At Home in Newark: Stories from the Queer Newark Oral History Project

At Home In Newark: Stories from the Queer Newark Oral History Project tells the stories of how LGBTQ Newarkers have claimed space for themselves in bars, balls, houses of worship, street corners, community centers, and artistic venues in the face of poverty, violence, illness, racism and discrimination. Through their activism, creative expression, and determination, they have made Newark their home.

This exhibit was curated by students in Dr. Mary Rizzo's American Studies and History class, Place, Community and Public Humanities at Rutgers University-Newark, in collaboration with a graphic design class, a team of community advisors, the Newark LGBTQ Community Center, and the Rutgers-Newark LGBTQ & Intercultural Resource Center.

Now on display at Rutgers University-Newark, Conklin Hall, 3rd fl, 175 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102

Opening Reception was held at the Newark Public Library (5 Washington St., Newark, NJ) and the exhibit was on display from December 14, 2017 - March 1, 2018.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/132466190799079
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Exhibit Audio

AT THE EDGE OF PROMISE AND DESPAIR

TURNING TRAUMA INTO RESISTANCE

CHOOSING FAMILY, CREATING COMMUNITY: FROM BALLS TO BARS

NEWARK’S TRUTH TELLERS: DEMANDING RECOGNITION FROM FAMILY, COMMUNITY AND FAITH


Credits

Student Curators:
Dahlia Azran
Kamika Bennett
Tracy Biondi
Danny DaSilva
James Holloway
Kevin Marques
Anthony Mignogni
Rafael Osorio
Mike Pekarofski
Ali Roseberry-Polier
Erin R. Santana
Kristyn Scorsone
Victoria Timpanaro
Noelle Lorraine Williams

Special thanks to the following for making this exhibit possible:
Chantal Fischzang and her “Visual Means" graphic design class
Queer Newark Oral History Project
Graduate Program in American Studies, Rutgers University-Newark
Office of the Chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark
Newark Public Library
New Jersey Hispanic Research and Information Center, Newark Public Library