The Newark LGBTQ Center’s Fundraiser was a Success!

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Thank you so much to everyone who donated to Newark’s LGBTQ Center!! Together we met the Center’s goal and raised $25,159!!!

Woohoo!!

The donation page will remain open for a short time to give others the opportunity to support the work and future of the Center. If you would still like to donate, click HERE.

Stay tuned for upcoming programs and events at the Center, and know your support helped make it happen!

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The Clement A. Price Human Dignity Award

Queer Newark is incredibly honored to receive the inaugural Clement Price Human Dignity Award from Rutgers University!

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The Queer Newark team from L to R: Timothy Stewart-Winter, Mary Rizzo, Christina Strasburger, Kristyn Scorsone. Not pictured: Beryl Satter, Darnell L. Moore, Whitney Strub, Alison Lefkovitz, Naomi Extra, Anna Alves, Tyler Palmese.

TOMORROW! QUEER NEWARK OFFICIAL LAUNCH EVENT!

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Get excited!! The launch of the Queer Newark Oral History Project is TOMORROW!!! APRIL 23rd, 5pm!

***Followed by the Dance-A-Thon for Newark’s LGBTQ Center!!***

If you haven’t yet donated to the Center, we can still use your help! You can choose a dancer to sponsor or send a general donation at: http://www.newarklgbtqdanceathon.org
 
This special event will feature a multimedia presentation of our work, including archival images, sound clips from interviews, and the public debut of the new website. Speakers will include Darnell L. Moore, 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. Oh, and DANCING!!
 
For more information and to register please visit: https://queernewarklaunch.eventbrite.com/
 
Space is limited, registration required.

Congrats Beryl Satter, 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow!

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Source: Rutgers News

Congratulations to our amazing co-founder, Beryl Satter, 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow! Cheers!!

“Last year, Beryl Satter, professor in the Department of History and the Graduate Program in American Studies at Rutgers University–Newark (RU-N), was named a Guggenheim Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. This year, Satter is one of 33 scholars to receive a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellows award from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.”

To read more, click HERE! 

2016 Clement A. Price Human Dignity Award

QNOHP  bannerQueer Newark is proud and honored to announce that we were chosen as the recipient of the Clement A. Price Human Dignity Award for 2016!

Thank you to Professor Karen Caplan and The Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes!

This award is given by the University Committee to Advance our Common Purposes, which was founded in 1987, and has recently been revamped within the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs with a new mission statement: “The Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes promotes the development of a university community that values and advances diversity and inclusion. We will help to nurture and sustain a civil, compassionate, intellectually honest, and inclusive academic community that is respectful and fosters dialogue, and interaction between those with differing views and belief systems.”

Queer Newark is being recognized for “outstanding leadership in documenting, preserving and promoting the history of LGBTQ lives in Newark; and creating innovative partnerships with community organizations in the city and exemplary collaborations among faculty, staff, and students. The archives provide an invaluable service as a resource for university researchers and community organizers and have been instrumental in opening dialogue about Queer life and politics in Newark.”

Congratulations to our awesome team!

“A Center” by Danielle Cooper

A beautiful reminder, in the form of a poem written and read by Danielle Cooper, why Newark’s LGBTQ Center is so important to our community.

Please watch and then consider donating to help the Center: http://www.newarklgbtqdanceathon.org

Any amount is appreciated and will go towards sponsoring a dancer at the Center’s Dance-A-Thon fundraising event on April 23rd!

Queer Newark will also have their project launch at this event.

*Danielle’s 2014 book of poetry can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Loves-Twisted-Lessons-Danielle-Cooper/dp/0578097699/)

 

 

Imagine This: Queer Decolonization of Religion

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Thursday, April 7th, come for an afternoon of information workshops with SoulForce to discuss questions about spiritual violence and LGBTQI identities.
 
*Attendance to all sessions is not mandatory and attendees are free to arrive and leave at their leisure.
 
Imagine This: Queer Decolonization of Religion
1:00PM-2:20PM, PRCC 237- Luncheon with SoulForce. Please RSVP for this session by 11:59AM on Thursday, March 31, 2016 so that we can best accommodate all guests who wish to attend! RSVP at http://goo.gl/forms/QB4rKzEFff
2:30PM-3:50PM, PRCC 227 and 226- Two simultaneous breakout groups, one unpacking the Quran, hadith and scholarly writings about queerness and fluidity in Islam and the Ummah. The other unpacking and reinterpreting Christian scripture. These events are open to Christians and Muslims of all political, cultural, religious, ideological, and/or spiritual identities.
4:00PM-5:20PM, PRCC 237- In this session, we’ll be discussing the ways that we can have honest conversations about religious freedom that de-center the status quo and re-center the bodies and experiences of marginalized people.
7:00PM-9:00PM, Intrinsic Cafe- To end the night, we will join SoulForce for the evening in the back patio of Intrinsic Cafe, located at 5 Sussex Ave, where we will discuss direct action, activism, and working through spiritual reclamation. SPECIAL DEALS ON BUBBLE TEA!
SoulForce is a 17-year old national social justice organization that works to end the political and religious oppression of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people through relentless nonviolent resistance.

Upcoming talk at the NYPL: Queer Eye for the Straight Historian

The New York Public Library in NYC presents: Queer Eye for the Straight Historian!

WHEN
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT) 

WHERE
New York Public Library – Stephen A. Schwarzman Building – 476 Fifth Avenue The Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Trustees Room, New York, NY 10018

“Why is the primary narrative of American history still very often told without reference to the history of sexuality? What gets misunderstood when it goes missing? What is illuminated when it is included? Combining the political, the historical, and the personal, Christopher Phelps will explore why the history of sexuality, including LGBT history, is indispensable to the understanding of the broad sweep of American history.”

Click HERE for more information and to register for this FREE event!