About this event

Join CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies in honoring José Esteban Muñoz Awardee Alok Vaid-Menon.

Alok Vaid-Menon, this year’s José Muñoz Award honoree, is an internationally recognized author, poet, comedian, and public speaker who delves into trauma, belonging, and the human condition through their signature mixed-media artistry. A relentless advocate for LGBTQ rights, ALOK celebrates unbridled personal expression, dismantling traditional fashion norms and championing a culture of inclusivity and the celebration of unique identities. Join us for a conversation with ALOK and presentation of the Muñoz Award, which honors an LGBTQ community leader or activist for their advocacy for queer and transgender communities and LGBTQ communities of color. Previous Muñoz awardees include Janet Mock, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Patrisse Cullors.



Presented with CLAGS, the Center for LGBTQ Studies. This event is generously supported by LaGuardia Community College and the New York City Council LGBT and Queer Caucus, and media co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center

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