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Civility Week: It's On Us (NYC)

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The Civility Collateral will host Civility Week, featuring an open mic, pumpkin smash, take back the night march, bystander training, and more, to raise awareness and fight back against sexual assault on October 19-23 in NYC.

Every 2 minutes, a person is sexually assaulted in this country. Join the Pace Community in raising awareness and fighting back against sexual assault during Housing's Civility Week, held in conjunction with Homecoming Week on the NYC Campus.

Speak Up Open Mic
Sunday, October 19 | 6:30 p.m. | Fulton 2nd floor
Share your stories and feelings about relationship violence and sexual assault at an open mic in Fulton Dorm. To perform, email

Pumpkin Smashing
Monday, October 20 | 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. | In front of One Pace Plaza
Release some stress and some pumpkins with the Civility Collateral.

Take Back the Night Day March
Tuesday, October 21 | Meet in front of One Pace Plaza and march around the building
Based on Take Back the Night (TBTN), a national vigil dedicated to survivors of “crimes of silence,” Pace will host a TBTN day march, where the Pace Community will raise awareness of sexual assault crimes and give survivors the power to take back the night.

I Am Not a Predator
Tuesday, October 21 | 8:00 p.m. | Student Union
Join the Civility Collateral in a discussion about stereotypes from a male's perspective.

It’s On Us: United Against Rape
Wednesday, October 22 | 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | Fulton 2nd floor
If you see something, should you say something? Find out why it’s on us to intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given at a Bystander Intervention Program brought to you by the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center, and learn more about why you should take the pledge.

“These Hands Don’t Hurt”
Thursday, October 23 | 3:30 p.m. | Courtyard, One Pace Plaza
Show your support to end sexual assault by helping fill a banner with handprints. By stamping your handprints, you help to create a visual statement against violence and declare that you will not use your hands to hurt another person.