Learn How To Preserve Household and Family Treasures August 3rd at the Newark Public Library

The Newark Citizen Historian Initiative (NCHI) will hold an interactive tutorial on preserving household and family treasures on Wednesday, August 3rd, at 5:30pm.

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.

This event will be hosted by the New Jersey Hispanic Research and Information Center at the Newark Public Library and will be conducted in Spanish, on the 2nd floor of the library.

It is a free workshop and all are welcome to attend!


Join Us August 31st For Our Next FREE Oral History Workshop!

The Queer Newark Oral History Project
is hosting a FREE oral history workshop
led by Timothy Stewart-Winter on
Wednesday, August 31, 2016!

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 TimesJournal 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.

Visit EventBrite for more information and to register. Please note that due to the interactive nature of these sessions, space is limited and registration is required

We are looking forward to seeing you on August 31!

Clay Cane Film Screening at Rutgers-Newark!


Film Screening of Clay Cane’s
Holler If You Hear Me:
Black and Gay in the Church

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rooms 255-57
A special screening and discussion with Director Clay Cane as part of
Newark Gay Pride’s 4 Days of Love Celebration
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.
For more information and to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Free and Open to the Public!

Come out for Newark Pride! July 14th – July 17th

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Newark Pride is not just one day of fun!
The celebration lasts from July 14th to the Pride Parade on July 17th!

To see the full line up of events, go to the official page of Newark Pride HERE!

Interested in marching in the Pride Parade?

-You can register your organization or company to march via Newark Pride’s Eventbrite.

-Or you are also welcome to march with Queer Newark!  See our Facebook Event page for more info HERE!

*All Newark Pride events and the parade are for everyone to enjoy! That means all are welcome to attend and/or participate – LGBTQ+ and our straight allies! 

Can you help with events?

-Register to be a volunteer with Newark Pride HERE!

Pride Parade:

The Parade kicks off at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 17th at Newark City Hall:
920 Broad Street.

For those who are marching, line up starts at 11:30 a.m.