Telling My Story: Reflections on Race, Culture, and Identity

Have a story to tell and need a platform? The Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Telling My Stories: Reflections on Race, Culture, and Identity documents the Pace Community’s personal experiences, uplifting or tragic, and gives voice to the voiceless. OMA wants to hear your personal stories about race, culture, sexual orientation, religion, age, and more.

Telling My Story: Reflections on Race, Culture, and Identity are testimonies that document personal experiences with race, culture, and identity–and how they have shaped the individual.

The voices represent students from Pace and the City University of New York (CUNY), as well as their family members and friends. They are young and aging; citizens and undocumented workers; heterosexual and queer. Some of their accounts are uplifting, while others are tragic and speak to the failures of immigration laws, the educational system, and public policies that are designed to protect the underserved and marginalized. Altogether, they form a kaleidoscope of experiences that at times mesh seamlessly and other times collide with our sensibilities. Nevertheless, they remain our stories.

If you would like to share your story, please send your typed, double-spaced submission (5-7 page maximum, preferably in a Microsoft Word document) to For further information, please contact Denise Belén Santiago at the above e-mail or at (212) 346-1546.  We look forward to hearing from you.