This special event will feature a multimedia presentation of the Queer Newark Oral History Project's work, including archival images, sound clips from interviews, and the public debut of the new website. Speakers will include scholars from Rutgers University-Newark, local activists and interviewees. A reception, with refreshments from Newark vendors and music by DJ Just Love, will follow the presentation. The Queer Newark Oral History Project is funded by the Rutgers University-Newark Chancellor's Seed Grant Program.
For more information about the QNOHP visit queer.newark.rutgers.edu.
QNOHP Founding - Darnell Moore, co-founder
Current Work and Website Launch
Statement on community partnership and collaboration - Rev. Janyce Jackson-Jones
Reflections from QNOHP contributors/interviewees - James Credle, June Dowell-Burton, Rodney Gilbert, and Peter Savastano
Reception with DJ Just Love, 6:00-6:30pm
*Newark LGBTQ Community Center's 3rd Annual Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser, 7:00-9:00pm. (Registration required. Space is limited.)
About Our Partner - Newark LGBTQ Community Center
As North Jersey’s only LGBTQ Center, our mission is to create and sustain a safe space that fosters a better quality of life for our community and allies in the Greater Newark area. In doing so, our vision is to support the diverse community in our area by offering programs, services and events that address the plethora of concerns of LGBTQ individuals— including homelessness, economic empowerment, health and wellness and social injustice. We strive to affirm lives and create a space where the community feels welcomed, embraced, empowered and celebrated. The Center offers LGBTQ Newarkers a place to feel safe and comfortable, to network and build relationships, to learn leadership and advocacy skills, and to enjoy social interactions in an affirming environment.
This program is supported by a grant from the Community Foundation of New Jersey/Newark Celebration 350 Fund. 2016 is the 350th Anniversary of Newark’s founding. Join us as we celebrate! For more information and event listings visit www.nc350.org.