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Back to School Lecture

September 21, 2021 


Ft. Dominique Jackson


Doors Open at 8:00pm

Event Starts at 9:00pm

Doors Close at 9:30pm

Events Ends at 10:00pm

Tickets will be available online at
(FREE to all UMD Students) 

STAMP Grand Ballroom 

COVID 19 Guidelines:

  • All individuals are required to remain masked at all times indoors. Failure to comply with campus COVID guidelines may result in removal from the event


Join SEE and Dominique Jackson for a moderated dialogue discussing her work on the hit FX series “Pose”, upcoming projects, activism and awareness, and more. There will be an audience Q&A following the discussion.



Model, Actress, Author, Advocate, and Activist Dominique Jackson was born on the smaller island of the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. At the age of 15, she moved to the US to escape traumatic situations. Jackson graduated in the 10th percentile of her class at Owings Mills High School before going on to attend Fayetteville State University and Morgan State University. Enduring intolerance, discrimination, and prejudice, Jackson left school and moved to New York City, where she became a member of The Underground House/Ball Community, the NYC LGBT Entertainment Circle, and The Pageantry System - winning six crowns/titles while competing locally and nationally. 


A leader in her community, Jackson has been awarded several accolades and was also inducted into the House and Ballroom Hall of Fame and deemed Iconic on February 27, 2016, at the NYC Ball Awards. In 2017, Jackson received the Legacy of Pride Award presented by Harlem Pride and received the first Bronx LGBT Leadership Award presented by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz JR and Allies LGBT PRIDE CELEBRATION. That same year, she was honored with the New York State Assembly Citation issued by Mark Gjonaj.


A fashion model since 2000, Jackson began her career at Brooklyn Fashion Week before moving onto Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. In 2011, she served as Mistress of Ceremonies in Solomon Harris’ take on the ballroom scene Newark Is Burning at NJPAC (Newark, NJ). Jackson is one of the resident models to Adrian Alicea Couture, Manuel Pelferes Couture, and Angel Ayala Couture. She added Gypsy Sport by Rio Uribe and Stevie Boi to her runway accomplishments during 2016 Fall/Winter Fashion Week.


In 2014, Jackson released her autobiographical memoir The Transsexual from Tobago (Revised). Later that year, she starred in Carla Pridgen’s Incongruence produced by Ivy Theatre. In 2016, she starred in Oxygen Network’s GLAAD Award-winning reality docu-series Strut, executive produced by Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Leonardis, and the short film T Times by Gabriel Torres. 


Jackson has served on the Community Health Program Board at the Montefiore South Bronx Healthcare Clinic for the last two years.



Tickets go on sale 08/30

{UMD community only}

Ticket required

free of charge

To attend this event, SEE asks that you register for a ticket through


 You are permitted to get a ticket for this event until noon on September 21st. . 




If you are in need of any accommodations, please let us know at least TWO (2) weeks prior to the event.

Please contact SEE advisor
David Bonilla-Ciferri at: dobinlla


You may purchase ONE (1) UMD Community Ticket per UMD ID 

No reselling, transferring, or exchanging of any tickets will be permitted.


Please be aware that any recording or reproduction of this event is strictly prohibited.

Violations will be reported to applicable parties including, but not limited to, the Office of Student Conduct. 


All individuals are required to remain masked at all times indoors. Failure to comply with campus COVID guidelines may result in removal from the event



Any attempted disruption to software used to host this event, including but not limited to web-conferencing software, webpage hosting, or other platforms will not be tolerated. If any individual takes action that results in the event needing to end early, the responsible party may be held liable for any damages, financial or otherwise. All disruptive participants will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct (Code 10.d.4. “Engaging in disorderly or disruptive action that interferes with University or community activities, including but not limited to studying, teaching, research, and University administration”) or the appropriate campus entities and/or law enforcement.

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