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LGBTQA Welcome Week

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The LGBTQA and Social Justice Center welcomes you back with fun events including makeovers, manicures, self-defense lessons, and a fashion show!

Looking for a fabulous new look to kick off the new year? How about a workshop to help you strike that best Vogue pose? Maybe you’re trying to step into 2017 with skills in self-defense. Whatever your goals are, the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center in NYC is here to help with an exciting lineup of welcome back events.

Here’s a look at what’s on deck!

Monday, January 23

Mini Makeover Monday
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 902
New year, new you! Stop by the LGBTQA Center on your first day of classes to receive a free mini makeover or mini manicure from a team of professional manicurists and makeup artists including Miss Kenya, Michael Roman, and Ashley Jeudy. All gender expressions welcome! They will have some makeup on hand, but please feel free to bring your own.

Wednesday, January 26

LGBTQA/POC Self-Defense Workshop
12:10 p.m.–1:30 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 902
Step into the new year with new skills! Join the LGBTQA Center for an LGBTQA/POC self-defense workshop with instructor Adam Maria. In this session, you will learn to trust your intuition, know how to act in a harmful situation, build your street smarts, protect yourself, strengthen your confidence, and get in touch with peace of mind.

Thursday, January 26

Vogue Workshop (Happening Every Thursday!)
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | 41 Park Row, 8th Floor
Come on, Vogue! Strike a pose and learn to properly Vogue with legendary instructor Cesar Valentino in this workshop that would make Madonna proud.

Friday, January 27

Ice Cream Social
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 902
Love ice cream and making friends? LGBTQA students can enjoy some delicious free eats and get to know one another.

Monday, January 30

LGBTQA Mental Health Panel
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | Park Row 815, Student Lounge
Join the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center and the Counseling Center for a panel discussion on LGBTQA mental health, coping skills, and wellness featuring a panel of outstanding speakers and students, including White House honored activist Dior Vargas!

Additionally, the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center, Queer Society, and the Lavender Ladies will be hosting a Love Yourself LGBTQA Fashion show on Friday, February 10, at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Union. They are currently searching for both models to walk in the show and performers. Want to work it on the runway? To model, no experience is needed! They are looking for different bodies, shapes, sizes, styles, and looks to walk. Show off your LGBTQA style and love yourself wearing your own look, clothing, and fashion choices to express yourself. LGBTQA and allies are welcome to participate.

Have a talent you want to share with the Pace Community? They are looking for LGBTQA identified performers to open, close, and perform midway through the show. To perform, setup must be minimal with a backup track or one to two instruments are preferred.

To apply or for more information, e-mail Erin Furey at