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Chuck Norris Fact #489: Chuck Can Teach Students About Voting

This story was written by Melissa Dilley, Daily Kent Stater
Kent State University students who attend "We the People Fest," which runs Sept. 26-28, can meet television star Chuck Norris and learn about the voting process.

The festival, which will be primarily held at Oscar Ritchie Hall, is meant to educate people about politics and voting through movies and speakers.

Traci Williams, organizer for the event and instructor in Pan-African studies and journalism and mass communications, said Kent State planned the festival because it is a great opportunity for all who are involved.

"A lot of people don't know political processes, and the movies that are being shown are ones that are not normally found in theaters," Williams said.

In addition to Chuck Norris, who will be speaking at 3 p.m. Sept. 28 in Cartwright Hall, directors, producers and politicians are set to speak.

Williams said the band Highland Heights will also be performing -- not Kanye West, who has been rumored to appear.

All movies will be shown in Oscar Ritchie Hall, with the exception of "Swing Vote," which will be shown Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at University Plaza Theatre in Kent. Students can attend speakers for free, while tickets to all movies are $5 for students and $7 for non-students. Tickets to see Chuck Norris speak are $8 for students and $10 for non-students. Passes that will allow admission to all programs over the weekend can be purchased for $50.

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