic Festival

Date and time

September 17, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

About this event

The Center for the Study of Citizenship hosts the inaugural Civic Festival and Constitution Day – an interactive student event and Citizenship and Constitution Day program. The festival celebrates the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787 and civic engagement.

Listen to the soundtrack of social change

Peter Croce, founder, Rocksteady Disco

Peter Croce is one part sound artist and one part social change agent, carefully using his music curation and mixing passion to unify and intensify the growing movement of those exploring what it means to be a human being and global citizen in the 21 st century.

Location: Gullen Mall

Folding portable spinning wheel used by Mahatma M. K. Gandhi

The Henry Ford Museum

Examine this tool and symbol of the Indian independence movement.

Location: Undergraduate Library Atrium

Weaving Words

Student Center South Entrance

Engage by contributing words to be woven. A collaborative fiber arts project using a Cranbrook Loom.

Secretary of State Mobile Voter Registration

Register or conduct other SOS business (full-service site).

Location: Gullen Mall

Mobile Workshop Exhibition

Explore abstract art created by Detroit's youth.

Location: Art Department Gallery, 150 Art Building

Poetry Readings

Creative Writing Program, Department of English

Civic reflection through spoken word.

Location: Gullen Mall


Student Center Building
Wayne State University
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202

Presentations and notes


Inaugural Civic Festival


  • The Henry Ford Museum
  • Wayne State University
    • Center for the Study of Citizenship
    • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Dean of Students Office
    • Department of Art and Art History
    • Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance
    • Office of Multicultural Student Engagement