Listen to Professor Whit Strub’s interview with Tom Hayden about Carl Wittman and Newark!

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While sitting in a weird hotel room in Culver City in 2014, Professor Whit Strub interviewed Tom Hayden about Carl Wittman and Newark. Click HERE to listen to it!

“Tom Hayden (1939-2016) was a major figure in the New Left of the 1960s. A young white man from Michigan, he was physically attacked by racist white Southerners when he accompanied the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee on “freedom rides” in the South. He was also an early leader of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the flagshiporganization of the student left and anti-war movement. As the author of the famous 1962 SDS Port Huron Statement, he spoke for white middle-class activists, with the opening line, “We are people of this generation, bred in at least modest comfort, housed now in universities, looking uncomfortably to the world we inherit.”

Hayden was a straight man, but his importance to Queer Newark history stems from his fraught relationship with Carl Wittman, a gay man with whom Hayden co-authored the important 1963 SDS policy paper “An Interracial Movement of the Poor.”

Listen to our newest oral history interview with Burley Tuggle!

Check out our latest oral history interview with entrepreneur Burley Tuggle! She is a partner and one of the founding members of The Artisan Collective, a beautiful store at 25 Halsey St. Burley is also an outstanding sommelier. Every month on the first Wednesday she hosts an incredibly fun wine tasting at the store!

“There are all these incubators out here, but with the Artisan Collective, we created our own business model where we said, ‘You know what? We’re going to be five women. We are intergenerational. We have five different concepts, right, but we’re going to do all of this together under one roof.'” – Burley Tuggle

Click HERE to listen!

Happy National Coming Out Day!

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Happy National Coming Out Day! Many of the oral histories of Queer Newark discuss coming out. Check out this beautiful quote from our interview with Alicia Heath-Toby, Professional Life Coach and the current board president of the Newark LGBTQ Community Center Board of Directors.

“However, when I was with my first lover I brought her home and first initially my mother was very upset, and she was like, you cannot bring her here and you certainly can’t be, you know, with her in this house. And that was like alright, whatever cause I’m going back to school. But yet there was a time that I can remember so vividly walking down the street, going to a store, a department store that no longer exists, and I see my lover and my mother notices my response and she leans over and she said you can go and say hello if you like. 

So my mother was very — she was a very interesting person ‘cause she also honored that it meant something to me to love her and if I was happy, although she didn’t agree, she appreciated it and she felt like how can I deny her this thing called love whatever that is for her?”

You can listen to Alicia Heath-Toby’s entire interview with grad student, Naomi Extra on our website HERE!

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!

Free Oral History Workshop June 13th!

Queer Newark will host a free oral history workshop led by Timothy Stewart-Winter on Monday, June 13, 2016.

The workshop will run from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, 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 HistoryDissent, and Slate.

The workshop is open to Rutgers University-Newark students, researchers, and community members. Dinner will be provided at no charge to participants.

Visit https://qnohporalhistoryworkshop.eventbrite.com for more information and to register. Please note that due to the interactive nature of these sessions, space is limited and registration is required

Thank you for your continued interest and participation. We are looking forward to seeing you on June 13!

TODAY: Black Lives Matter Event at Newark Public Library

  
TODAY come to the Newark Public Library for an important #BlackLivesMatter event. 

Queer Newark will be there!

#BLACKLIVESMATTER-NEWARK ~ FEB 27, 2016

Dr. Hanaa A. Hamdi, Moderator

Newark Public Library – Centennial Hall & 4th Floor Auditorium

5 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102

12 Noon ~ 4:00 PM

The panel discussion (moderated by Dr. Hanaa A. Handi (r), Director, Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness) focuses on a topic that has emerged as one of the most important issues relative to the African American community. This panel will discuss the #BlackLivesMatter movement from the perspective of community activists and social service practitioners, addressing such topics as violence as a health crisis, the role of the media, the arts and recreation, incarceration, poverty, education and other pertinent areas.

Panelists will outline the challenges and offer solutions in their respective areas that will serve as “action steps” for attendees. This event will also feature exhibitors from social service agencies who will distribute information about their programs and services to the Greater-Newark community.

Oral Histories:
Newark elders will be invited to the 4th floor auditorium before the panel discussion, to document their experiences in the city which will be recorded by the Newark Chapter of the NAACP.