DJ Henry Mural.

Calendar of Events

Throughout Social Justice Week

DJ Henry Fundraising
Monday, October 30–Saturday, November 4
Pleasantville Campus | All Residence Halls

Each residence hall will participate in some form of fundraising (pie an RA, candy grams, etc) for the DJ Henry Dream Fund. More info to come from each building, please contact Residence Directors for more details.

Questions? Contact Wen Piombino at

Art is Not Just Decoration
Monday, October 30–Friday, November 10 | 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. each day
Pleasantville Campus | Chaote House Art Gallery

Immerse in the profound narrative of US social justice through an engaging and thought-provoking photography exhibition, an integral component of our campus's vibrant Social Justice Week. The exhibition will feature the top ten student submissions as well as select images from Pace University's esteemed George Stephanopoulos collection. Skillfully interweaving historical and contemporary perspectives, the exhibition creates a seamless bridge between past and present, beckoning viewers on an immersive journey toward a more just and equitable society. Participation in this exploration, where art seamlessly merges with advocacy, promises to cultivate dialogues and galvanize meaningful action throughout the duration of Social Justice Week. Visitors will enjoy a breakfast spread at both the opening on Monday, October 30 and closing on Friday, November 3.

Questions? Contact Alisha Bhandari at

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Witness to Innocence
12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m.
Virtual | Zoom

Zoom Meeting ID: 923 4295 2387 | Passcode: crjsociety

Witness to Innocence is comprised of former death row inmates who were cleared of all charges and now share their powerful stories with others. There have been 167 people set free from Death Row, primarily based upon DNA evidence. This presentation will allow us to listen to the story of courage from a speaker who will recount their experience of being wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death. Every year, the Witness to Innocence features a new speaker.

Questions? Contact Kimberly Collica-Cox at

Monday, October 30, 2023

Jumpstart Read for the Record
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Campus TBA | Location TBA

Jumpstart's Read for the Record is our annual book campaign that brings together over two million children, adults, and educators across the country to increase awareness about the importance of early literacy and increase access to high-quality books for children. Read for the Record highlights all Jumpstart sites that read the same book on the same day to encourage a nationwide shared reading experience. The Pace community has partnered with HeadStart Preschool in the Lower East Side to read this year's featured book, With Lots of Love.

Questions? Contact Sarah Delannoy at

The Water Crisis Right in Your Backyard
12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m.
Pleasantville Campus | Kessel Multipurpose Room
Virtual | Contact Sasha Palmer at for Zoom details

Real time water information. A presentation to inform the Pace Community about what we do, how you can help, and explain how the water crisis effects poor communities.

Questions? Contact Sasha Palmer at

Stemming Intergenerational Domestic Violence Through Justice
12:50 p.m.–1:50 p.m.

Continuing Legal Education Program in partnership with the Women's Justice Center seeks to create awareness and find ways through justice to stem inter-generational domestic violence. This event features panelists Mayo Bartlett, Judge Keri Fiore, Tejash Sanchala, and Professor Denman Marian Genio.

Questions? Contact Lori Kanner at

Speak Out for Farmed Animals: Presented by SALDF at Pace Law
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Haub Law Campus | Ottinger 101

October is Speak Out for Farmed Animals Month, a month of action dedicated to raising public awareness nationwide about the lack of meaningful laws protecting farmed animals from cruel treatment. Farmed animals are among the most exploited animals in industries and private use across the country yet are the least protected when it comes to the laws that impact their lives and wellbeing. During this presentation, The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) in affiliation with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, aim to shed light on the issues surrounding farmed animals, addressing both the legal and societal challenges that hinder their protection.

Questions? Contact Jamie Lee Justice at

Whose Voices are Represented in Academia? A Discussion about Diversity in Scholarship
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
NYC Campus | Beekman Library
Pleasantville Campus | Mortola Library


Librarians from the Pace Library and staff from the Learning Commons discuss ways the texts students and faculty access may be limited by a lack of diversity, as well as the actions they can take to create a more inclusive knowledge pipeline. We will introduce the context for these discussions with an overview of the current state of knowledge and academia in a white supremacist society before opening discussion to imaginative ways we can revamp our personal and professional practices. Faculty can incorporate new perspectives on these concepts into their courses and students can increase their awareness of the ways their scholarship practices impact knowledge creation.

Questions? Contact Jessica Kiebler

Defending DJ Henry 48 Hours Presentation
5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Pleasantville Campus | Butcher Suite

A CBS 48 Hours presentation of Defending DJ, describing the events surrounding D Henry's death.

Questions? Contact Carol Turco at

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Cultivating Inclusive Conversations: Bridging Communities for Social Justice
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
NYC Campus | 161 William, 1625

Our presentation will explore the intersection between Pace’s International Conversation Groups (as well as its Facilitator Training Program) and the broader goals of social justice. These groups, which are open to everyone, are a place where people of all backgrounds can speak up, develop as creative conversationalists, and make connections. In this workshop, we will share and practice tools for building community among diverse people—whether in broad movements for social justice, schools or work environments, neighborhoods, and more. We draw on theatrical improvisation; latest discoveries for collaborative team building; deep listening; and curiosity in all areas of life.

Questions? Contact Gwen Lowenheim and Alice Yang

Title IX: Past, Present, and Future
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Virtual | Zoom

Meeting ID: 952 4833 8679 | Passcode: TitleIX

An overview of the 51+ year history of Title IX, including how its 37 words have not changed, but its meaning and impact have changed significantly. The discussion will also touch on the current state of Title IX (both regarding how universities respond to sexual misconduct and how Title IX impacts athletics) and how the Biden Administration's approach to Title IX could impact students, staff, and faculty.

Questions? Contact Bernard Dufresne at

Fall Social Justice Book Club Kick-Off
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 962 9906 7951 | Password: 974465

Come together with other folks who have a passion for Social Justice and a love for reading. At this event, we will meet each other, discuss potential books to read together, choose a book to read, and set a timeline to meet and discuss.

Questions? Contact Vinnie Berkenmeyer at

Social Justice for Women in Sports
3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m.
Pleasantville Campus | Butcher Suite

Engage in a discussion on the social justice issues facing women in sports. From amateur college athletes to the pros, females in sports confront many challenges including unequal pay, discrimination, lack of representation, and fewer participation opportunities. Interns from the MCVA Booth Review sports media program will introduce research, case studies, and interview questions while student athletes will share their own experiences and opinions. Audience members will be encouraged to participate by responding to prompts and posing their questions to the panel.

Questions? Contact Michelle Pulaski Behling at

Blind Date with a Book
3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m.
Pleasantville Campus | Kessel Dean's Lounge

Are you ready to embark on a literary adventure that will challenge your perspective and ignite your passion for social justice? Join us for "Blind Date with a Book for Social Justice Week", an exciting and thought-provoking event that combines the thrill of a blind date with the magic of discovering a powerful book that addresses critical social justice issues.

Questions? Contact Sasha Palmer at

Intersectionality of COVID Mitigation
4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Zoom Meeting ID: 915 4359 4061 | Password: 583532 | Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Zoom Recording

COVID-19 has caused and continues to cause disproportionate harm to marginalized groups. It has laid bare the preexisting conditions of racism and discrimination virulent in our society and endemic to every structure and system in the US. Join this virtual event where BIPOC disability justice advocate presenters such as Ngozi Alston (they/she) will connect the pieces of the intersectional impacts of COVID-19 such as on BIPOC, disabled, mad, trans, elderly, fat, low-income, undocumented, incarcerated, houseless, women, LGBTQIA+, multiply marginalized people, climate, and reproductive justice, and how Covid-19 mitigation—particularly, wearing face masks—is integral to all areas of social justice. Mitigation is not futile, and we can all effect real change! More information to come for on-campus mask distribution where students can pick up free face masks.

ASL interpreting provided. Contact for other access needs.

Questions? Contact Emily Litman at

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Mobile Market
Time TBA
Pleasantville Campus | Elm Lobby

A Mobile Market where the Pace Community can come get free food items.

Questions? Contact Wen Piombino at

Musical Theatre and White Supremacy
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
NYC Campus | 140 William, 209

Musical theatre as we teach it in our universities is an inherently American art form, and the U.S. was founded on tenants of white supremacy. Institutionally, academically, and professionally, the relationship between musical theatre and white supremacy is palpable. This 45-minute lecture and Q&A with Professor Storm Thomas of Sarah Lawrence College discusses how we can both identify and dismantle the pillars of white supremacy from our musical theatre programs. Faculty, staff, and students alike will benefit from understanding how we can better navigate a system that built to benefit some, while making it almost impossible for others to succeed. Here is a link to a similar lecture.

Questions? Contact Rose Van Dyne at

Disrupting and Dismantling Inequity Within Our Sphere of Influence: Uncovering Implicit Biases
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

In this presentation, we will work to identify everyday verbal, nonverbal and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership. We will unpack the unintended effects of microaggressions and discuss how to create more loving, caring spaces in our classes, social spaces, and in Pace University as a whole. Join us for a brief presentation outlining the way that unconscious white socialization can affect decisions in the classroom, adversely affecting students of color. In our discussion, we will consider microaggressions in language and behavior, bias in textbooks, as well as false assumptions made about individuals due to skin color or names. We will leave space for participants to comment on their own experiences combatting unconscious racism and microaggressions in school settings and to explore solutions.

Questions? Contact Laura Kaplan at

Classroom Management in Times of Tension Session
12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m.

During times of high tension, it is particularly important to navigate the classroom with sensitivity to students’ varied experiences. This panel presentation, designed specifically for faculty, will share useful tips for managing difficult topics in the classroom, advice for how to notice when students are in need of further support and provide relevant resources available to support the Pace community. The goal of this presentation (offered by The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Counseling Center, Center for Wellbeing and Faculty Center) is to empower and support faculty so that faculty may continue to empower and support their students.

Questions? Contact Anna Beskin at

Fellowships for Doing Justice
12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m.

A number of prestigious awards recognize students' commitment to social justice and/or public service. This information session will introduce you to a range of these opportunities including summer awards, programs that fund graduate school, and fellowships that provide post-graduation work experience and professional development. Pick up tips for creating competitive applications and get an overview of the support available to students as they apply.

Questions? Contact Moira Egan at

Gratitude Justice
12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m.
Pleasantville Campus | Dean's Suite

Expressing gratitude to others is a social justice practice and an opportunity to practice gratitude intervention. Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to write gratitude postcards. We provide the postcards, pens, and stamps (and even mail these for you)! A collaboration with the Kindness Committee, Writing and Cultural Studies, and Center For Wellness. A special thank you Nelly Scott and the team at for providing postcards and collaborating on our love and gratitude justice workshop.

Questions? Contact Alysa Hantgan at

W4DETM presents: DEI Works Showcase
12:10 p.m.–1:40 p.m.
NYC Campus | One Pace Plaza, Student Center East

As much as art reflects society, art influences it. Creating authentic content through a lens of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) has the power to change how we see the world. DEI in the arts is a catalyst for social change. Join the students of the Writing for Diversity and Equity in Theater and Media major as they showcase their DEI-focused writing—both posted and performed—followed by an interactive talkback with attendees about, DEI in the arts, and the power and impact of authentic storytelling for social justice and change!

Questions? Contact Nathan Lanum and Colby Hopkins at

Men of Color Collective
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Pleasantville Campus | Location TBA

The Men of Color Collective (MOCC) is for male-identifying students of color who are looking for a place to discuss the intersection of the various identities they may hold. Join the MOCC during Social Justice Week to meet and discuss with each other about the trials and tribulations that are associated with being a person of color both on and off campus. Students will have the chance to connect with individuals who share similar or identical identities, make new connections, and learn more about MOCC’s programming.

Questions? Contact Nick Tucker at

U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 16: Promote Peace & Inclusive Societies—Presenting the Peace Dove
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
NYC Campus | One Pace Plaza, Tabling Hub

Come together to place your thumbprint to make your mark on the The Peace Dove. This canvas represents the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 16, promoting peace and inclusive societies. By placing your thumbprint on the canvas, you will signify your intention to act on something you learned during Social Justice Week to promote peace. The finished Peace Dove canvas will be displayed on the NYC Campus.

Questions? Contact Margaret Pereira at

Every Letter Counts—Addressing Racism, Sexism, and Transphobia within the LGBTQIA+Community as Educators
3:00 p.m.–4:15 p.m.
NYC Campus | One Pace Plaza, Lecture Hall North

The LGBTQIA+ community has always stood as a haven for those seeking equity and acceptance, but unspoken hierarchies do exist within the community—white above non-white, men above women, people who present as men above people who present as women, and so on. Though there has been a call to address this issue, there is still more to do. This presentation inspired by a call from Phil Choong, Director of Composition and ESL at Pace University, will guide educators through innovative approaches to infuse LGBTQIA+ awareness into teaching and discuss how you can explore this issue in a way the interests all students, regardless of identity.

Questions? Contact Mark-Ameen Johnson at

DJ Henry Memorial Event
4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
NYC Campus | 15 Beekman, Bianco Room

Pace’s Social Justice 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. The fourth annual Social Justice Week is taking place from October 29 to November 4, 2023, with a candlelight vigil taking place at the New York City campus on Wednesday, November 1. Please join the Pace community for this memorial service to directly reflect on and honor the story and legacy of DJ Henry.

Questions? Contact Contact Jared Keyes

The Nourish Project: Fighting Food Insecurity in College
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Pleasantville Campus | Kessel Multipurpose Room

The Nourish Project aims to combat food insecurity within college communities. Join us for a cooking demo with the nutrition department and a discussion on the impact of food insecurity in our society and in college, especially on this campus. The demonstration will highlight a healthy recipe that college students can easily make!

Questions? Contact Pamela-Rayelle Barais at

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Slavery and Resistance Walking Tour
9:00 a.m.–10:25 a.m.
NYC Campus | Email for meeting location

Join students from 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.

Questions? Contact Erin Mysogland at

Sex Education for Social Change: Queer, Trans, Disability, and Anti-Racist Perspectives
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
NYC Campus | 41 Park Row, Room 202

Co-sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Department and the Office of Sexual and Interpersonal Wellness NYC, this event introduces the dimension of inclusive education about sexual and reproductive health as critical not only to student well-being but also in creating social change for marginalized communities. Through activities and conversation, we explore how queer, trans, disability, and anti-racist perspectives on sexual and reproductive health are crucial in order to end oppression and to create the potential for just futures. We will also launch a new venture that will offer an Inclusive Sex Education and Reproductive Health course for students every semester.

Questions? Contact Meghana Nayak at

The Art of Destruction
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
NYC Campus | 15 Beekman, Bianco Room

Pick up a Ukrainian flag pin and view an exhibition of art by Ukrainian students from all over the world. This exhibition aims to draw attention and awareness to the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Questions? Contact Anastasia Khanukov at

Lunch and Learn with Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah
12:50 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Haub Law Campus | Tudor Room

Join DA Rocah and panelists for a discussion on the conclusion to the independent reviews of the police-involved shooting deaths of DJ Henry and Kenneth Chamberlain, Jr.

Questions? Contact Lori Kanner at

FiDentity: A racial geography tour of the Financial District
2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
(Rain Date: Friday, November 3, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.)
NYC Campus | One Pace Plaza, Meet Outside

Join Assistant 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 the NYC 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.

Questions? Contact Jared Keyes at

Fighting Period Poverty Tabling
3:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Pleasantville Campus | Kessel, The Well

The lack of access to menstrual products impacts 500 million women globally. Delta Phi Epsilon would like to educate people on period poverty and give resources to the Pace Community by handing out feminine care bags and red ICEEs. This event raises awareness on a gender inequality issue and provides the opportunity to donate to the DJ Henry Dream Fund.

Questions? Contact Alyssa Sinacore at

Pace University COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter Movement Oral History Project
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

The Pace University COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter Movement Oral History Project is seeking to promote its public humanities website and recruit new interviewees during Social Justice Week. Three students will introduce the project, explore historical connections between disease and social unrest, and explain the meaning of crisis-based oral history and public history. These student presenters will invite individuals to be interviewed to generate original testimony and knowledge about COVID-19 and/or the Black Lives Matter Movement, and the interviews will be scheduled after Social Justice Week. As the presentation concludes, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn how they can contribute to the project.

Questions? Contact Maria Iacullo-Bird at

Let’s Talk: Cognitive Dissonance
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Pleasantville Campus | Location TBA

Explore Cognitive Dissonance is an interactive Kahoot game. We will give out handouts and briefly discuss what cognitive dissonance is after we play.

Questions? Contact Amanda Rodriguez at

Hip Hop 101
7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Pleasantville Campus | Goldstein Aerobics Room

Hip Hop dance club strives to add culture and diversity to the student body by teaching students different styles of dance. In our Hip Hop 101 program, we’ll teach students about the influence that black culture has on dance by teaching a set routine to a song by a notable black artist who has influenced hip-hop in the various ways that we know of now.

Questions? Contact Pamela-Rayelle Barias at

Friday, November 3, 2023

Monitoring and Managing Emotionality During Difficult Dialogues
11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.
NYC Campus | One Pace Plaza, Lecture Hall North

Zoom Meeting ID: 978 0340 1128 | Passcode: 448328

The purpose of this workshop is to increase attendee’s recognition of and preparation for the potentially triggering content of both formal and informal difficult dialogues. Research shows that both majority and non-majority attendees of such discussions may experience distress related to cognitive dissonance, recognition of one’s own bias, fear of being tokenized, and triggered pain from previous experiences. This emotional state of distress may result in an inability to maintain one’s adherence to established ground rules and contribute to negative outcomes. This workshop will examine and explain techniques to manage this emotionality. Those who attend this workshop will learn to summarize and normalize potential distressing reactions related to difficult dialogues and examine techniques to recognize and regulate the somatic and emotional response to difficult dialogue content.

Questions? Contact Rhea Benjamin at

Safe Zone: LGBTQ+ Allyship
11:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.

This virtual workshop will explore concepts such as sexuality, gender identity, and assigned sex at birth while providing guidance for creating safe(r) spaces on a university’s campus through an intersectional and anti-racist lens. This workshop welcomes folks with little to no background knowledge of LGBTQIA+ identities and topics while aiming to challenge those who are confident with their prior knowledge with new ideas and perspectives. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in a follow-up (level 2) session that will take place later this fall.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Akunbavey, PhD, at

The SNAP Challenge: Could You Eat on $7.00 a Day?
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Zoom Meeting ID: 918 2620 4770 | Password: 681974

Join us in sharing the experiences of Pace community leaders who have committed to living on a food stamp diet for a week.

Questions? Contact Chris Cooper at

Pace Talks—Sharing our Moments in Social Justice
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
NYC Campus | 15 Beekman, Bianco Room

Join this traditional leadership event hosted by the Center for Student Engagement that will present speakers presenting ten-minute Ted-talk style sessions on the themes of social justice and advocacy work. Speakers will share about ways that they got involved, sparked changed, or supported a social justice effort.

Questions? Contact Gabriella Lester at

Art as Activism
12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m.
NYC Campus

Meeting ID: 978 0340 1128 | Passcode: 448328

This event will serve to create a dialogue on campus, begging the question: What is the role of the artist in the revolution? By communicating with local artists who have found their art too often coincide with their activism, we hope to encourage students on campus to consider how arts and activism fuel their everyday lives. We will have a round table-type dialogue about what it means to be an artist and how this practice manifests itself in our relationships with ourselves and others.
Questions? Contact Ellis Clay at

Penning Change: Environmental Social Justice Writing Workshop
12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m.
Pleasantville Campus | Environmental Center Classroom

Ecopoetry is a genre of writing that focuses on the natural world, environmental issues, and the human relationship with nature. This workshop will focus on empowering diverse voices and initiating thought-provoking discussions relating to interconnected issues of environmental degradation, climate change, and social inequality through Ecopoetry. Through this workshop, we will also explore racial justice issues, as this intersection is a critically important area of focus in contemporary discussions about social and environmental issues. This intersection highlights how racial and ethnic disparities are intimately connected to environmental problems and the pursuit of environmental justice.

Questions? Contact Lilah McCormack at

Wellness/Mental Health: Fighting Stigma with Resiliency and Connection through RADical Health
12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

This event brings mental health and wellness to the forefront and explores how students can utilize Pace’s RADical Health, which essentially functions as free peer support for college students with a purpose to end stigma surrounding mental health. Students who engage in RADical Health will learn tools for fostering wellness, resiliency, and connection in a safe, inclusive environment. Our event will function just like one of our RADical Health sessions do, with co-presenters opening the conversation with inspirational videos, group activities, discussion, and reflection. We will also weave in a discussion about how the stigma surrounding mental health affects people, especially the BIPOC community, and discuss possible solutions.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Spruck at

Reframing Medical Mistrust: Shifting the Focus to Building Provider and Institutional Trustworthiness with Dr. Oni Blackstock
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Pleasantville Campus | Gottesman Room

Social Justice fundamentally seeks to improve access to society’s opportunities. In healthcare, this ideally means ensuring the delivery of high-quality care to all individuals. Yet, health care inequities and medical skepticism continue to plague our country more than ever. Join this talk by Dr. Oni Blackstock to explore why understanding medical mistrust is important in grasping why some people feel forgotten, or worse, mistreated by the medical establishment. Dr. Oni Blackstock is recognized as a thought leader and influencer in the areas of health equity and HIV. She is a primary care and HIV physician and the founder and Executive Director of Health Justice, a racial and health equity consulting firm, that helps health care and public health organizations to center anti-racism and equity in the workplace and reduce health inequities in the communities they serve.

Questions? Contact Lisa Millman at

Danroy “DJ” Henry Memorial Fundraiser
1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Haub Law Campus | Campus Quad

Join the Pace Law Student Bar Association in a fundraiser in honor of DJ Henry. The Pace Community can join in to enjoy good food, listen to guest speakers, participate in a flag football game, and an art raffle. The goal of this event would be to raise awareness about DJ Henry and his life, as well as about social justice in general, and to raise money for the DJ Henry Dream Fund.

Questions? Contact Daniel von Staats at

Me Too: Your Voice Amplified Music Video
4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
NYC Campus | Student Center East and West

We’re making a music video! Be ready to share your voice the way you’ve always wanted to, in a space encouraging freedom of expression. “Me Too: Your Voice Amplified” is the interactive, spoken-word clap-back confronting the misunderstood opposition within gender inequality. We’ll be streaming impactful music videos while participating in a writing roundtable, and getting up on the mic to create a “call & response” mashup of comebacks and personal thoughts unlike anything you’ve shared before, publicly. All voices will be heard: females shadowed in male domination, misunderstood males proceeding in a post-Me Too society, and binaries carving their paths in a segmented world. This conversation will create understanding, shift perspectives, and speak truth into an opinionated topic. Your voice deserves to be amplified. Come be a part of history. This event will be filmed and pitched to a recording artist for distribution. “There’s two sides to every story; I wish that I knew yours.” –Joyner Lucas

Annie (2014) Screening and Guided Discussion
5:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
NYC Campus | One Pace Plaza, W619

Join us in a movie screening to view the modern-day reimagining of the classic story of Annie, where a young Black girl navigating the New York City foster care system has her world changed by the rich mayoral candidate who takes her in. Following the screening, a guided discussion and analysis into the themes and changes of the story will be held. Light snacks will be provided.

Questions? Contact Zaria Braithwaite at

Saturday, November 4, 2023

DJ Henry Memorial Event | Football Game vs. University of New Haven
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Pleasantville Campus | Northwell Stadium

Sports were one of the most important aspects of DJ’s life and he was a proud member of our Pace Setters football program. Members of the Social Justice Week committee will offer a space to learn more about the life and legacy of DJ Henry and collect donations for the DJ Henry Dream Fund. A video from the DJ Henry Dream Fund will also be played during halftime. Please join the Pace community for this event to honor DJ and his legacy.
Questions? Contact Vincent Birkenmeyer at