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Queer Newark:
Panel Discussion

Digital illustration of colorful raised hands denoting LGBTQIA+ inclusivity.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Price: Free

Burgdorff Theater

10 Durand Road
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Queer Newark Oral History Project

Event Description

The Queer Newark Oral History Project is a community-based project that interviews LGBTQ+ and gender non-conforming people in Newark, NJ. 

The project's goal is to preserve the history of LGBTQ+ people and communities in Newark while embracing inclusivity so that everyone feels valued, respected, and represented.

Featured Speakers:

  • Beatrice Simpkins, Executive Director, Newark LGBTQ Community Center
  • Gary Paul Wright, Executive Director, African American Office Of Gay Concerns
  • Kristyn Scorsone, Phd Candidate, American Studies, Rutgers University

Moderator: Whitney Strub, Associate Professor Of History, Rutgers University

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Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance in February that celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans to American history, culture, and society. Established in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson; Black History Month reflects on the struggles, highlights the triumphs, and provides inspiration to future generations.

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