The 3rd Annual CUNY LGBTQI+ Student Conference

Fri, Mar 22, 2024 - 09:30 AM — Fri, Mar 22, 2024 - 06:00 PM
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Event Address
2800 Victory Blvd - Center for Performing & Creative Arts (1P), Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone Number
(212) 650-6937
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Conference Theme: Queer, There, and Everywhere!

The third annual CUNY LGBTQI+ Student Conference brings together LGBTQI+ students from across CUNY interested in learning more about leadership and creating change on our campuses and broader communities. What does leadership for social change look like? What does an inclusive CUNY look like? The conference encompasses workshops, a keynote address, and most importantly, bringing together Queer & Trans students, faculty, staff, and allies. CUNY students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to attend.

We are taking the ferry and going to the College of Staten Island this year!


Workshops & Resource Fair

We have ten workshops that will be presented by CUNY students, faculty, staff, and community organizations! Topics range from Building Queer Empowerment, Trans Athletics, Death and Dying, and more!

We also have nineteen organizations joining us for the Resource Fair during lunchtime! So many resources and opportunities!

See the full list here.


CUNY Advocacy for LGBTQI+ Belonging Award

The City University of New York (CUNY) Advocacy for LGBTQI+ Belonging Award is a prestigious recognition designed to honor and celebrate CUNY students who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and dedication to addressing sexual orientation and gender identity issues within the CUNY community. This award aims to shine a spotlight on individuals who have actively contributed to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for LGBTQI+ individuals on campus.

Deadline for nominations: Thursday, March 7, 2024, by end of day (11:59 pm EST)

Nominate a student here:

The keynote speaker at this year's conference is Blair Imani! The first 200 attendees will receive a free copy of her book Read This to Get Smarter.

Blair Imani is a critically acclaimed historian, author, educator, and influencer. Her scholarship spans the subjects of intersectionality, gender studies, race and racism, sociology, and United States history. The New York Times praises Blair Imani’s unique ability to create “progressive
lessons with vibrant visuals and a perky, quirky delivery.”

She is the author of Read This to Get Smarter: about Race, Class, Gender, Disability, and More (2021), Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream (2020), and Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History (2018).

She has lectured and presented at universities including Oxford, Stanford, Brown, Harvard, Duke, and many more. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Tegan and Sara Foundation, and on the Board of Trustees for Muslims for Progressive Values.

Her work centers women and girls, global Black communities, and the LGBTQ community. As an educator and influencer, semi-retired organizer, and public speaker, Blair Imani is dedicated to making the world a better place and amplifying the voices and work of those fighting the good fight.

Learn more about Blair Imani by visiting and joining her on social media @blairimani.

Tentative Conference Schedule:

  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Sign-in/Breakfast
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Welcome/Start of Conference
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Keynote Speaker
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch/Resource Fair
  • 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Workshop Session 1
  • 2:30 PM – 3: 30 PM Workshop Session 2
  • 3:45 – 4:45 PM State of LGBTQI+ CUNY 
  • 5:00 – 5:30 PM Interfaith Session
  • 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM After-Conference Social

Check out last year's conference!

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Participation in this Pride event is made possible due to generous funding from the NewYork City Council Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual Caucus and the Office of the Mayor, and supported by The LaGuardia and Wagner Archives.

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