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Queer Newark: Our Voices, Our Histories

Presented by Rutgers-Newark and Newark Community Leaders

Come learn about Queer Newark and the people and organizations that have contributed to our city’s great history!

November 12, Saturday
9 am to 5 pm
Essex Room, Robeson Campus Center
350 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Newark NJ 07102

Join us on November 12, 2011 to celebrate the opening of the Queer Newark project. This is FREE, full-day oral history conference that examines queer life in Newark. Three generations of panelists will share their stories of LGBT Newark. Topics will range from childhood and educational life to religion and spirituality, from love and sexuality to work and political activism, from club and ball scenes to friendship, fashion, and more.

Community members, community service organizations, and historians and scholars of Newark history and LGBT history and studies will be in attendance.

For more information visit

Light refreshments provided.

Help build the archives!

Do you have a story to share about queer Newark life? If so, we’d love to interview you for the Queer Newark Oral History Project. Do you have letters, emails, photographs, documents or other artifacts of queer Newark that you’d like to share? We can add them to our growing archive collection. Please contact, or sign up for an interview or document donation at the conference.

Immediately following the conference, join us at the Coffee Cave for an evening of dynamic performances by Newark-based artists that reflect the creative liveliness of Newark’s LGBT community.

  • Spoken Word
  • Vogue Performances
  • House and Club music and more

Free and open to the public. All ages are welcome!

Coffee Cave
45 Halsey Street
Newark NJ
Starts at 6pm

For information regarding this event, please contact Kiyan Williams at kiyan.williams(at)


Rutgers-Newark Office of the Chancellor; Office of Student Life & Community Affairs; Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience; LGBTQ & Diversity Resource Center; FAS-N Departments of History, Psychology, English, Sociology & Anthropology, Arts, Culture, and Media, African American and African Studies, and Political Science, Graduate Program in American Studies, Program in Women’s & Gender Studies; School of Criminal Justice; School of Public Affairs and Administration; Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies; Center for Migration and the Global City; RU Pride; the Rutgers-New Brunswick Center for Race & Ethnicity; the Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes;Newark LGBT Commission; Pride Arts Initiative; Liberation In Truth Social Justice Center; NMB Models; Frameline; Newark-Essex Pride Coalition, AAOGC, Project WOW!; Newark Pride Alliance; City of Newark’s Advisory Commission on LGBTQ Concerns; HMI and FEMWORKS.

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