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2020 Social Justice Week Events

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You called and we answered: on Monday, October 26, Pace will play host to a week-long lineup of social justice events curated by and for the Pace Community. From talks to workshops to much more, you’re invited to help us foster advocacy on-campus.

Social Justice Week is a series of social justice-centered programs that will be offered on both the NYC and PLV campuses from Monday, October 26, through Friday, October 30. These week-long events are organized in memory of Pace student Danroy “DJ” Henry Jr. Created by students, faculty, staff, and alumni, this initiative has just one goal: to foster advocacy within us all. This starts with education, empowerment, and passion.

We are raising awareness for a variety of issues, but centering our whole week around the tragic loss of DJ Henry in 2010. To hear more about his story, we invite you to watch the video by the DJ Henry Dream Fund.

Here’s what to expect this week. Be sure to check back for all the locations and meeting links! Now, mark your calendars:

Monday, October 26

Advocacy in Action: Pace Students Make a Difference
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

A Conversation with a Death Row Exoneree: Witness to Innocence
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Women Tech Talk: The Gender Gap and Addressing Diversity in the Workplace and Beyond
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

OMA Social Justice Reading Club
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

The Struggle Against Nuclear Racism
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Words Matter: Practicing Anti-Racism through Conversations with White People
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

A Conversation with President of the National Urban League Marc Morial
3:00 p.m.

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality Screening
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

The Pace University COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter Oral History Project
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

The Story of DJ Henry: 48 Hours Screening and Discussion
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

A Conversation with Black Westchester
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Queer Movie Mondays: Tangerine
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.


Tuesday, October 27

Water Justice Tour #1
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Social Justice Actions Are for Everyone
11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

Out to Lunch: Chosen Families and the Impact of Finding Your People
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Whose Plate? Food Justice in the US
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Water Justice Tour #2
1:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

Valuing Lived Experience in Academic Spaces
3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Racism in Asian/Pacific America and How to be in Solidarity with BLM
3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Self Care Don't Cost a Thing: Separating and Saving Self-Care from Capitalism
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Let's Talk! LGBTQA+ Mental Health with Pride at Pace and Psychology
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

A Reading and Discussion of Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Girls, Race, and Representation
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): How Does It Affect You On Campus?
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Active Mic: Mental Health Through Music
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Poems in Power
7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 28

Moving Toward Cultural Humility
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

A Conversation With a Formerly Incarcerated Man
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Healthy Relationships 201
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m

Re-Educating America: Let's Discuss Social Justice and Education Reform
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m

Justice Into Art
1:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Our Future, Our Vote: A Conversation With Student Leaders About Voting and Social Justice
2:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Kris Graves: A Bleak Reality
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Let's be Frank: Discussing the Challenges and Opportunities of the American Melting Pot
3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Self-Care for the Activist
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Human Trafficking as an Ethical Social Justice Issue and Its Global Impact
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Race, Immigration, and the Criminal Justice System
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

PACE Talks: This is My Experience (TIME)
6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Black Mental Health Matters
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Pride at Pace's Weekly Meeting: LGBTQA-phobia
9:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 29: DJ Henry's Birthday

Creating Inclusive and Emergent Conversations: What's Fun Gotta Do With It?
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Threat, Belonging, Values, and the Leaky Pipeline of STEM
12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m.

Active Allyship Workshop
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Election 2020 Through the Disciplines: Equity, Health, and the Election
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Collective Care in Social Justice Work
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Don't Touch My Hair
9:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Friday, October 30

Anti-Racist Writing Pedagogy and Assessment: Decolonizing Our Curriculum and Dismantling the Grammar Police
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

A Moment with the Founders of Black Lives Matter
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Schools and the American Dream: Whose Dream Is It Anyway?
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Bursting Stereotypes: Understanding Misconceptions
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Student Government Association Diversity Training
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Screening and Discussion
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Visit the Social Justice Week events page for more information as we confirm events, and be sure to reach out to the team via email with any questions you might have. We're excited to see you there!