Queer Newark Oral History Project Takes It to the Next Level With Launch Event

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The Queer Newark Oral History Project (QNOHP) was started in 2011 by LGBT Newark residents and activists, along with faculty and staff from Rutgers University–Newark, to document the lives and history of the city’s LGBT community.

Recently the group was awarded Rutgers University’s Clement A. Price Human Dignity Award for 2016. The Awards honor individuals and groups who have demonstrated extraordinary achievement and commitment to promoting and practicing diversity and inclusion at Rutgers University and in the broader community.

Join QNOHP for a very special Launch Event on Saturday, April 23, 2016

When: 5–6:30pm

Where: Newark LGBTQ Community Center, 11 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Featuring: a multimedia presentation of the Queer Newark Oral History Project's work—including archival images + sound clips from interviews—and the public debut of the group’s new website



5–6pm: Program

·         Welcoming Remarks

·         QNOHP Founding — Darnell Moore, co-founder

·         Current Work + Website Launch

·         Statement on community partnership and collaboration — Rev. Janyce Jackson-Jones

·         Reflections from QNOHP contributors/interviewees — James Credle, June Dowell-Burton, Rodney Gilbert, and Peter Savastano

·         Closing Remarks

6–6:30pm: Reception with DJ Just Love

7–9pm: Newark LGBTQ Community Center's 3rd Annual Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser (Registration required — space is limited)


For more information about the QNOHP visit

About Our Partner -  Newark LGBTQ Community Center
As North Jersey’s only LGBTQ Center, our mission is to create and sustain a safe space that fosters a better quality of life for our community and allies in the Greater Newark area.  In doing so, our vision is to support the diverse community in our area by offering programs, services and events that address the plethora of concerns of LGBTQ individuals— including homelessness, economic empowerment, health and wellness and social injustice.  We strive to affirm lives and create a space where the community feels welcomed, embraced, empowered and celebrated.  The Center offers LGBTQ Newarkers a place to feel safe and comfortable, to network and build relationships, to learn leadership and advocacy skills, and to enjoy social interactions in an affirming environment.

The Queer Newark Oral History Project is funded by the Rutgers University–Newark Chancellor's Seed Grant Program.

This program is supported by a grant from the Community Foundation of New Jersey/Newark Celebration 350 Fund. 2016 is the 350th Anniversary of Newark’s founding. Join us as we celebrate! For more information and event listings visit

For more information, contact Christina Strasburger

Also visit
Twitter:  @QueerNewark