MOCHA Consulting Services – November/December Courses

Earlier this summer the MOCHA Center announced the launch of its MOCHA Consulting Services (MCS). MCS is a fee-for-service initiative dedicated to bridging the gaps to health and wellness for LGBT POC (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender People of Color). MCS utilizes a multifaceted approach to capacity building for individuals and organizations that serve LGBT POC through consulting, speaking engagements, trainings, workshops, and research. MCS’s stellar faculty of academics, educators, community based service providers, and researchers have extensive experience addressing the disparate and unique needs of LGBT POC within the United States and abroad.

We are pleased to announce the following eight courses for November and December:

  • November 6, 4pm-7pm – LGBTQ Issues in K-12 Schools: Framework & Strategies for Educators – Dr. Ed Brockenbrough & Kelly Clark
  • November 14, 8:30am-12:30pm – Working with LGBTQ Victims of Domestic Violence – Kelly Clark
  • November 21, 8am-5pm – Diversity & Intersections of Identity – Tomás Boatwright
  • December 4, 1pm-5pm – LGBTQ 101 – Tomás Boatwright
  • December 12, 8am-5pm – Empowering Social Justice Advocates – Bruce Smail
  • December 13, 10:30am-12pm – The Non-Traditional Family Structure vs. Traditional Family Theories – Dr. Kamila Barnes & Dr. Orlando Harris
  • December 13, 1pm-4pm – Quality Improvement: Why Improve Outcomes? – Dr. Kamila Barnes
  • December 15, 2pm-4pm – Transgender Basics – Kelly Clark

Additional details on the courses with links to the registration is available at http://mochacenter.org/consulting-services/courses/.

All courses are held in the MOCHA Center Rochester’s Training Center located at 189 N. Water Street, Suite 1 (Riverside Lower Level). Additional information about MCS is located on our website at http://mochacenter.org/consulting-services/. Faculty bios and resumes are also available at http://mochacenter.org/consulting-services/faculty/.

Registration is conducted through an online service – EventBrite.com. Please see the link associated with each course.

If you have additional questions, please contact consulting@mochacenter.org or (585) 420-1400 x108.

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Come Celebrate Our New Space on October 15

The MOCHA Center is excited to welcome you in our new home. Please join us as we celebrate our new home at 189 N. Water Street, Riverside Lower Level, Rochester, NY 14604. We will host an Open House on Wednesday, October 15 from 4pm – 7pm. Our doors will officially open at the Water Street location on Monday, September 29 at 9:00am.

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Join Us – A Farewell to 107 Liberty Pole Way

farewell weekBy now, you may have heard that the MOCHA Center is moving to 189 N. Water Street, Riverside Lower Level, Rochester, NY 14604. Our last day in the Liberty Pole Way site is Friday, September 12. We will open our new office on Monday, September 29. Join us for several activities during our last week at Liberty Pole Way – September 8-12. We will have an Open House in the Water Street site on Wednesday, October 15 from 4pm-7pm.


Are you ready to play? Spades, Wii, & Board Games will be available. HIV Trivia & Fun Safer Sex facts will be given throughout the night too! Snacks and beverages will be served. FREE HIV TESTING!

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm | Location: 107 Liberty Pole Way Rochester, NY

September 9th – MOCHA MOVIE NIGHT:


Come out to enjoy an entertaining, yet educational movie followed by great discussion. Snacks and Beverages will be served. FREE HIV TESTING!

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm | Location: 107 Liberty Pole Way Rochester, NY



DROP, POP, TWIST, & SPIN, Do you have what it takes to Win! Bring it FIERCE & FRESH, we want to see your BEST! This is a friendly competition to “VOGUE” goodbye to Liberty Pole Way. Snacks & Beverages will be provided. FREE HIV TESTING!

Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm | Location: 107 Liberty Pole Way Rochester, NY



September 12th – MOCHA Farwell Reception:

Our final day of fun to say goodbye as we prepare to move to 189 North Water Street. Come share your memories and stories with new and old friends! FOOD & Beverages will be served. FREE HIV TESTING!

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm | Location: 107 Liberty Pole Way Rochester, NY