Research and Resources

The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites you to two important discussions. Hear from the Provost about how you can gain research experience and find out what’s available for our aging family members.

Research…Publish…ME? The Importance of Research in Undergraduate Education
Tuesday, October 29
3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m.
Meeting Room A
This workshop will inform you of the benefits of connecting with faculty and working on research projects in your area of interest or major. Not only will you gain invaluable skills, your research could possibly be published and enhance your future opportunities for internships, graduate studies, and job prospects. Pace Provost Uday Sukhatme, ScD, will speak.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Eldercare But Were Afraid to Ask
Wednesday, November 6
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Meeting Room A, One Pace Plaza
This workshop provides an overview of the entire spectrum of care for our aging family members, from Meals on Wheels to skilled nursing care—with information on how to find it and who pays for it. Sara Sadin, Geriatric Care Manager, will be facilitating the workshop. Resource materials will be distributed.

RSVP to OMA Director Denise Belen Santiago, PhD, at (212) 346-1546 or


Former NFL player turned LGBT advocate Wade Davis Jr. discusses when masculinity and being gay collide at the 1st Annual MADP Spring Speaker Series on March 18 in PLV. >>Read More

On March 18, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programming welcomes former NFL player Wade Davis Jr. to keynote its Spring Speaker Series at 9:00 p.m. in the Gottesman Room on the PLV Campus.

Davis, who was signed as a free agent for the Tennessee Titans, played in preseason games for the Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks, and went on to play for the Barcelona Dragons and Berlin Thunder as part of NFL Europe, came out in 2012 when he began working at the Hetrick Martin Institute (HMI), where he teaches promising LGBT youth how to define success for themselves and thrive in society.

Davis will discuss the intersections between masculinity and being gay and his own journey at this event sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Athletic Department, Black Student Union, and Gay Straight Alliance.

He is also a member of the GLSEN sports advisory board, and is an LGBT Surrogate for President Obama, in which he speaks at events on behalf of the President. His writing has appeared in the Huffington Post, New York Times, and other outlets, and he has also appeared on CNN, NPR, and BET. His own book, Interference, about his journey from adolescence to coming out, which details his relationship with his mother, playing in the NFL, working with LGBTQ youth, and the Obama election, is scheduled to be released later this year.

Empty Your Pockets…and Your Pride?

NYC’s controversial stop and frisk policies: friend or foe? OMA hosts a provocative conversation on whether they’re making the city safer or targeting communities.

You have the right to remain silent, but we wouldn’t recommend that you do on October 11, as the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Urban Male Initiative host Stop + Frisk: Racial Profiling or Deterrent to Crime?, a provocative discussion about the controversial stop and frisk policies from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room on the NYC Campus.

During the first six months of 2012, New Yorkers were stopped by the police 337,434 times; 298,919 were totally innocent (89 percent); 179,449 were black (53 percent); 107,812 were Latino (32 percent); and 31,891 were white (9 percent). According to New York City’s mayor, police commissioner, select public policy analysts, and some leaders in Black and Latino communities, stop and frisk practices make communities safer and lower the crime rate. But are the police stops discriminatory, and are they at the expense of constitutional rights? Do the benefits outweigh the taxpayer cost of these arrests? Whether you agree, disagree, or are somewhere in the middle, join OMA in what will prove to be an exciting discussion.

Panelists include:

Christina Chuliver, former Assistant District Attorney and Pace Professor of Criminal Justice and Security
Sara LaPlante, Data and Policy Analyst Coordinator: New York Civil Liberties Union
Randolph McLaughlin, Pace Law School Professor
Eric Adams, New York State Senator

The event will be moderated by Pace Communications Studies Professor Satish Kolluri.

For more information contact Denise Belén Santiago at or (212) 346-1546.

Celebrate Nueva York!

On November 10, 15, and 17, join the Office of the Provost and Hispanic-Latino Task Force in a celebration of Latino Theater and Film in NYC, featuring Puerto Rican culture, an evening with a Sundance Film Festival finalist, and lice. Keep reading…

The Hispanic-Latino Task Force proudly presents a celebration of New York Latino Theater and Film in NYC.

On November 10, enjoy an evening of theater in the Boogie Down Bronx at Fly-Babies Piojos, Pregones Theater’s biting new musical comedy about lice. Yes, we said lice. And contrary to popular belief, they don’t only happen to the poor. In a world full of class divisions, misunderstandings, and wars, this musical featuring Baroque music, rock, tango, and cha-cha will tackle something common to all humankind–lice, also known as fly-babies.

We know you’re itching to see this, so make sure to reserve your spot to meet the group in front of One Pace Plaza and leave at 6:15 p.m.

On November 15, Pace will host Gun Hill Road: A Screening and Evening with Director Rashaad Ernesto Green in the Multipurpose Room.  Gun Hill Road, an intricate portrait of a family in transition, tells the story of an ex-con who returns home after three years in prison to find his wife is hiding an emotional affair and his teenage son is exploring a sexual transformation.  See the film, which was a finalist for the esteemed Jury Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, followed by a discussion with the film’s writer and director.

Finally, on November 17, get a taste of Puerto Rican culture at La Gringa, a play about a young woman from New York who goes to Puerto Rico in search of her extended family and her culture. The group will meet in front of One Pace Plaza and leave at 6:15 p.m.

All events are sponsored by the Office of the Provost and are free of charge. Tickets are available in limited quantity so RSVP to Professor Iride LaMartina-Lens at or OMA Director Denise Santiago at For more information, click here.

Battling Body Bullying: The “Weighty” Issue of Worth

Join Good Girls Don’t Get Fat author and body image expert Dr. Robyn Silverman and the Office of Multicultural Affairs in an evening of exploring inner and outer body bullying on March 22 on the NYC Campus.

A recent poll shows that 95 percent of girls between the ages of 16 and 21 want to change their bodies in some way. That’s why the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Development and Campus Activities, and the Alpha Nu Chapter of the Hermandad Sigma Iota Alpha are proud to present Battling Body Bullying: The “Weighty” Issue of Worth on March 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room on the NYC Campus.

Join Dr. Robyn Silverman and OMA’s very own Theater Lab for an interactive evening to explore inner and outer body bullying and what can be done to work toward a healthier and happier body image.

Dr. Robyn Silverman is a body image expert and award-winning writer, who is known for her no-nonsense yet positive approach to helping young people and their families thrive. She has also been the body image expert for 18 books, including Good Girls Don’t Get Fat: How Weight Obsession Is Messing Up Our Girls & How We Can Help Them Thrive Despite It. She is also an expert in appearance discrimination and body esteem development for the Applied Developmental Science Encyclopedia, a handbook for psychologists. Dr. Silverman has been a featured expert on Good Morning America, Nightline, The Tyra Show, NPR, and many others. A meet and greet with Dr. Silverman will follow the presentation and refreshments will be served.

To RSVP or for further information please contact Melanie Robles at 212-346-1261/ or Denise Belen Santiago at 212-346-1546/

Hit the Drawing Board

Calling all activists…dreamers…dog walkers…future MBAs…Stop by the Courtyard in NYC on September 14, pick up some chalk, and use the sidewalk as your canvas to show us your best rendition of what it means a global citizen of the world at the Office of Multicultural Affairs Chalk Festival.

Calling all activists…dreamers…dog walkers…future MBAs…Stop by the Courtyard in NYC on September 14, pick up some chalk, and use the sidewalk as your canvas to show us your best rendition of what it means a global citizen of the world at the Office of Multicultural Affairs Chalk Festival.