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Painting and Politics (NYC)

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Do you want to paint a school? Come on, let's go and paint. If you'd rather talk about the news, come share your views, the CCAR can't wait! Learn more about the semester full of activism, advocacy, and service events planned for you. Highlights include Let’s Talk Politics and Paint a School Day.

For more than a decade, the Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) has supported civic engagement, social responsibility, and reciprocal partnerships with the community, resulting in enriched learning for positive change. Housed within the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, the CCAR’s programs serve the entire University through curricular and co-curricular initiatives, coordination of national civic engagement programs, and support of ongoing community partnerships.

These are just some of the events planned for the next month:

Let's Talk Politics! Donuts and Discussion
Weekly on Mondays beginning September 21 | 12:10 p.m.–1:00 p.m. | Room Y31, One Pace Plaza
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.

Paint a School Day 2015
Saturday, October 17 | 8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
The biggest and most popular service event of the fall semester is back! Each year, Pace University brings teams of Pace students together to participate in the city-wide New York Cares Day Fall, where we visit a local school and paint murals, garden, beautify classrooms, and more in support of education in NYC. Check out photos from last year's events here. Spots fill up quickly, so be sure to reserve yours at! E-mail with any questions.

The Politics of Exclusion Panel Discussion
Thursday, September 24 | 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. | location TBD
Join the CCAR and Office of Multicultural Affairs for an interactive panel discussion on the politics of exclusion, from immigration in the United States to the refugee crisis in Europe. Faculty panelists will speak from several perspectives, followed by an open discussion with students, faculty, and staff.

Take Action: Fight for 15
Wednesday, September 30 | 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | One Pace Plaza west elevator lobby
Stop by the CCAR table to learn more about the effort to increase New York City’s minimum wage to $15 an hour and share your thoughts.

Coming up in October: Food Access and Environmental Justice theme month, volunteer with the Pace vegetable garden, voter registration, and more. Follow @ccarnyc to learn more.