UW Constitution Read Aloud

Annual reading of the U.S. Constitution, sponsored by the University of Washington Libraries

2021 UW Constitution Read Aloud

Watch the 2021 panel discussion & reading!

As part of the Federal requirement to provide educational programming on the US Constitution aligned with the national Constitution Day, the UW Libraries holds an annual Constitution read aloud event. We welcome students, faculty, staff and community members to join us in reading the full text of the Constitution, including some very special guest speakers! This community-led reading allows us to critically examine the historical and contemporary significance this document holds within our society.

Speaker Bios

Calum Bryant is a graduating senior in Political Science who has worked in the UW Libraries since 2019. He co-curated the exhibit of political cartoons currently on display on the Ground Floor of Suzzallo Library, Pen and Ink Politics: Polarization and the Pandemic.

Cricket Keating is an Associate Professor in the Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies Department. Her research is in the areas of political theory, decolonial politics, popular education and critical pedagogy, queer politics, transnational feminist theory, and technofeminism.

Michael Mungin is a research and instruction librarian at the Bothell Campus Library.  He is the designated librarian for Sociology, Psychology, and Community Psychology. His work creating a database of films featuring queer and trans people of color was recently highlighted in UW Magazine.

Misty Shock Rule worked in the Government Publications department of UW Libraries while a student and graduated in 1999 with a degree in English. She went on to work in tech and politics before coming to the UW in 2015.  She now writes as part of the UW News department and on her U District food blog Eating the Ave.

Photos from the 2017 & 2018 UW Constitution read alouds