Discuss Diversity

Get down and dirty, ace the interview, weigh in on justice for Trayvon, and much more as the Office of Multicultural Affairs brings you a unique lineup of events.

The ABCs of Emergency Psychological First Aid
Wednesday, September 18
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
One Pace Plaza, Room TBA
This workshop will review how to develop a basic personal disaster plan, including what to pack in case you need to leave home in a hurry. We will also discuss how help others reduce their stress symptoms and promote healthy recovery in the aftermath of a disaster.

Trayvon Martin: A Community Discussion
Thursday, September 19
3:25 p.m–5:00 p.m.
One Pace Plaza, Room TBA
Join professors Amy Foerster, Ida Dupont, Demosthenes Long, and Satish Kolluri in an insightful and multidisciplinary discussion on the Trayvon martin case/verdict. What does this say about race, crime, and culture in America? Has justice been served? Or do we still need to find “Justice for Trayvon?” Weigh in and make your voice heard.

Shades: A Black and Latina Women’s Collective Reception
Tuesday, September 24
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
41 Park Row, 9th Floor Reception Area
Mix and mingle with the women of Shades, the sister to the Urban Male Initiative, which was born last semester. Throughout the year, this group of emerging scholars will participate in workshops, including one with the Provost on the importance of undergraduate research, another on table service and etiquette, and even self-defense classes for women. Also including a civic engagement component, Shades mentors and mentees can participate in community service on urban farms in the South Bronx. Everyone is invited to attend the reception, no matter what race or ethnicity.

Queer Students of Color Reception
Wednesday, September 25
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
41 Park Row, 9th Floor Reception Area
Join the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs for a reception for Queer People of Color and our allies. Meet, greet, and eat! Learn about each department’s services, meet student group leaders, and get connected to academic and internship opportunities.

Ace the Interview!
Thursday, September 26
3:25 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
Student Union
Job interviews are about more than just what is on your resume. We will review basic etiquette for before, during and after the job interview.
Sponsored by Urban Male Initiative and Shades Collective

Merrell Down and Dirty Mud Run
Sunday, September 29
Orchard Beach: Bronx, New York, 9:00 a.m.
Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center, and the Student Veterans of America at Pace at the Merrell Down and Dirty 5K Mud Run. Why run? Why mud? Well, it’s for a good cause. Proceeds go to Operation Gratitude, a volunteer-based organization that annually sends 100,000 care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items, and personal letters to U.S. Service Members. Just as important, participating in the mud run, puts to use all of those skills we’ve learned at Pace: leadership, team-building, perseverance, goal-setting, compassion and risk-taking. Walkers are also welcome! For registration information, contact Denise Belen Santiago, Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, at dsantiago@pace.edu or (212) 346-1546.

Plus, much more to come from OMA including workshops on women’s health and sexuality, meals, manners, and interviews, research, and more!

Proud Latin@s

On October 18, OMA invites you to hear from LGBTQ Latin@ writers and share your own story at a panel and writer’s workshop.

Although numerous strides have been made regarding LGBTQ rights in recent years—the remaining challenges are many. What does it mean to be gay, lesbian, transgender, or bisexual in Latin@ communities? How do we find/create our voices after a lifetime of hearing our families make disparaging remarks about “esas gentes” (those people)? What strategies do we employ as allies to combat homophobia in our families and communities?

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Hispanic Task Force on October 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room for In Our Own Words—On Our Own Terms: Reflections of Latin@ LGBTQ Writers, a provocative panel and writers’ workshop to both hear and create stories. Panelists include:

Justin Torres, We The Animals
Alicia Anabel Santos, Finding Your Force: A Journey to Love
Carlos Vazquez, Contraband
Meriam Rodriguez, Adelina’s Perfect Girl

Moderated by: Nivea Castro, JD, Activist

The event includes the writers reading selections from their work, lunch, and a writing workshop for participants to tell their own stories, which will be used as part of a digital storytelling project.

“We decided to have the writers talk about their experience in what is largely a homophobic society within the Latino community,” says OMA Director Denise Belén Santiago, PhD. “They will also be addressing how we become allies and how to effectively combat homophobia.”

For more information, contact Denise Belén Santiago at (212) 346-1546 or dsantiago@pace.edu.

Back to the Drawing Board

Leave your mark on Pace and join OMA in chalking up the sidewalks at their annual Chalk Festival. One person will take home a $100 gift card!

Calling all activists…dreamers…dog-walkers…and future MBAs. Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs at its 3rd Annual Chalk Festival from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in front of One Pace Plaza on September 28 in NYC.

Using the sidewalk as your canvas, show us your best rendition of what it means to be a citizen of the world! First prize is a $100 American Express gift card.

Want to win a $25 Starbucks gift card on top of that? Snap some photos of the chalk festival and email them to thepulse@pace.edu by October 1 to compete in our Student Photo Contest!