Pace’s third annual Social Justice Week is scheduled for October 24-28, and we need your help planning and promoting this week-long event! All members of the Pace community – students, staff, and faculty – are invited to apply to serve on this year’s planning committee. Applications are due by Friday, March 11.

Social Justice Week Committee Application

Social Justice Week at Pace University is designed to provide a permanent memorial to DJ Henry and further engage Pace in social justice and the fight against racism. A community effort, the week aims to offer original programming that embraces the values ​​of equity and justice and engages the campus community in learning and dialogue activities centered on issues of social justice. Social Justice Week seeks to create spaces to challenge white supremacy among other forms of oppression and create a starting point from which meaningful dialogue and action can be created for the whole community. Pace.

The Social Justice Week Planning Committee has four sub-committees, each with a different mission. Students are invited to apply to serve as co-chair of a sub-committee. Please see the sub-committee descriptions below:

  • Marketing and communication : Design all marketing materials including Social Justice Week calendar, website and social media posts. Committee members will also distribute marketing materials to various newsletters, listservs, departments, and student organizations. Subcommittee members will also oversee the committee’s email account and respond to inquiries as needed. Much of the work of this sub-committee will take place in the month leading up to Social Justice Week and throughout the week itself.
  • DJ Henry Memorial: Plan and execute a DJ Henry Memorial event, activity or commemoration. This can take place on every campus or on a campus with planned access for all members of the Pace community. This program can take many forms and the planning process should include communication with the Henry family, through designated contacts. This sub-committee will begin planning the program(s) at the beginning of the semester and work will continue until the program date(s).
  • Program selection: Work with the Marketing and Communications Subcommittee to promote to the campus community the opportunity to submit program proposals for inclusion in Social Justice Week. This sub-committee will then review all submissions and select those to be included in the Social Justice Week schedule. The work of this sub-committee will take place throughout the month of September and at the very beginning of October.
  • Calendar: This sub-committee will coordinate with all program sponsors to create the Social Justice Week schedule. Committee members will strive to avoid multiple scheduling conflicts, receive all program information, and share the schedule in a timely manner with the Marketing and Communications sub-committee. This subcommittee also administers a survey of all program hosts. The work of this sub-committee will take place at the end of September and the beginning of October.

If you are unable to join the committee, but are interested in hosting an event during the week, please see our call for late summer/early fall program submissions.

In the meantime, learn more about DJ’s story by watching this video produced by DJ Henry Dream Fund or browsing this comic by @thefakepan on Instagram.

Applications must be sent no later than Friday, March 11. Please email [email protected] with any questions.