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Take a Stand Against Sexual Violence

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This month is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Pace has a series of events to promote safety and education for all our students, faculty, and staff.

Did you know across the country, more than one in 10 students experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation? Pace has a series of events coming up designed to spread awareness and educate the community through self-defense classes, forensic training, and a lecture on Title IX. Gain confidence and spread information as we do our part to end sexual assault.

NYC Campus

Self Defense Workshop
Thursday, April 13 | 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | SDACA Lounge, 41 Park Row, 8th Floor
Gain confidence as you learn some defensive and offensive moves in our self-defense workshop. Dress comfortably and learn essential skills of self-defense. Free food and refreshments will be provided to fuel the physical activity.

Sex Forensics Workshop
Tuesday, April 18 | 2:30 p.m. | SDACA Lounge, 41 Park Row, 8th Floor
This workshop will showcase what the medical process would and should look like for survivors of gender-based sexual assault looking to seek medical care. Those handling these at-risk people will need this education as they navigate the medical field.

Know Your IX
Wednesday, April 19 | 12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m. | Courtyard
Under the federal law Title IX, students are protected from discrimination. The law also requires campuses to proactively address, remedy, and eliminate sexual violence. Learn more about the law and how it protects you. Everyone, regardless of how you self-identify, is protected under Title IX. Students who attend will earn housing points as well as a chance to win a pair of movie tickets.

PLV Campus

Sex and Candy
Monday, April 24 | Time TBA | Elm Hall
Each participant will choose a candy bar, which depending on their choice, represents a certain STD, sexual misconduct violation, etc. The group then debriefs the scenario, talks about relevant statistics, discusses tips on how to avoid some of the situations, by-stander information, and more.

Check back for more information on other upcoming events including a clothesline of facts and messages about sexual assault from students, a movie night, and a night where survivors can share their stories.