LGBTQA & Social Justice Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Asexual and Ally Social Justice Center

41 Park Row, RM 901, 9th Floor, 212.346.1952, office Hours 9am-5pm, Mon.-Frid. 

Our Mission:

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Asexual and Ally (LGBTQA) Social Justice Center exists to create campus environments that are inclusive and supportive of student, staff, and faculty diversity in the areas of sexuality and gender identity and expression. The office promotes identity expression, self determination and exploration on all levels for all members of Pace University through advocacy, education, activism, programming and a commitment to social justice.

Functions of the Center:

  • Serve as a clear and visible sign of university-sanctioned support for the LGBTQ and ally community. 
  • Create a welcoming environment for all people interested in developing their understanding of LGBTQ and ally issues.
  • Advocacy, activism and community building with a focus on diversity, multicultural issues and social justice
  • Education and outreach on the isolating impact of gender and sexuality norming.
  • Help students, staff and faculty to build conscientious communities of care, inclusion, support, and trust.
  • Recognize and explore the differences in ability, age, ethnicity, gender, health, language, national origin, race, religion, and socioeconomic among the LGBTQ and ally student, staff and faculty population.
  • Celebrate how differences in the LGBTQ and ally student staff and faculty population can enrich campus and local communities.
  • Provide direct service to LGBTQ students, staff, faculty and their allies in the forms of advisement, advocacy, career networking, referral services, education and training, event sponsorship and co-sponsorship, leadership development, and peer mentorship programs.

 

Meet the Center Staff here.

Center Library: 

Check out center book, DVD and VHS listings & drop by to check them out! 

LGBTQA Center Newsletters: Want to know about the great things happening for LGBTQA Students, Staff, Faculty and Alumni? Check out our Newsletters.


Volunteer and Internship Opportunities: 

The Center was built through the volunteer efforts of the Pace Community. Students, staff, faculty and alumni dedicated their time to creating this space and advocating for staff and programatic funds. This Center Functions on the principle of Social Justice and a shared interest in Community Wellness and Health.  Students are welcome to inquire about volunteer and internship opportunities with the Center. Click here for more information. 


LGBTQA and Social Justice Center Welcome Events & Discussion Series!

New and returning students WELCOME!  Check out our welcome events and discussion series below or click here for our Queer Calander! Don't forget to friend us on Facebook and stop by the LGBTQA Lounge for free coffee, tea, fun and smiles Monday through Friday between 9-5pm @ 41 Park Row, 9th Floor, Room 901 & 903!

LGBTQA Center Welcome Party!
Friday, September 5
1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
41 Park Row, 9th Floor, Room 903

Join Center staff, student leaders of Pace's LGBTQA student groups, and faculty to learn more about LGBTQA events, internship and volunteer opportunities, Center services and to make new friends! Food and fun will be had!

LGBTQA Dean’s Reception

Tuesday, September 9
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Student Union, B-level 1 Pace Plaza

Get a tiny taste of Pace pride as the Dean for Students hosts a welcome reception for all students, where you can learn about resources available to LGBTQA students. Lots of food and fun games!

Out @ Pace Panel
Friday, September 12
2pm to 3:30pm
41 Park Row 9th floor lounge

Come meet LGBTQA members of the Pace community and learn about their experiences being out at Pace! Food will be served!

Queer People of Color Reception
Monday, September 15
2:30pm-4:00PM
Meeting Room A, B-level 1 Pace Plaza

Join the LGBTQA & Social Justice Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs for a reception for queer people of color and our allies. Learn about the Queer People of Color Collective discussion series this semester and meet fellow students, staff and faculty! Food will be served!

West Village Walking Tour
Wednesday, September 17
12:20 Meet at front steps of One Pace Plaza
*Bring your metro card

Join us for a casual walking tour of the West Village with LGBTQA Center staff followed by free ice cream!

4th Annual New York Transgender Conference
Friday, September 19, 2014
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, in the Michael Schimmel Theater 

Please join Community Healthcare Network and Pace University for an informative conference on transgender healthcare. The panels will cover topics such as caring for youth and adults, mental health issues, program implementation, community perspective workshops and more! There will be a question and answer portion and breakaway sessions. *Remember to register ahead of time **Lunch will be served.

Let's Chat
Friday, September 26 @ 12PM
41 Park Row, Room 903

Join the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center for a conversation about finding community at Pace. What does it mean to have community? How do we build it? Where do we fit in?
 

LGBTQA CENTER DISCUSSION SERIES:

T*-TIME
TUESDAYS @ 2:30PM
OCT 14 & 28, NOV 11 & 25
@ 41 PARK ROW, 9TH FLR, RM 903.

Join J-Mase III, the rowdiest trans queer poet around, for a discussion series for trans* and gender nonconforming folks. Trans* encompasses the many diverse identities that exist under and outside of the transgender umbrella. This includes but is not limited to transgender, genderqueer, agender, genderless, genderf*ck, third gender, two spirit, bigender, non gendered and those who are questioning their gender identity. If you are interested in joining this group, sign up is required and space is limited, so please contact: Kelly Herbert @ kherbert@pace.edu to learn more about the group.

JUST B!
TUESDAYS @
3:30PM
OCT 7 AND 21, NOV 4 AND 18
@ 41 PARK ROW, 9th FL, RM 903

Join a discussion group for bisexual pansexual & non-monosexual identified people who are looking for a safe space to meet, mingle & discuss their experiences and realities. If you are interested in joining this group, sign up is required and space is limited, so please contact: Kelly Herbert @ kherbert@pace.eduto learn more about the group.

COMING OUT GROUP
MONDAYS @ 12:30
OCT 6, 20 & 27, NOV 3, 10, AND 17
@ 41 PARK ROW, 9th FL, RM 903

Are you thinking of coming out? Questioning? Always coming out? Wondering if you should come out? Are you dating someone who is not out? The LGBTQA & Social Justice Center, will begin our Coming Out Group to discuss various issues and realities associated with the ongoing process of coming out.If you are interested in joining this group, sign up is required and space is limited, so please contact: Kelly Herbert @ kherbert@pace.eduto learn more about the group.

QUEER PEOPLE OF COLOR-COLLECTIVE ("QPOC-C")
FRIDAYS @ 12
OCT 3 AND 10, NOV 14TH
@ 41 Park Row, 9th FL, RM 903

Join the LGBTQA & Social Justice Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs for a series of facilitated conversations that celebrate, empower and create space for queer people of color to share stories, experiences and create community. The QPOC-C will instigate dialogue around important topics that impact QPOC identity development, academic and professional life and relationships. Conversations will be facilitated by Dr. Denise B. Santiago and Dr. Christopher Godfrey.

THE GAY & QUEER MALE EXPERIENCE
FRIDAYS @ 12
OCT 17 AND 31, DEC 5 and DEC 12
@ 41 PARK ROW, 9TH FL, RM 903

Join staff member Jonathan Hooker and Professor Jason Whitesel for a series of conversations about issues and realities experienced by bisexual, pansexual and queer men. Topics will include body image, health, dating, sex, drugs and NYC.