Through workshops aimed at demonstrating the basics of household preservation, The Newark Citizen Historian Initiative (NCHI) aims to empower community members to take an active role in preserving the histories of their families, communities, and organizations, helping to ensure their survival for future generations of residents, students, and researchers. Their events are free and open to the public, and are supported by the Chancellor’s Seed Grant Program at Rutgers University-Newark.
The workshop will run from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (before the Rutgers-Newark graduate reception), and will cover key issues, such as:
How does one plan an oral history project? What are some of the best practices for formulating interview questions? How does one identify a narrator? What are some of the ethical considerations that oral historians face when creating oral history projects?
This will be an interactive, hands-on workshop.
Timothy Stewart-Winter is the co-director of the Queer Newark Oral History Project and an assistant professor of history at Rutgers University-Newark. His first book,Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics, was based in substantial part on more than thirty original oral history interviews. He is now writing a second book on the politics of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. His writing has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Journal of American History, the Journal of Urban History, and Dissent. And be sure to check out his latest article on Slate!
The workshop is open to Rutgers University-Newark students, researchers, and community members. Lunch will be provided at no charge to participants.
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We are looking forward to seeing you on August 31!
Thank you for attending the Clay Cane Screening and discussion. We appreciated your patience with the room’s technical issues. For those of you who were unable to stay for the discussion, it is now available online on SoundCloud!
If you wish to view the film, Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church, please visit BET’s website.
Clay Cane is a New York City-based award-winning journalist, author, television personality, documentary filmmaker and the Entertainment Editor for BET.com. Clay is the creator and director of the BET.com original documentary Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church, which earned a 2016 GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Digital Journalism. The White House featured Clay Cane as a 2016 Black History Month speaker along with a screening of the documentary. Clay has provided commentary for television networks such as MTV, HLN, ABC, MSNBC, BET and FOX. He has contributed to numerous print and online publications such as The Advocate, Huffington Post, The Root and Gawker. Clay is a graduate from Rutgers University, Phi Beta Kappa, with a B.A. in English and African-American Studies.
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