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Pride at Pace: Fall 2019 (PLV)

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Drag culture. Coming out. Queer career job search. Grab your coffee during common hour and join Pride at Pace for their LGBTQA+ Fall 2019 discussion series! They will be tackling important topics in an inclusive environment on the PLV Campus.

Pride at Pace is an active and welcoming organization dedicated to celebrating the diverse LGBTQA+ community on the PLV Campus. Every year, they host a discussion series with many guest speakers to facilitate enriching conversation among Pace students, faculty, and staff, and you’re invited to take part.

Please note that all of the following events will take place during common hour at 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. in the Birnbaum Room of the Library. For more information, follow Pride at Pace on Instagram and OrgSync.

Navigating Healthy Relationships
Wednesday, September 25
Join Coordinator of Disability Services Lisa Ciccone for an important discussion about how to figure out and safely navigate healthy relationships.

New Beginnings Creative Writing Workshop
Wednesday, October 2
Poets Marisa Fernandez and Interim Director Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs Rachel Simon will be leading a creative writing workshop. Come express yourself in a safe and supportive environment!

Safer (Queer) Sex
Wednesday, October 16
Planned Parenthood of Hudson Peconic are offering details about best practices and the resources available to you in order to navigate safe sex in the LGBTQA+ community.

The Queer Career Search
Wednesday, October 23
Learn more about how to find jobs beyond the binary with Tori Quaranta, assistant director of Career Services for Dyson. You deserve to feel safe in your work environment!

Social Justice and Sexual Assault Prevention
Wednesday, October 30
Members of FIRE (Fighting Ignorance and Rape through Education), a peer education group at Pace, will be visiting to share important information about sexual assault prevention specific to the LGBTQA+ community.

Strike the Pose: Ballroom Drag Culture
Wednesday, November 6
SDCA Coordinator Suede Graham will lead a discussion about the importance of drag culture—specifically ballroom, a subculture where people “walk” for prizes and glory. Come learn more about this fascinating and fun subset of LGBTQA+ culture.

Strategizing through Challenges IRL
Wednesday, November 13
Everyone needs help sometimes, and Lisa Ciccone is here to answer questions and share how you can handle challenges unique to your experience.

Thursday, November 14
It’s that time again! Every year, Pride at Pace hosts an extravagant drag party where everyone on campus is invited. Mix, mingle, and enjoy the performance. You’re fabulous, and you deserve to celebrate that!

Coming Out Conversations
Wednesday, November 20
Coming out is often an ongoing experience—not just to family, but also to old friends, and new friends, and even coworkers. Join Associate Director of Residential Life at PLV Vinnie Birkenmeyer ’11 ’13 as he tackles this important topic.

Q Camp
Friday, November 22–Sunday, November 24
This LGBTQA+ leadership retreat takes place at Sharpe Reservation, a beautiful 2,000-acre location in the Hudson Valley. Signups will be posted soon! Keep an eye on Pride at Pace’s accounts for details.

Hot Topics
Wednesday, December 4
Hash out hot topics with Pride at Pace, and stay informed about all the current events affecting the LGBTQA+ community today.

Ask a Grown Gay Professional
Wednesday, December 11
Director of English and Modern Language Studies Travis Webster, PhD, is here to chat about his career and answer questions about navigating professional spaces when you’re LGBTQA+.

End of Semester Celebration
Wednesday, December 18
Executive Director of the Faculty Center Jim Stenerson, PhD, is joining Pride at Pace to kick off one last party before you head off for winter break. We’ll see you there!