Opening Reception for "From Rebellion to Review Board: Fighting For Police...
In 2016, Newark’s city council created its first civilian complaint review board with oversight over the police. This act was the culmination of more than fifty years of work by community members and organizations in the city who repeatedly demanded a review board in the face of police misconduct.
From Rebellion to Review Board tells the story of African American, Puerto Rican, and LGBTQ activists’ struggles against police misconduct and political disenfranchisement to claim power in Newark. Why did it take so long? How did differences within and between these communities help and hurt these efforts? What can we learn from this history to make a more just and equitable Newark today?
A companion exhibit, "Acción Latina: Protesta y Transformación Socio-cultural en Nueva Jersey," examines the forgotten Latino riots that took place in four New Jersey towns in the 1960s and 1970s. This exhibit will be in Spanish.
Join us at the opening reception to see the exhibits, meet the graduate and undergraduate students who created them, and learn more about this important history.