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Due to the rain that is forecast for Thursday, June 13, Queens College will host the Second Annual CUNY Pridefest on its Rain Date, Thursday, June 20; Will Commemorate 50th Anniversary of The Stonewall Uprising

-- University-Wide Celebration to Feature Stonewall Presentation, LGBTQIA+ Community Expo Area, and Musical and Dance Performances --

WHAT:
Second annual celebration of diversity and inclusion as part of Pride Month 2019. It will feature the presentation, Reflections on Stonewall; an LGBTQIA+ community expo area; student musical and dance performances; and more.

Guests will also be able to express their feelings of pride, as well as write supportive comments on a “community wall”—a large fabric banner. The piece will be preserved to document the event and engage the community. The college’s 2018 Pridefest “wall” is on display in the Rosenthal Library rotunda as part of its CUNY Celebrates Stonewall 50 exhibition, curated by Queens College LGBTQI+ Programs and CUNY Pridefest Coordinator John Carlson.

View the event map HERE. Please take note of the designated media/photo/video-free zone.

Free and open to the public.

WHO:
Queens College Interim President William Tramontano, Vice President for Student Affairs Adam Rockman, and Historian of 20th-Century United States at the La Guardia and Wagner Archives Stephen Petrus will offer welcoming remarks.​

WHEN:
Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 12 – 4 pm.
Originally scheduled for Thursday, June 13, the event has been moved due to rain forecast for that day.

WHERE:
Due to rain expected on Thursday, June 20, Pridefest will take place in the Dining Hall.
Queens College

65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Queens, New York
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BACKGROUND:
Will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall uprising when members of the LGBTQ community spontaneously resisted a June 28 police raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York. The violent confrontation sparked six days of rioting that is widely believed to have begun the contemporary worldwide LGBTQ civil rights movement.

Queens College is a member of the Stonewall 50 Consortium, an umbrella organization of nonprofit institutions and organizations committed to producing programming, exhibitions, and educational materials commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and the history of the ensuing LGBTQ civil rights movement.

The 2019 CUNY Pridefest at Queens College is made possible through the generous support of La Guardia Community College/CUNY; the New York City Council, through the offices of Speaker Corey Johnson and Council Member Daniel Dromm (District 25); Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP; and the offices of the Queens College President, Vice President for Student Affairs, Student Development and Leadership, the Student Association, and its organizations: the Gender, Love and Sexuality Alliance (GLASA), Guyanese Student Association, Circle K International and Inter-Greek Council.

About Queens College
Queens College enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs. With its graduate and undergraduate degrees, honors programs, and research and internship opportunities, Queens College helps its over 19,000 students realize their potential in countless ways, under the guidance of an accessible, award-winning faculty. The college was recently ranked tenth among U.S. public colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education for upward social and economic mobility. The Center for World University Rankings placed Queens College in the top 3.5% of schools worldwide, based on the quality of its education and faculty, the number of its alumni who find employment, and other factors. Located on a beautiful, 80-acre campus in Flushing, the college is cited each year by the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s 100 “Best Value” colleges, and is routinely ranked a U.S. News & World Report Best College and Forbes Magazine Best Value College, thanks to its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low costs. Visit qc.cuny.edu to learn more.

The college has more education graduates who become principals, teachers and counselors for the city’s public schools than any other college in the metropolitan area. It also contributes to New York City’s talent pool as a powerful economic engine and a leader in tech education, with more undergraduate computer science majors than any city college. Students from across the country and around the world come to Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music. Its renowned faculty and alumni include nationally recognized composers, conductors, and performers who have received over 100 Grammy Awards and nominations over the past forty years.

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