Welcome to Peer Advocacy and Community Education!

Peer Advocacy and Community Education (PACE) is a collective of trained peer educators who bring workshops and events to the PLU community that place an emphasis on gender equity, sexuality, health, and violence prevention.

If you are interested in becoming a peer educator with PACE you can fill out the PACE Interest Form below or email pace@plu.edu.

PACE's Training Topics

We are happy to tailor existing workshops to better fit your needs or to work with you to develop new trainings and dialogues for your particular audience. Email pace@plu.edu for more information!

CONSENT

The purpose of the Consent Workshop is to inform and provide students with the tools to understand what consent is, how it is obtained, and what it looks like for them in a sex positive light. Consent will be defined through the lens of the PLU Code of Conduct, and the topic of enthusiastic consent will be introduced and discussed. Participants will be asked to consider and reflect on the complexities of consent and the variety of contexts in which consent is relative.

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

This workshop examines how relationships seen in the media and personal experience shape our idea of intimacy. Participants will consider the values, strengths, and weaknesses they bring to interpersonal relationships. Unhealthy and abusive relationship red flags will also be discussed.

GENDER & SEXUALITY

What is the gender spectrum? Aren’t there just two genders? What does it mean to be trans and is that a common experience? This presentation addresses these and other questions related to gender and sexuality.

ACTIVE BYSTANDER

This training prepares each member of the PLU community to be active bystanders and look out for one another in order to create a safer community for all. We care about our friends – this presentation provides an overview of warning signs and skills for response when they are at risk or have had a harmful experience.