On Friday, February 21, 2013 Judge Belvin Perry, Jr., the son of one of Orlando’s first African-American police officers, will be educating students on their rights according to the Constitution and UCF’s Golden Rule. His presentation will begin at 12:30 p.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m. in the Student Union room 218A. Judge Perry currently serves as the chief judge of Florida’s Ninth Judicial Circuit. He is also known for presiding over the Casey Anthony murder trial.
Judge Perry’s visit will conclude the University of Central Florida’s Student Government Association’s Know Your Rights campaign. The campaign focuses on increasing student awareness of UCF rights and responsibilities. The goal of the campaign is to encourage students to become informed and active citizens of The Knight Nation.
“Students rights are constantly evolving,” says LaShaunda Hayes Student Government Association’s Judicial Advisor. “Our goal is to inform students of their rights so that they are aware of how they can benefit from them.”
UCF’s Student Government Association will serve as the host for Judge Perry’s visit. There will be photo opportunities and a Q-and-A session for all attendees. The Student Government Association will also be providing free shirts, pizza, and refreshments.