Pride Kamp Next Week

The Office of Student Life – LGBTQ Resource Center invites all LGBTQ+ and Ally students to attend our 7th annual Pride Kamp.

Pride Kamp is CSI’s annual conference to welcome LGBTQ+ and Ally students to campus. This year, we are going virtual and splitting the conference into two days. You can attend one day or both. Each has a separate registration link.

Pride Kamp provides a way for students to connect and celebrate their identities. CSI wants you to know that you are welcome as you are.

Day 1 – Tuesday, September 22, 6:00pm to 8:00pm (CC CLUE): Day 1 includes an icebreaking exercise, welcome from administration, and keynote speaker (see below).

Register online.


Day 2 – Friday, September 25, 2:00pm to 4:00pm (PG CLUE): Day 2 includes a welcome from various departments, workshops exploring LGBTQ+ issues, and a chance to meet some of our LGBTQ+ faculty/staff.

Register online.

Pride Kamp is made possible by funding from Student Government and the LGBTQ Resource Center. This event is partially supported by Student Activity Fees.

Keynote Speaker: Andrea Dalzell

Andrea Dalzell is the first registered nurse to get through nursing school in New York City as well as a pioneering activist for people with disabilities. She has emerged victorious against all the obstacles in her path including being diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis at a young age. She did not allow her disability to become or define her. Andrea completed an undergraduate degree at the College of Staten Island majoring in Biology and Nursing. She was the first to complete the Nursing program using a wheelchair in any CUNY school. As an advocate and activist for the rights of people with disabilities, she’s garnered various awards. She was awarded CUNY’s Emerging Leader of The Year Award and also received the Cindy Loo Disability Rights Advocate Award in 2015. Aside from juggling her career as a school nurse, she finds the time to travel and spread awareness for issues that affect people with disabilities such as health, transportation, accessibility, and gender disparities affecting the LGBTQ community within the disability community,- among many more.

Andrea was crowned Ms. Wheelchair New York 2015, and used her title and platform “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Access” to promote her message and belief that people with disabilities can live a fulling life. She has recently been featured on Good Morning America, Access Hollywood, Forbes magazine, and previously in O Magazine, Apple, and other publications and media outlets. In her commercial with Apple, she inspired the innovative addition to the Apple Watch to track pushes instead of steps for everyone who uses a wheelchair as a part of tech inclusion. Andrea is becoming a household name and we​ are proud to welcome her back to CSI to speak with our students.

If you have any questions please contact jeremiah.jurkiewicz@csi.cuny.edu​

By Jeremiah Jurkiewicz