Office of Multicultural Affairs Current Highlights
Monday, September 24th
Indulge yourself in one of your first snow cones of the fall season. Sample flavors like anis (anise), guanabana (guava), tamarind, or plain old cherry.
Donations: Make sure and register to Vote.
4th Annual Chalk Festival
Friday, September 28th
1 Pace Plaza Entrance
Calling all activists, dreamers, dog-walkers and future MBA’s! Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs in its 3rd Annual Chalk Festival. Using the pavement as your canvas, show us your best rendition of what it means to be a citizen of the world!
First Prize: $100 American Express Gift Card
Stop and Frisk: Racial Profiling or Deterrent to Crime?
Thursday, October 11th
It’s no secret to people of color that stop & frisk policies have plagued their existences for generations. However, under the current New York City administration, men and women, regardless of age are being stopped, questioned and searched at alarming rates. In 2011, for example, 85% of the 700,000 stops involved Blacks and Latino/as. The rationale, according to New York City’s mayor, police commissioner, public policy analysts and some leaders in Black and Latino communities is that these practices make communities safer lower the crime rate. Whether you agree or disagree, join us in what will prove to be a provocative discussion.
Panelists: Floyd Patterson, Clinical Social Worker: South End Community Health Center
Randolph McLaughlin, Professor: Pace Law School
Sara LaPlante, Data and Policy Analyst Coordinator: New York Civil Liberties Union
Christina Chuliver, Assistant District Attorney—Pace Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security
Moderator: Satish Kolluri, PhD
Thursday, October 18th
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 us in this provocative panel and writers’ workshop to both hear and create our own stories.
Panelists: Justin Torres, We The Animals
Alicia Anabel Santos, Finding Your Force: A Journey to Love
Carlos Vazquez, Contraband
Meriam Rodriguez, Adelina’s Perfect Girl
Moderator: Nivea Castro, J.D., Activist
4rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture and Reception
SOCIAL JUSTICE & THE MEDIA:
AN EVENING WITH SPIKE LEE
Thursday, January 31, 2013
SCIMMEL AUDITORIUM, 1 PACE PLAZA
In commenration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Join critically acclaimed writer, Producer and Director, Spike Lee as he reflects on the role of the mdeia as change agents in the quest for social justice. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs // Student Developement and Campus Activities // Urban Male Initiative // Black Student Union. A live simulcast of the event will be presented on the Westchester Campus. Seating is limited. First Come, First Served.
SHADES - The Black & Latina Women's Collective
MEET & GREET:
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
3:30PM - 5:00PM
41 Park Row, 9th Floor
Diversity Campus Climate Surveys (April - May 2013)
Office of Multicultural Affairs:
Deadline: Friday May 17, 2013
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· Digital Storytelling Project