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Sexual Violence Awareness Month

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The Peer Advocates Against Sexual Assault (PAASA) at Pace are raising awareness about sexual violence through deep discussions, artwork, empowering messages, and even a virtual Take Back the Night event.

Join the Office of Sexual and Interpersonal Wellness as well as the peer education groups Peer Advocates Against Sexual Assault (PAASA) from the NYC Campus and the peer educators from Fighting Ignorance and Rape through Education (FIRE) from the PLV Campus as they mark Sexual Violence Awareness Month with a variety of events and even more ways to participate. Be sure to keep an eye on the PAASA and FIRE Instagram accounts throughout April 2020 for facts, resources, activities, and more.

For confidential support, please email Interpersonal Violence Education and Prevention Specialist Juliette Verrengia or a peer educator from FIRE.

Monday, April 6

Myth or Fact?
12:15 p.m. | PAASA’s Instagram account
During Awareness Week, PAASA members will post information, statistics, and resources about sexual violence. Tune in to learn something new about a social issue that impacts all of us! Held on Instagram stories, Myth or Fact? will assess your knowledge of common myths and facts related to sexual violence. Vote on the validity of multiple statements and see how many you get right!

Wednesday, April 8

Deep Dives
12:15 p.m. | Zoom Meeting
Join PAASA for a deep dive into the discussion surrounding artists accused of sexual violence and whether supporting their work means supporting their personal lives. As this is a closed Zoom meeting for security reasons, please email Juliette Verrengia if you’re interested in participating in the Deep Dives discussion!

Tuesday, April 14, through Friday, April 17

Affirmation through Art
Throughout the week | PAASA’s Instagram account
Send your artwork of any medium that depicts a journey with bodily autonomy, sex, trauma, self-love, and/or healing. It will be posted on PAASA’s Instagram account for everyone to enjoy and discuss!

Tuesday, April 28

Denim Day
All day | PAASA’s Instagram account
Send your messages that are uplifting, empowering, and positive to survivors. PAASA will be posting what you send throughout the day! This is a great way of encouraging validation as well as sparking important discussions in our community.

Thursday, April 30

Take Back the Night Goes Virtual
8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Live webcast
Take Back the Night is a global night of resistance and solidarity that began in response to women feeling unsafe and experiencing harassment and violence when walking at night. Communities across the world hold rallies, walks, protests, and speak outs to raise awareness, and honor survivors of intimate partner violence, particularly sexual violence. This virtual Take Back the Night will include musical performances, poetry, speeches from activists, and more! Please register to attend the virtual Take Back the Night event.