Past Events

JAM Story Slam at Newark Public Library with Poetry for the Public

Date: 10/11/2022 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: Newark Public Library

Join Poetry for the Public and sponsors at the Newark Public Library for a celebration of queer story-telling for National Coming Out Day!

JAM Story Slam

October 11, 2022, 5:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M..

Main Library, Courtyard*
*in case of inclement weather, the event will take place in Centennial Hall, 2nd floor

Teaching LGBTQ+ History in NJ Instagram Live

Date: 09/22/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Instagram Live

On Queer Newark's Instagram Live, Kristyn Scorsone and Dominique Rocker discuss the importance of teaching LGBTQ+ histories in schools and offer tips and examples on how to use resources like the Queer Newark Oral History Project for educators.

Kristyn Scorsone (they/them) is a Ph.D. candidate in the American Studies program at Rutgers University-Newark, where they study LGBTQ+ history, African American women’s history, urban history, and public history.

Queer Newark Pride Walking Tour

Date: 07/13/2022 - 4:00pm
Location: Military Park, Newark
The Queer Newark Oral History Project invites you to join us for a special Newark Pride walking tour on July 13, 2022 at 4:00PM! We will depart from Military Park, in the area between the Kennedy bust and cannons. We’ll have our rainbow gear so you can’t miss us!

LGBTQ Educators Panel Discussion

Date: 06/22/2022 - 12:15am

Want to learn more about the LGBTQ curriculum in New Jersey? Join the Queer Newark Oral History Project on June 22nd at 5PM (ET) for a virtual discussion with local educators about the implementation of the mandate as well as resources and ways to incorporate local history into classrooms.Panelists: Reginald Bledsoe, Melissa Mott, Alex Rosado-Torres, Danielle Scott and alum Lana Vercellino. Moderated by Kristyn Scorsone.

Sex Work in Newark: A Panel Discussion

Date: 06/16/2022 - 5:00pm
Location: Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Register now to join activists and scholars for a discussion of sex work in Newark's queer community!

A recording of the panel is available here.
A transcript of the panel is available here.