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Taking a Stand

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Each year, almost 293,000 people become victims of sexual assault. This April, Pace brings you a host of advocacy and educational events and opportunities during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Every 2 1/2 minutes, a person is raped in this country. Join the Pace Community in raising awareness and fighting back against sexual assault with a series of events including Take Back the Night, self-defense workshops, and more.

Join the Deans for Students, Greek life, Peer Advocates Against Sexual Assault (PAASA), #PaceUEndRape, Step UP! Committee, CCAR, and so many others for a series of education, awareness, and prevention programs this month at Pace. 


WESTCHESTER CAMPUS:

International Women’s Solidarity March
Monday, April 4 | 11:45 a.m. | Miller Lawn  
Join the Peace and Justice Society and CCAR for a march and tabling in support of women’s justice around the world.

Sexual Assault Prevention Discussion
Wednesday, April 6 | 12:00 p.m. | Room 213/214, Kessel Student Center
Join us for an LGBTQA lunch discussion on sexual assault prevention and how it affects those in the LGBTQA community.

Pizza for Peace
Friday, April 8 | 12:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Grab a slice and meet the new peer educator program members and collaborate on ways to support women.

Online Living and Revenge Porn
Tuesday, April 12 | 3:25 p.m. | Room 213/214, Kessel Student Center
An interactive discussion about the new consequences technology has on intimacy. In this digital age, how can anything be truly private? Hosted by the Partnership of Women for Empowerment and Respect (POWER).

Are You A Light Weight?
Tuesday, April 12 | 9:00 p.m. | Multipurpose Room, Kessel Student Center
Learn just how much is too much with this experiential event featuring alcohol impairment goggles. Discuss the impact of drinking on the body and learn about the real consequences of alcohol misuse.

My Right—Yes or No?
Tuesday, April 12 | 9:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite
What are our rights as women? What are our rights as men? What are the gender stereotypes that dictate our rights? Find out at this interactive discussion about rights.

Tunnel of Oppression 
Thursday, April 14, and Friday, April 15 | 9:30 p.m. | Lienhard Lecture Hall
Tunnel of Oppression is a global social justice education program that enlists collegiate students and professionals to enact scenes of daily oppression that take place in our lives.  Our goal is to make students aware, process those reactions, and then provide venues for students to take continued action in their communities. This year we will feature ability, privilege, sexism, mass incarceration, sexual assault, by-stander responsibility, and coming out as a college student.

Considering Sex Assault, Part 1: Creating
Tuesday, April 19 | 3:25 p.m. | Room 213/214, Kessel Student Center
A discussion sponsored by the Partnership of Women for Empowerment and Respect (POWER) about sexual assault and its implications in our society. This will be an introductory discussion, with a follow-up discussion on April 26.

Step UP! Rides
Monday, April 25–Friday, April 29 | 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Catch a ride on the STEP UP! Cart. STEP UP! Is a bystander intervention program that teaches students, faculty, and staff how to intervene in problematic situations. If you see the STEP UP cart, don't hesitate to hop on!

Considering Sex Assault, Part 2: Processing
Tuesday, April 26 | 3:25 p.m. | Room 213/214, Kessel Student Center
A discussion sponsored by the Partnership of Women for Empowerment and Respect (POWER) about sexual assault and its implications in our society. This will be a follow-up to an introductory discussion held on April 19.

The Sensuality Party—A play by The New Group
Thursday, April 28 | 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
This new play by Justin Kuritzkes has been brought to life at colleges across all five boroughs of New York City. In it, six college students reflect on an afternoon of group sex they shared during their first semester and how what began as casual experimentation went horribly wrong. As they internalize and even fetishize this event, they battle their own disaffection and disconnection from the wider world. Student tickets are available for $10 with code STUDENT. A limited amount of free tickets are available for each performance. Click here to reserve your seat.

 

NEW YORK CITY CAMPUS:

Town Hall: “How the Media Shapes the Conversation of Sexual Assault”
Wednesday, April 13 | 7:00 p.m. | Room W603A, One Pace Plaza
Join the Dean for Students, PAASA, and #PaceUEndRape for a candid discussion on how all forms of media influences the dialogue and education: the positives, the negatives, and in between.

Day of Awareness Activities
Tuesday, April 19 | 12:00 p.m. | Courtyard
Get information about advocacy groups on campus and how you can get involved.

Reproductive Justice
Tuesday, April 19 | 6:00 p.m. | Student Union
Hosted by the Women's and Gender Studies Department, this non-partisan event on Reproductive Justice features panelists from the Center for Reproductive Rights, CTZNWELL, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the NYC chapter of the ACLU, who will discuss the potential impact of the 2016 election and Supreme Court Justice nomination on reproductive rights and women's health at the state and federal level. 

PAASA Take Back The Night and Shout Out
Tuesday, April 19 | 8:00 p.m. | Courtyard
Pace students, faculty, and staff will take to the streets to raise awareness of sexual assault at Take Back the Night (TBTN), a national vigil dedicated to survivors of “crimes of silence.” Stand in solidarity for all those who have experienced attacks of sexual violence and march through the community holding posters and candles, wearing t-shirts, and chanting to shatter the silence and stop the violence. Sponsored by #PaceUEndRape.

Sex in the Dark
Tuesday, April 19 | 9:30 p.m. | 55 John Street
Consent isn’t sexy, it’s necessary; but what exactly is consent and how do you have that talk? Learn the skills and strategies you need to give and get enthusiastic consent without ruining the moment.

Self Defense with Brian Evans
Wednesday, April 20 | 12:15 p.m.| Fulton Lounge
Pace Professor and Assistant Provost for Experiential Learning Brian Evans, EdD, will host a free self-defense workshop for the community, where you’ll learn some basic techniques.

Panel: “Evolution of Sex Positivity”
Wednesday, April 20 | 12:15 p.m. | Room E329, One Pace Plaza
Join Dyson Women’s and Gender Studies professors Carolyn Chalker, PhD, and Emily Bent, PhD; New York City Dean for Students Marijo Russell-O’Grady, PhD; Residential Life Community Coordinator Shaquana Gadsden, and Pace student Larissa Szilagyi for a candid discussion about sex in their early adulthood and how things are different or the same today. 

The Sensuality Party—A play by The New Group
Monday, April 25–Wednesday, April 27 | 7:00 p.m. | Student Union
This new play by Justin Kuritzkes has been brought to life at colleges across all five boroughs of New York City. In it, six college students reflect on an afternoon of group sex they shared during their first semester and how what began as casual experimentation went horribly wrong. As they internalize and even fetishize this event, they battle their own disaffection and disconnection from the wider world. Student tickets are available for $10 with code STUDENT. A limited amount of free tickets are available for each performance. Visit www.pace.edu/tickets to reserve your seat.

For more information about events in PLV and sexual assault resources on Pace’s campuses, visit www.pace.edu/sexualassault.

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