Social Justice Week 2022

October 12, 2022
DJ Henry Mural.

Pace’s third annual Social Justice Week is taking place from October 24 to October 29. This week of learning and reflection is designed to offer an ongoing memorial for Pace student Danroy “DJ” Henry, and to further commit Pace University to social justice and anti-racism.

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Danroy "DJ" Henry

During the summer of 2020, Pace alumni, students, staff, and faculty, in consultation with the Henry family, conceptualized Social Justice Week as a way to honor DJ’s life and acknowledge the connections between his story and racial injustice. DJ Henry had a passion for people and sports. He was a student on Pace’s Pleasantville Campus and a member of the football team. On October 17, 2010, Pace's Homecoming weekend, DJ was shot and killed by a Pleasantville police officer. DJ's family founded the DJ Henry Dream Fund to carry on his legacy and passion for youth sports. To learn more about DJ, visit the DJ Henry Dream Fund, view this video from the DJ Henry Dream Fund, view this video from CBS News, or read this comic strip.

Held to coincide with DJ’s birthday, October 29, Social Justice Week is a community-driven effort that understands that DJ’s story cannot be told accurately without acknowledging how it is connected to the history and present-day reality of white supremacy and racism. The week aims to offer original programming that adheres to values of equity and justice and engages the campus community in learning activities and dialogue centered on the issues of social justice. Social Justice Week seeks to create brave spaces that challenge white supremacy and racism, among other forms of oppression, and to create a starting point from which meaningful dialogue and action can be created for the entire Pace Community.

Social Justice Week 2022

Calendar of Events

A full calendar of events is available below. All members of the Pace Community are invited to attend.

Event information, including location, is available below. If you have questions about an event, please contact the individual listed as the event’s primary contact.

For more information or general questions about Social Justice Week, email the Social Justice Week Committee at

Monday, October 24, 2022

Self Defense Giveaway
Monday, October 24, 2022 | 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: Kessel Student Center, top floor | Pleasantville Campus
Questions? Contact Sasha Palmer
Description: The Programming Board is giving away self-defense items to keep yourself safe! Come make your own keychain during common hour on Monday, October 24.

FiDentity: A Racial Geography Tour of the Financial District
Monday, October 24, 2022 | 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: Meet in front of One Pace Plaza | NYC Campus
Questions? Contact Jared Keyes
Description: Participants will be able to join Residence Director Jared Keyes on a walking tour of the Financial District while applying a racial lens. We will be visiting several locations within the neighborhood of Pace NYC's campus to understand some of the history, growth, and change of our community over time. This event aspires to inform participants about some of the effects and legacies of racism using the context of the community and geography we currently inhabit!

DJ Henry Candlelight Vigil
Monday, October 24, 2022 | 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Location: One Pace Plaza | Tabling Hub and Zannino Room
Questions? Carla Romeus, Britaney McKinney
Description: Join the Black Student Union of Pace University’s NYC Campus for a candlelight vigil in memory of DJ Henry's life and legacy. This is an opportunity to remember DJ, as well as others, lost to police brutality, violence, and systems of oppression. During this service are speeches from the Vice President of the Black Student Union, Courtney Chaney, as well as the Creative Director of BSU and Vice President of NAACP, Malaika Pedzayi-Ferguson. During and at the end of the service, students, faculty, and other members of the Pace Community are invited to write the name or a letter to a loved one lost to police brutality, violence, and situations alike to be placed at the memorial. It'll be a time of healing and remembrance.

Monday, October 24, 2022 | 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Location: Pace Stadium | Pleasantville Campus
Questions? Contact Melissa Louis and/or Moya Cameron
Description: BSU will like to present a Social Justice Week Powderpuff game to our Pace Community. This fun-filled event aims to bring together faculty, staff, and students to share DJ Henry's story while raising awareness for Social Justice Week. The BSU E-board decided on this particular event because DJ was a former football player here at Pace. This game would represent his love for football amongst our Pace family. Please join us to celebrate the life of DJ Henry.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Slavery and Resistance Walking Tour
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 | 9:00 a.m.–10:25 a.m.
Registration Required: Please email to sign up.
Location: NYC Campus | Meeting location provided upon RSVP
Questions? Contact Erin Mysogland
Description: Join students from PJS 101: Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies as we explore historical sites around the NYC campus that relate to the history of slavery and resistance in our city. This tour, adapted from the Slavery and Resistance Walking Tour developed by Mariame Kaba, covers stops including the African Burial Ground, Elizabeth Jennings Way, and City Hall. Join us as we discuss our area's history and consider the role of history in building a more equitable and just society. Spots are limited, please email to sign up.

Housing Stability and Tenant Protection: A Conversation with NYS Senator Brian Kavanagh
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 | 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Questions? Contact Chantel Cabrera
Description: Housing Stability and Tenant Protection: A Conversation with NYS Senator Brian Kavanagh, is a fireside chat with Pace's NYC Campus, NYS Senate representative, and Taylor Mangus, vice president of Pace Debates. . The event aims to introduce the State Senator to the Pace Community and provide deeper engagement on the topic of housing. As Chair of the Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development, Senator Kavanagh plays a pivotal role in housing legislation and action. The conversation will delve into his work and the impact it has had on tenants and homeowners throughout the City and State. The audience is encouraged to submit questions in advance to, Time permitting, inquiries will also be accepted via the event chat.

Pie a Latino! Fundraiser for Victims of Hurricane Fiona
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 | 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Location: Kessel Student Center, tabling outside of Gottesman | Pleasantville Campus
Questions? Contact Genesis Abreu
Description: Hurricane Fiona devastated countless communities in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, leaving many without power, electricity, or even basic necessities to live. DSA is ready to get pied for the cause! Come join us in Pie a Latino! An event where all proceeds will be up for donation while having a good laugh in the process. See you there!

Good Intentions are Not Enough
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 | 3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m.
Location: One Pace Plaza, W616 | NYC Campus
Questions? Contact Emily Welty and/or Aryaa Moudgall
Description: We will consider how "helping" and "good intentions" can both challenge and uphold systems of oppression in a variety of settings including the classroom, volunteer work, and careers in social justice. In turn, we will also explore how these ethical dilemmas can also be present within careers in the field of Peace and Justice studies. Special attention will be given to how to make our work trauma-informed both in the classroom as faculty and students as well as in our activism, research, and work.

Film screening of The True Cost
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 | 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Location: One Pace Plaza, E319 | NYC Campus
Questions? Contact Anne Toomey
Description: Screening of The True Cost, a film about the social and environmental costs of fast fashion.

CBS News 48 Hours: DJ Henry
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 | 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Location: Kessel Student Center, Butcher Suite / Pleasantville Campus
Questions? Contact Carol Turco
Description: The Pforzheimer Honors College is presenting the CBS News: 48 Hours episode regarding the events of the death of DJ Henry in a police-related off-campus shooting. The Honors College understands and values the importance of keeping the memory of DJ alive, remembering all he contributed to our Pace Community, and to continue to fight for social justice.

Dope is Death: Auricular Acupuncture and Sound Therapy
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 | 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Location: 41 Park Row, 8th floor (Center for Student Engagement Lounge) | NYC Campus
Questions? Contact Jade Flanagan
Description: Dope is Death is a 2020 documentary discussing the story and history of Dr. Mutulu Shakur (step-father of Tupac Shakur), alongside the Black Panthers and Young Lords in Harlem. Through protests and their passion for safe and equal community public health, they created the first acupuncture detoxification program in 1973 America. They created a 5-point auricular acupuncture protocol that provided holistic healthcare to marginalized and underserved communities in Harlem. With this rich history and knowledge, Juan Cortez from New York Harm Reduction Educators (NYHRE) with a background in this area of expertise will educate students on the history, movement, and legacy of the Young Lords and Black Panthers. With this combined, Juan Cortez, Jade Flanagan, and other assistants from NYHRE would provide the same 5-step auricular acupuncture protocol and sound therapy (with gongs, singing bowls, other instruments).

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

From Foster Care to College: Challenges Students Face and Best Practices to Support Them
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Questions? Contact Vicky Garafola
Description: In NYC 21% of youth with a history of foster care graduate high school. Only 1% to 3% graduate college. A system designed to protect kids continues to re-traumatize them. Youth in foster care often have intersecting marginalized identities. In NYC 95% of them are from marginalized racial communities and they are overrepresented from the LGBTQ+ population and from economically marginalized communities. They are more likely to experience homelessness, incarceration, and participate in the underground economy to survive. Inspiring Futures is a nonprofit organization that was founded from the lived experiences of the executive director as a foster parent, as well as interviews and surveys with staff from foster care agencies, caregivers, and 558 young adults with foster care history who persisted to postsecondary education, as they highlighted the barriers and supports they experienced. This presentation will discuss the research behind the organization, how Inspiring Futures is tackling the problem, and best practices for others to support these amazing youth.

Intersectional Activism Workshop
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: Kessel Student Center, Butcher Suite | Pleasantville Campus
Questions? Contact Rachel Simon
Description: Learn how to turn your commitment to social justice into practical and impactful activism!

Religion, Finance, and Social Justice
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 1:20 p.m.–3:20 p.m.
Location: One Pace Plaza, W505 | NYC Campus
Questions? Contact PV Viswanath
Description: Religion is an important part of people's lives and so is finance. And the two are connected. Most religions have a social justice aspect and so they either legislate or recommend actions in the financial sphere, e.g. the remission of loans or providing loans without charging interest. The objective may be equitable redistribution of wealth or poverty alleviation. This event will happen in conjunction with a course on Finance and Society. We will have a knowledgeable outside speaker talk to us about how Judaism deals with issues of finance and social justice, following which we will have a Q&A session, as well as a group discussion. Some materials will also be available prior to the event for participants to optionally read ahead of the event. We hope you will leave our event with a better understanding of how financial transactions and the financial system interact with society and how religions play an important role in ameliorating some of the negative aspects of those interactions.

Combating Food Insecurity on Campus: One Semester at a Time
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Location: 41 Park Row, 202 | NYC Campus
Questions? Contact Tasfia Rahim
Description: What is food-insecurity? How can students recognize the symptoms? This event will go over what food justice means on our college campus. Together, the Pace Community will build a new culture on campus, where no student has to choose between food and their education. Join us to learn about resources the Pace Community has to offer.

CCAR Virtual Civic Circle: Purchase Power
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Zoom: Meeting ID: 995 7406 1213 | Password: ccar
Questions? Contact Heather Novak
Description: How can you lead, lend support and take action for causes you care about and to engage more fully in civic life? Join CCAR this month as we discuss Purchase Power. This event focuses on the ability to make decisions that reflect your values or advance a social cause or issue by choosing where you do and don’t spend your money. Why is it important to engage in this process, what resources are available to do so and how you might put it to action in your life? This event is virtual and open to the campus community.

Hidden Figures Movie Screening and Discussion
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Location: 1 Pace Plaza, E306 | NYC Campus
Questions? Contact Sharné​ Dillard-Parrish
Description: Join us in a movie screening to witness the story of three African American women who each served as a muscle behind one of the greatest operations in history. Light snacks will be provided.

The Shades of Struggles and Self Care
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Hybrid Event
Zoom: | Meeting ID: 937 6019 7180 | Password: SJW2022
Location: Kessel Student Center, Multi-Purpose Room | Pleasantville Campus
Questions? Contact Jarette Mungin
Description: Through discussion we will explore the history of mental health within the Black community. We will speak about how mental health is viewed as a taboo subject in the Black community. Through an exercise students will learn and discuss the different methods of self-care. A representative from the counseling center will be there to answer questions on how students can seek help during their time at Pace.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Undocumented Students: Implications for Education
Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 10:00 am-11:30 am
Zoom: | Meeting ID: 918 4789 9270 | Password: education
Questions? Contact: Laura Kaplan and Tasha Darbes
Description: Join us for a discussion and screening of the documentary Admissions: Student Stories from Undocumented America with the film's co-producer Tasha Darbes and Laura Kaplan, both professors from the School of Education. The film explores the psychological effects of immigration laws on undocumented and transnational youth and highlights the obstacles they face to attain a higher education. Followed by a discussion on the social justice issues of education and immigration and what we can do to support immigrant-origin students and their access to equitable education.

Jumpstart Read for the Record
Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Location: One Pace Plaza, W510 | NYC Campus
Questions? Contact Sarah Delannoy
Description: Jumpstart's Read for the Record will bring together students and children together as they read the same book on the same day nationwide. This national event builds an intergenerational community through reading.

Judaism and Abortion
Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. | Hybrid Event
Zoom: | Meeting ID: 937 6019 7180 | Password: SJW2022
Physical Location: Kessel Student Center, Multi-Purpose Room | Pleasantville Campus
Questions? Contact Madison Leifer
Description: With the current political turmoil and discussions surrounding access to reproductive healthcare, many are left without their religious freedom. Abortions are a lifesaving medical procedure; however, the current debate often erases the importance of this healthcare. Judaism speaks about the preservation of health and life, sometimes requiring pregnant people to obtain abortions to save their own health. Come join Maddi from Hillels of Westchester to discuss the Jewish religion's view on abortions and find action you can take to help those who cannot access abortions.

Professional Sports, Media, and Social Justice
Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 12:15 p.m.–1:00 p.m. | Hybrid Event
Zoom:| Password: 185578
Physical Location: Kessel Student Center, Butcher Suite | Pleasantville Campus
Questions? Contact Michelle Pulaski Behling
Description: This panel will center on professional sports use of mass media to advocate for social justice. Several steps in the activism process will be examined including effectiveness of the platform (social media, broadcast media, etc.), the source (athlete, team or league) and message (social justice advocacy). The discussion will be facilitated by interns from the Media, Communications and Visual Arts Booth Review sports media program. Attendees will evaluate various instances of social media and broadcast advocacy messages.

COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter Movement Oral History Project and Website Launch
Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m.
Questions? Contact Maria Iacullo-Bird
Description: The Pace University COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter Movement Oral History Project is seeking to officially launch its public humanities website during Social Justice Week. The project commenced as a Course-Based Undergraduate Research experience (CURE) in Fall 2020 and was offered again in Fall 2021 when HIS 196H was selected to be part of the Antiracism Education (ARE) pilot program. While studying the intersectionality between disease and social justice struggles in the twentieth century, students also conducted crisis-based oral history interviews focusing on Pace University and Lower Manhattan to generate original testimony and knowledge about COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter Movement. To date, analysis of interviews has synthesized themes and common experiences across a range of people and events. Professor Maria Iacullo-Bird and undergraduate research assistant Madison Turunen will present the background and development of the project and explain what has been accomplished over the past two years. The website components highlighted will include oral history interviews uploaded to the site, a resource guide, a photo gallery, and a memorial page for DJ Henry. As the presentation concludes, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn how they can contribute to the project.

Period Poverty: What it is, Who is impacted, Why We Should Care, And What We Can Do!
Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Questions? Contact Sue Maxam
Description: Period poverty—the lack of access to menstrual products, hygiene facilities, sanitation, and education—impacts 500 million women globally, 19.9 million of whom live in the US. And even though it affects women from an educational, emotional, physical, health, financial, and cultural perspective, so few people know about it and very little is done to address it. This interactive session will explore period poverty in terms of what it is, who is impacted worldwide, the myriad ways it affects them, and most importantly, what we as individuals (and society as a whole) can do to address it. Criminal Justice major and Peace and Justice Studies minor, Danielle Harari, one of Pace’s 2022 UN Academic Impact Millennium Fellows will also discuss her social action project which aimed at tackling period poverty in prisons as this is an intersectional social justice, gender inequality issue that impacts the most vulnerable in our society.

Truth Hurts, Understanding Relationship Red Flags: A Workshop for Everyone
Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Elm Hall, 127 | Pleasantville Campus
Questions? Contact Asha M. Kadir and/or Rachel Simon
Description: A workshop to better understand the pitfalls of relationships and how to support your friends, specifically focusing on the experience of women of color. A collaboration with the Office of Gender and Sexuality Peer Educators, Hope's Door, and Pace Mental Health Counseling PhD Students. You can expect to understand healthy and unhealthy relationships among women of color. Understand the strategies for intervening when you see problem relationships, consider the pandemic's impacts on our ability to have healthy relationships, and meet and understand the role of the Office of Gender and Sexuality Peer Educators (confidential resources).

Let Freedom Ring
Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Location: Kessel Student Center Gottesman Patio and Room | Pleasantville Campus
Questions? Contact Mikaylah Mgbako
Description: MLK was a prominent member of the Civil Rights Movement. Now, in the days of Social Justice, his message is still relevant. For the event "Let Freedom Ring" students will get the chance to decorate miniature craft bells. They can add hopes of change for the future, quotes, and meaningful drawings on their bells. After the completion of the event, all the bells will be fastened either on a chain or metal bars and hung in the common area of Kessel. Underneath or near the mural of bells there will be a paragraph that describes the symbolism of the bells and their meaning. After students read the paragraph, they are welcome to ring the decorative bells (or we can add a standard large bell adjacent to the mural) and they will "Let Freedom Ring" so all can hear and be reminded that we have come a long way but there are still ways to go.

Don’t Touch My Hair: Part 3
Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Location: Willcox Hall, Willcox Multi-purpose room | Pleasantville Campus
Questions? Contact Annabel Keppel-Palmer
Description: Nappy. Frizzy. Kinky. Curly. However we describe it, black hair has been a topic of conversation for decades, both good and bad. Join RA Annie and the OH So Lovely Omicron Eta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated., during Pace University's Social Justice Week to discuss the past, present, and future of textured hair across the world.

Friday, October 28, 2022

From BSU to ARE: How Black Student Union's Demands for Racial Justice Transformed the Pace Curriculum
Friday, October 28, 2022 | 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Hybrid Event
Physical Location: One Pace Plaza, W210 | NYC Campus
Questions? Contact Meghana Nayak , Laura Kaplan , and Stephanie Hsu
Description: In the summer of 2020, Pace's Black Student Union demanded mandatory anti-racism courses. In response, a group of faculty successfully proposed the requirement of two "anti-racism education (ARE)" courses as part of undergraduate general education, and now we are one of the very few universities in the country to have two required courses! This was a triumph of integrating social justice into students' course work. But now, the hard work really starts to make sure that this accomplishment results in enduring and growing commitment to anti-racism and racial justice. Join faculty and students committed to ARE as we talk about the fears, discomfort, hope, and joy involved in teaching/learning in classes with this attribute. Help us strategize on how to spread the word among faculty and staff and build on this exciting new curricular development.

POC in Corporate America
Friday, October 28, 2022 | 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. | Hybrid Event
Zoom: Meeting ID: 978 9482 3765 Password: SJW2022
Physical Location: Kessel Student Center, Multi-Purpose Room | Pleasantville Campus
Questions? Contact Jarette Mungin
Description: The general managers of various student-run businesses who are also people of color will introduce the Center of Student Enterprise, their role, and their individual student-run businesses. Then there will be a panel where the GM's will be answering a few questions about their roles and how it feels to be a person of color in a leadership role. There will be a presentation on notable people of color who have been trailblazers in the business sector, and a small Kahoot just for fun, to see how many of the notable figures the attendees have remembered. To end the event, career services would speak on different ways to get ahead in the job market so that your race is not a limitation on a student trying to chase their dreams of being in the business world.

Let’s Vote
Friday, October 28, 2022 | 12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m.
Location: Kessel Student Center, Main Entrance | Pleasantville Campus
Questions? Contact Sydney Reyes
Description: This event is to encourage students to vote in the upcoming election. There will be giveaways!

Pie an RHA e-board member
Friday, October 28, 2022 | 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Location: Kessel Lawn | Pleasantville Campus
Questions? Contact Keriana Calderon
Description: We will have a “pie an RHA eboard member” event to raise money for the DJ Henry Dream Fund.

Mental Awareness: Black and Queer
Friday, October 28, 2022 | 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Location: One Pace Plaza, Student Center East | NYC Campus
Questions? Contact Mya McCovery or
Description: The event will explore the relationship between mental health and marginalized people through fun activity booths like painting and building soothing kits, food and an interactive presentation. Hosted by a Millennium Fellow Member, Mya McCovery.

Social Justice Reads
Friday, October 28, 2022 | 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location: Pleasantville - Mortola Library | NYC - Birnbaum Library
Questions? Contact Jennifer Rosenstein (NYC) or Jessica Kiebler (Pleasantville)
Description: Stop by the library on both the NYC and Pleasantville campuses to browse books on a variety of social justice themes including antiracism, LGBTQ+ rights, disability justice, economic justice and environmental justice. The librarians will have books from different genres such as non-fiction, fiction, graphic novels, poetry and art ready to browse and check out. Librarians will also be on hand to help you search for anything you’re interested in. We’ll have a suggestion box if there are books you’d love to see in the library collection related to any social justice topic as well as a small zine to take on the interconnection between information literacy and social justice. Plus snacks from a local independent business!

Concert for a Cause
Friday, October 28, 2022 | 3:00 p.m.
Location: Student Lounge| Haub Law Campus
Questions? Contact Samantha Nicole B. Ladines
Admission: $12
Description: Haub Law School is holding a “Concert for a Cause” event to raise money for the DJ Henry Memorial Fund. There will be a $12 admission fee.

Black Love in Media
Friday, October 28, 2022 | 3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m. | Hybrid Event
Zoom: Meeting ID: 944 1575 0889 Password: SJW2022
Physical Location: Kessel Student Center, Butcher Suite | Pleasantville Campus
Questions? Contact Jarette Mungin
Description: Black Love in Media is a discussion type of event where we will define, give examples and discuss how to rectify how Black love is expressed in the media. This discussion aims to have attendees think about how to prepare and maintain their own relationships as well as how to view and not stereotype relationships within the Black Community.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

DJ Henry Jersey Retirement Ceremony
Saturday, October 29, 2022 | 11:30 am
Location: Pace Stadium | Pleasantville Campus
Questions? Contact Matt Anthony
Description: The Pace Department of Athletics and Recreation will officially retire the No. 12 football jersey donned by Danroy “DJ” Henry Jr. The jersey will be unveiled prior to kick-off of the Setters’ Football game against Saint Anselm College at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, at Pace Stadium. Friends and former teammates are more than welcome to attend the unveiling as well.

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