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Civility and Advocacy Week (PLV)

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Speak out, spark change, and promote civility at the Pleasantville Campus’ inaugural Civility and Advocacy week happening Monday, October 17 through Saturday, October 22.

Civility is much more than just a friendly hello or the power of politeness—though both are important in treating others with respect. Take action in allowing everyone’s voices to be heard and encourage civility at Pleasantville’s first Civility and Advocacy Week from Monday, October 17 through Saturday, October 22. Share your perspective, smash the stereotypes you’ve heard or experienced, and gain skills to navigate difficult conversations and make a difference in and outside of the Pace Community during these events.

Monday, October 17

What is Civility and Advocacy?
12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m. | Kessel Well
Residence Director Tiffany Bermudez and Program Coordinator for the Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) Tyler Kalahar will be tabling during Common Hour in Kessel to ask students what civility and advocacy means to them. Pick up a passport to be eligible to win a $50 bookstore gift card at the end of the week.

Sushi in the Sukkah
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. | Kessel Well
This event sponsored by Hillel promotes civility amongst groups of different backgrounds.

Tuesday, October 18

Smashing Stereotypes
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Shirley Beth’s Way
Smashing pumpkins has never been more liberating. Write stereotypes and/or negative slurs you’ve been called on pumpkins and smash them to signify that those words do not define who you are. This event is co-sponsored by POWER and Hillel.

Wednesday, October 19

Who Are You?
12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m. | Conference Room A/B
Explore how your identity intersects and defines yourself as a person, and learn how to advocate for others in this conversation.

Cross the Line
8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Elm Hall, Classroom 127
Explore and reflect on the diverse experiences you and your peers have been through in this conversation. Students will debrief how these experiences have shaped them into the person that they are today and will be reminded that they have more in common with their peers than they think.

Thursday, October 20

PTARR: Navigating Difficult Conversations
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. | Elm Hall, Classroom 127
Learn how to navigate challenging conversations regarding difficult experiences you may have endured in this workshop led by Professor Olivia Worden and co-sponsored by Pi Lambda Pi.

Friday, October 21

Grit and Privilege
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs Cornell Craig will lead a workshop on how grit and privilege intersect and how students can effectively navigate this crossover.

Successful Learning Center Fall Formal
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Kessel Multipurpose Room
Get ready to dress up and dance the night away at the Successful Learning Center (SLC) Fall Formal. Students can also volunteer to help with setup, teardown, decorating, distributing food, setting table cloths, and mingling with SLC participants.

Saturday, October 22

Paint a School Day
8:30 a.m. | Gottesman Room
Center for Community Action and Research brings teams of Pace students together to visit a local school and apply quite a bit of paint. We create murals, beautify classrooms, and clean up gardens, all in support of creating a lively and vibrant educational environment in New York City.

Pace Makes a Difference Day
9:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. |  Gottesman Room
SDCA is joining forces with local community groups and organizations to host Pace Makes a Difference Day. Students will have the chance to perform a range of community outreach activities—from beautification projects, to mentoring younger students, to running book drives—with the aim of fostering a spirit of community activism and togetherness throughout the greater Westchester area. There will also be activities and events held on Pace's Westchester Campus. Transportation and lunch will be provided. Register here.