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ōMA Online: Virtual Programs

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Discussions on social justice. Art competitions. Food assistance. Knitting sessions. The Office of Multicultural Affairs (ōMA) is going virtual with all their events in Spring 2020, and you’re invited! Join them as they continue to bring Pace together.

Art Competition: Love in the Time of COVID-19

A spin on Gabriel García Márquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera, this creative project examines “Love in the Time of COVID-19” through two lenses: short story and photography. Submit your work via email to Denise Santiago by Thursday, April 30, 2020, for a chance to win a $25 gift card and a feature on ōMA’s website!

The guidelines are as follows:

  • >> Short story submissions should be 3,000 words or less.
  • >> You may submit in both Word doc and PDF formats.
  • >> All work must be original (created by the person submitting).
  • >> Please indicate which category you fall under: student, faculty, or staff.

A $25 gift card will be awarded to the most compelling short story submissions by students, faculty, and staff (3 total) as well as the most compelling photograph submissions by students, faculty, and staff (3 total).

Food Assistance Programs

New York City Resources

Westchester Resources

Orange County

Sullivan County


Long Island


New Jersey

Zoom Talks: Knitting Circle Fridays

Knitting can be a wonderful way to reduce stress during this time of uncertainty. No matter how experienced you are, you’re welcome to join the weekly Zoom knitting sessions that happen every Friday at 12:00 p.m. with Friday, May 15, being the last one. The meeting ID is 342 884 141 and the password is 928616.

Zoom Talks: Social Justice Reading Mondays

To attend any of the following reading sessions, please join the social justice reading Zoom meeting (ID: 138 213 633, password: 985808). We hope to see you there!

Disparities and COVID-19
Monday, April 13 | 12:00 p.m.
“When they were all in the same dorms and eating the same dining hall food, the disparities in students’ backgrounds weren’t as clear as they are over video chat.”—Nicholas Casey, The New York Times

“Subliminal” Segregation
Monday, April 20 | 12:00 p.m.
“Books with white children and, like, ducks, were de rigueur, which I guess was fine for parents who were having white babies or ducks. But this was not going to work for my brown baby, who would spend a lifetime looking for her image in a pop cultural landscape.”—Denene Millner, The New York Times

Migrations: Why They Come
Monday, April 27 | 12:00 p.m.
“In one of the deadliest cities in the world, an embattled group of young men had little but their tiny patch of turf—and they would die to protect it.”—Azam Ahmed, The New York Times

Racism and Microaggressions
Monday, May 4 | 12:00 p.m.
“To see how your experience compares, answer some of the questions that were posed to 101 black teenagers as part of a study.”—Amy Harmon, The New York Times