Past Events

Oral History Workshops with Svetlana Kitto

Date: 02/05/2016 (All day)
The Queer Newark Oral History Project is offering two free oral history workshops led by Svetlana Kitto (bio below) on Friday, February 5, 2016. Oral history is a method of research that collects memories and stories of historical significance through recorded interviews with people who were involved in the events. 

Introduction to Oral History Workshop with Svetlana Kitto

Date: 11/13/2015 - 10:30am
Location: 324 Conklin Hall, Rutgers University-Newark, 175 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102
The Queer Newark Oral History Project is offering a free introduction to oral history workshop to Rutgers-Newark students, researchers and community members.

Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America

Date: 11/11/2015 (All day)
Location: Dana Room, John Cotton Dana Library, 185 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102

Out in the Union tells the continuous story of queer American workers from the mid-1960s through 2013. Miriam Frank chronicles the evolution of labor politics with queer activism and identity formation, showing how unions began affirming the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers in the 1970s and 1980s.

FireBall 2015: Global Warming

Date: 10/21/2015 (All day)
FireBall 2015: Global Warming. Historical Legacies: A Panel Discussion on the history of the ballroom scene and legendary houses. October 21, 2015.

Out in the Night: Film Screening and Discussion

Date: 10/12/2015 - 4:00pm
Location: Rutgers University-Newark Rooms 255-257, Paul Robeson Campus Center 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Out in the Night is a documentary that tells the story of a group of young friends, African American lesbians who are out, one hot August night in 2006, in the gay friendly neighborhood of New York City. They are all in their late teens and early twenties and come from a low-income neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey. Two of the women are the focus – gender non-conforming Renata Hill, a single mother with a soft heart and keen sense of humor, and petite femme Patreese Johnson, a shy and tender poet.