Constitution Day Deconstructs Domestic Violence

Thursday, September 24, 2015
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- The screening was part of SF State’s Constitution Day celebration, an annual two-day event honoring the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. History Professor Marc Stein organized the ceremony and helped chose this year’s themes: marriage inequality, racial police brutality and violence against women. “The organizing committee discussed several different ideas and we settled on one being violence against women, which is very current, has a long and complex history and relates to constitutional rights and wrongs,” Stein said in an e-mail. Anthony Palmer, 26, a History graduate student who attended the film screening, said domestic violence is an important issue to discuss both on and off university campuses. He said he believes flaws in America’s laws and systems perpetuate domestic violence and make it difficult for victims to seek help.