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The Center for Community Action and Research is serving up some goodness on both campuses with volunteering opportunities, discussions, a workshop, and more.

It feels good to do good for others in your community. But “doing good” at Pace comes in many forms, shapes, and sizes thanks to the Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR), which has supported civic engagement, social responsibility, and reciprocal partnerships with the community for more than a decade, resulting in enriched learning for positive change. Check out a few of their upcoming events:

Let’s Talk Politics Discussion (NYC)                    
Mondays | 12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m. | Room Y31
Come talk news and politics over donuts! Each week, the CCAR will host an informal discussion based around a video or article on a current issue or event (ranging from John Oliver's Last Week Tonight to The Young Turks to Fox News) open to all Pace students, faculty, and staff. Join them for an interactive, open discussion to get and stay informed, make new friends, and find out how to become an engaged citizen of the world. Weekly topics will be announced via social media, so be sure to follow @CCARNYC. Next meeting: Monday, February 22.

Take Action Tabling (PLV)                    
Mondays and Thursdays | 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. | Kessel Well
Stop by CCAR’s table every Monday and Thursday to educate and empower yourself to take actions on important issues. Next tabling: Monday, February 22.

SLC Lunch Buddies (PLV)
Tuesday, February 23 | 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
The Successful Learning Center provides collegiate-based learning opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. In its third year, the SLC Lunch Buddies programs brings SLC and Pace students together to share their Pace pride! E-mail to register!

Activist Workshop: Thinking Critically About Media (NYC)
Thursday, February 25 | 3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m. | Room E311
Calling all students with a passion for action! In these workshops, you will develop the skills necessary to become “everyday activists” on behalf of the causes and issues you care about most. Our first workshop on the semester will focus on thinking critically about the media in a world in which we are receiving constant information, which may be biased, conflicting, or inaccurate. Communication Studies Professor Satish Kolluri, PhD, will facilitate an interactive workshop that will teach you a few key skills to give you practical knowledge about analyzing and using media for activism and social good.

Pace Votes: Republican Debate Viewing (NYC)                    
Thursday, February 25 | 8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Location TBD
Watch the Republicans hash it out, duke it out, and tell you about all the issues that matter most to you. Be in the know this election year, and follow along on social media using #PaceVotes16.

Pace Votes: Debate Discussion (NYC)                  
Tuesday, March 1 | 12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m. | Bianco Room
Join the CCAR and the Pace Community to talk about what exactly went down on the stage at the Republican candidates presidential debate on Thursday night. Share ideas, opinions, and become a more engaged voter.