Pace Pride

The LGBTQA and Social Justice Center is prepping for their annual Ally Week, but that’s not all. Rainbow and Religion, the Breaking the Silence Fair, and Lavender Awards Ceremony coming up this month!

Thanks for Being an Ally—The LGBTQA Center celebrates Ally Week with a series of programs and discussions all week long!

Bathroom Equity Workshop
Monday, April 15, 2:30 p.m.
W402, One Pace Plaza
This workshop will explore gender equity in relation to equal and safe access to public restrooms and accommodations. Register here.

Ally Discussion
Monday, April 15, 12:00 p.m.
Room 903, 41 Park Row,  9th floor
Let’s talk! Stop by the LGBTQA Center for a discussion on the various experiences of being an ally.

Safe Zone Training
Tuesday, April 16, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
106 Fulton 2nd floor lounge
Be a safe zone for LGBTQ Setters. Safe Zone training is an interactive and exploratory workshop that provides a foundation of knowledge to be an effective ally to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students, faculty, and staff.  Participants will have opportunities to share and learn from each other as well to ask questions throughout. Register here.

Queer People of Color (QPOC) Focus Group
Wednesday April 17, 2:30 p.m.
Room 903, 41 Park Row, 9th floor
Join Pace Psychology Professor Christopher Godfrey at the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center for a discussion that will focus on the experiences of LGBTQA people of color.

For more info on being an Ally, click here.

Shhhhh: National Day of Silence Tabling
Thursday, April 18, 11:00 a.m. –4:00 p.m.
In front of the Library, One Pace Plaza
The National Day of Silence is a day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools. Stonewall members will be tabling and handing out flyers, stickers, t-shirts, and taking pictures with signs of why people are staying silent throughout the day to inform and raise awareness within the Pace community. Sign up in Room 901, 41 Park Row, if you’re interested in helping with tabling.

The Rainbow and Religion
Friday, April 19, 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Room W614, One Pace Plaza
Explore faith identities in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity at this panel. Join the Center for a panel that will consist of LGBTQA-identified students, faculty, staff, community members, and religious leaders who will talk about how they navigate their identities, their beliefs, and their place both in the LGBTQA community and in their own faith community. Share experiences, ask questions, and learn in a safe, judgment-free environment. If you identify as LGBTQA and believe in or practice some kind of faith and would like to be a part of this panel, please contact Denarii Monroe at dm70910n@pace.edu.

Breaking the Silence Fair
Monday, April 22
11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Come break the silence with Pace Stonewall Coalition and the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center as we celebrate LGBTQA leaders and activists while connecting and creating solidarity among students, faculty and staff. Together we will speak up against LGBTQA and social justice issues and continue to advocate for equality. Through speech, spoken word, music, and art, the University’s LGBTQA community will be seen and heard. Performances begin at 12:30 p.m. Free food and prizes.

The First Annual Lavender Awards
Wednesday, April 24, 6:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room
The LGBTQA and Social Justice Center will host its first annual Lavender Award Ceremony to recognize Pace students, staff, faculty, and alumni who have made lasting contributions to the LGBTQA community. The ceremony will include a networking cocktail hour from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., followed by a special film screening depicting the building of the Center, a presentation of the esteemed Trailblazer Award to Pace Professor Karla Jay, PhD, for her lifetime of leadership, education, advocacy, and service to the LGBTQA community in and outside of Pace, and an award ceremony. Leadership and Advocacy Awards will be given away, and accompanied with cash prizes. You may nominate individuals by clicking here. The evening will conclude with a dessert and coffee hour. Graduating students are encouraged to register to receive a rainbow tassel! Register to attend here.

Win $1,000: Submit to the Kelly Herbert Writing Award
This year’s topic: Your story. Your stories around lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, or ally experiences and realities are powerful and important. Whether your story is about love, loss, battling for equality, or inner contemplation, the LGBTQA Center would like you to submit a story (non-fiction or fiction) of your choice that you believe has the power to educate and evoke the diverse range of LGBTQA and ally experiences. Submissions are due by April 15. Learn more.

For more on LGBTQA Center events, visit their website.