Come 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.
December 15, 2016
Newark Public Library
5 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07101-0630
Exhibit on Display:
December 15, 2016 – February 3, 2017
Contact: Mary Rizzo, firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-353-1166
Support provided by:
American Studies Program at Rutgers University-Newark
Cultural Programming Grant, Rutgers University-Newark
The Newark Public Library