Recapping Weeks 1 and 2 of #EverydayActivism2020
Every April, we at the CCAR organize an Everyday Activism Challenge in which Pace students, staff, and faculty pledge to commit personal actions to have a positive environmental impact. This year, in light of COVID-19 and Pace’s move to remote learning, we are expanding our Everyday Activism Challenge to include advocacy, community building and self-care that you can do from wherever in the world you are social distancing! Thank you to everyone who has followed along so far!
Some highlights from weeks one and two!
We have shared resources and advocacy ideas covering topics such as the 2020 Census, voter registration, and self-care. Our petition to NY Governor Andrew Cuomo asking he allow all New Yorkers to vote absentee in the June 23rd primary was a success! On April 9th, two days after we began collecting signatures on our petition, he made the announcement!
Our student staff also hosted a few events as part of #EverydayActivism2020! Pleasantville Student Projects Coordinator Noelani Rivera hosted a letter writing workshop in support of global primary healthcare and the NYC Vote Everywhere Ambassadors, Erin Wilson and Emma Beach, answered questions covering all things Election 2020 over instagram!
We have also referred participants to external events, including a Bystander Intervention Training with Mount Sinai SAVI thanks to PAASA at Pace’s Sexual Violence Awareness Month programming.
What’s coming up next?
We will continue to post challenges on our social media (@ccarnyc and @ccarplv) every weekday in April. These advocacy recommendations and events will continue to cover themes of political engagement, community building, and self-care. We are particularly excited about our virtual Pace Votes Information Session on April 22nd where we will continue to build community with Pace students, staff, and faculty interested in gathering information and planning events around the 2020 Election!
We encourage you to follow along with our challenge and send us pictures of you completing the tasks, or engaging in your own form of everyday activism! You can post your photos on social media with #EverydayActivism2020 or send photos and/or thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We will continue to share experiences on our social media and blog throughout April!