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What do we want? Events! When do we want them? Now! The Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts a Protest 101 panel discussion, knitting for a cause, discussion groups, and more through February in NYC.

Have some free time on your hands? The Office of Multicultural Affairs wants you to put them up in protest, get to knitting, or place them firmly on the ground as you breathe in and out. February might be half way over, but OMA's events schedule is jam-packed with activities and discussion groups to get you through the rest of the month. 

Wellness Wednesdays—Pilates
Wednesdays, February 18 and 25 │ 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. │ Student Union, Reading Room
Sculpt a lean physique through classical pilates exercises on the mat. Performed barefoot or in socks, each pilates move will help strengthen your core and improve posture, flexibility, and stability. Your instructor Samone Weissman, a certified comprehensive pilates instructor, will take you through flexion, extension, stability, and mobility exercises, as well as full-body stretches. Please make sure to wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Urban Male Initiative Discussion Group
Wednesdays, February 18 and 25 │ 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. │ 41 Park Row, Room 905
Designed to facilitate the retention, scholarship, graduation, and leadership of historically underrepresented Black and Latino males, the Urban Male Initiative is a collective of committed faculty and staff that represent the diversity of New York City who come together for one reason: to ensure your successful graduation from Pace.

Shades Discussion Group
Thursday, February 19 │ 3:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m. │ 41 Park Row, Room 905
Shades: A Women of Color Collective is a collective/ mentoring program that encourages collaborative research, scholarship, leadership, and community building in order to facilitate your successful graduation from Pace.

Knitting for a Cause
Fridays, February 20 and 27 │ 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. │ 41 Park Row, 9th Floor Reception Area
Join novice and seasoned knitters at the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Knitting for a Cause Fridays, where you’ll help knit 400 hats/blankets to benefit pediatric cancer patients of Harlem Hospital for the upcoming December 2015 holiday season.

Protest 101
Tuesday, February 24 │ 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. │ Student Union
The US has once again been thrust into a maelstrom of protests. Join in a conversation that examines civil disobedience movements from the 1963 March on Washington to the 2014 Hands Up, Don’t Shoot campaigns. Panelists include Professor of Sociology Roger Salerno; Assistant Professor of Political Science Emily Welty, PhD; Projects and Operations Coordinator at the Center for Academic Excellence Leonard Burg; and Associate Professor of History Patricia Gloster-Coates, PhD, discuss how we keep the social justice momentum going once the protests are over. Moderated by Associate Professor of Communication Studies Satish Kolluri, PhD.

Shades and Urban Male Initiative Discussion Group
Thursday, February 26 │ 3:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m. │ 41 Park Row, Room 905
The men of the Urban Male Initiative and the women of Shades: A Women of Color Collective come together to discuss retention, scholarship, community building, leadership, and more at Pace.

For more information on these and other events, click here.

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