Join us for a Queer Newark Walking Tour!

QNWT flyerThe Queer Newark Oral History Project would like to welcome you to join us for our two brand new walking tours next month on July 6th (Military Park Newark Downtown Tour) and July 13th (Newark Gay Pride Encore Tour)!

The QNOHP tour will highlight the rich and illuminating experiences of the city’s LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming communities. Featuring both historical landmarks and contemporary sites, tour leaders will share stories about key events, significant happenings, and interesting personalities that showcase the resilience of an often-invisible population of Newarkers.

The group will leave from BURG in Military Park:
6pm to 7:30pm on July 6th
6:30pm to 8pm on July 13th

No registration necessary! Free and open to all! Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water!

Route Map:

QNWT map

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Queer Newark Oral History Project wins Newark PROUD Award!

We are thrilled to share that the Queer Newark Oral History Project will be one of the honorees at the 2017 Newark PROUD Awards hosted by Newark Pride Inc., Urban+Out and Circle of Friends! Congratulations to the other amazing honorees as well: Archbishop Carl Bean, Larry Lyons, Perris Straughter, and Tamara Fleming!

We hope that you will join in the celebration on July 14 at 6pm. For more information and to purchase a ticket please visit, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-newark-proud-award

We also hope to see you at other events during Newark Gay Pride, #PowerInPride. Members of the QNOHP team will be marching in the Pride Parade and have a presence at the Festival in Military Park on July 16. For more information about this year’s wonderful programming visit the website at http://www.newarkgaypride.org.

Queer Newark Oral History Project Spotlight May 13th at 6pm

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On May 13th at 6pm Queer Newark spotlights Kristyn Scorsone’s wonderful work “Invisible Pathways: Entrepreneurship by Queer Women of Color in Newark”! Join us and then stay for the Newark LGBTQ Community Center’s 4th Annual Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser with DJ Just Love!

To donate to the Dance-A-Thon and help support this much-needed sanctuary for the LGBTQ community in Newark, click HERE!

Opening Reception Thursday! “From Rebellion to Review Board: Fighting For Police Accountability in Newark”

15304081_1320335047997921_7055836983396757173_oCome join us for the opening reception of an important new exhibit, THURSDAY December 15, 2016 from 6-8pm: “From Rebellion to Review Board: Fighting For Police Accountability in Newark”

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 NuevaJersey, examines the forgotten Latinx 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.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-reception-for-from-rebellion-to-review-board-fighting-for-police-accountability-in-newark-tickets-29722442626

Exhibit Opening:
December 15, 2016
6-8pm
Centennial Hall
Newark Public Library
5 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07101-0630
(973) 733-7784

Exhibit on Display:
December 15, 2016 – February 3, 2017

Contact: Mary Rizzo, mary.rizzo@rutgers.edu or 973-353-1166

Support provided by:
American Studies Program at Rutgers University-Newark
Cultural Programming Grant, Rutgers University-Newark
The Newark Public Library

History Department Election-2016 Teach-In series: LGBTQ Rights

History Department Election-2016 Teach-In series: LGBTQ Rights

Tuesday, December 62-3pm, 245 Conklin Hall

The History Department is hosting a series of teach-ins in response to the shock, fear, and outpouring of hate produced by the election results last month. Our first event, last week, on Islamophobia was highly successful, and we are looking forward to our next event on 12/6 on LGBTQ rights2 pm, in Conklin 245 (there will be cookies). Open to the public, and all are welcomed!

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1625587837744743/

Podcasting Workshop

Space is filling quickly. Please register at https://qnohppodcastingworkshop.eventbrite.com if you would like to attend. Lunch will be provided.

The Queer Newark Oral History Project will be hosting a special podcast workshop with Molly Graham on Thursday, December 8th at 1pm in Conklin Hall 324. This workshop will be a useful tutorial for anyone looking to start a podcast on any subject; style, script writing, narrating techniques as well as the technical aspects of editing, hosting, iTunes, and equipment will be discussed. It may be particularly beneficial for oral historians who want to create a podcast to complement their work in the field.

Podcasting Workshop
Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 1pm

Conklin Hall, Room 324
(History Conference Room)
RSVP by Monday, December 5thhttps://qnohppodcastingworkshop.eventbrite.com (seating is limited)

Molly Graham is an oral historian, documentary radio producer and archivist with field experience in Massachusetts, Maine and the Midwest. She attended Bates College and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Maine, where she’s from. Molly produced an award winning radio documentary called “Besides Life Here,” which was licensed by several NPR affiliates.  She earned her M.A. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College in Boston.  After Simmons, she worked as the oral historian for the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, transitioning the archives into the digital age and doubling the collection of interviews with Wisconsin connected veterans from all over the state.  Last fall, she was an invited panelist at the annual Oral History Association meeting in Oklahoma City, presenting on “Digitization, Reference and Communications.”  As Assistant Director of Oral History and Folklife Research, Inc., a non-profit organization she co-founded in Maine, Molly worked to record and preserve the voices and stories of Maine’s way of life, language, and history.

Please direct any questions about the workshop to Kristyn Scorsone, k.scorsone@rutgers.edu.