Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

September

 

Open House
Tuesday, September 12, 2017, Samuel Plaza
(Rain Location Paul Robeson Campus Center Bergen Room)
1:00PM - 4:00PM

The LGBTQ & Intercultural Resource Center welcomes the RU-N community to meet our staff and learn about our new and exciting programs, services, and events. Join us on Samuels Plaza for a community resource fair and in PRCC Bergen for light snacks and fun activities! All are welcome!

 

 

Reel Talk Film Series: Saturday Church
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, Engelhard Hall Room 209
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Directed and written by Damon Cardasis, Saturday Church follows the life of 14-year-old Ulysses, a shy teen being raised in the Bronx by his strict Aunt Rose. He finds escape in a rich fantasy life of music, dance, and a vibrant transgender youth community called Saturday Church. Join us as we view this beautiful coming of age story and discuss the intersections of gender, sexuality and race/ethnicity. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

 

DACA: What's Next
Wednesday September 20, 2017, University Square Multipurpose Room
2:30PM - 3:30PM

We welcome you to join us in a safe space where DACA students will be able to address their concerns, ask legal questions, discuss activism and next steps, and contribute to the conversation of how the Rutgers Newark community can continue to support its DACA students.

 

 

Noche De Baile: Latin@ Dance Night
Thursday,  September 21, 2017, Paul Robeson Campus Center Essex Rooms 231-232
7PM-10PM

Immerse yourself into a night of Latin@ Dance and Culture! Featuring the famous Bronx band, Los Ciegos Del Barrio, who will play all of our favorite bachata, salsa, and merengue hits. People of all dancing levels are encouraged to join. No experience necessary! Light refreshments will be provided.

 

 

Narratives of Immigration & Afro-Latinidad after Charlottesville
Saturday, September 23, 2017, Paul Robeson Campus Center Bergen Rooms 255-257
9:30AM - 7:00PM

Join us for a symposium in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The themes of this year's symposium are Afro-Latinidad After Charlottesville and Narratives of Immigration. We will close the event with live music.

 

SafeZone Training
Thursday, September 28, 2017, Paul Robeson Campus Center Dance Theatre - 351
5:00PM - 9:00PM

SafeZone is an educational program committed to increasing understanding and awareness around how to foster an inclusive and welcoming climate for the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning) community. This SafeZone workshop will consist of two sections. The first section is an introduction to the LGBTQ community including sexual and gender identities, data regarding LGBTQ individuals in higher education, history, symbols, genderism, gender neutral pronouns, and current events. The second section is focused on becoming an Ally and includes  what an individual can do to support students, friends, and colleagues who may identify as LGBTQ, challenges that LGBTQ individuals may encounter, inclusive language, data, and how this information is applicable to you, your department, organization or day to day life.

 

 

October

Reel Talk Film Series: Saving Face
Tuesday, October 3, 2017,  Paul Robeson Campus Center Monmouth 237
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Wil Pang is a young Chinese-American woman, who is struggling to balance her promising medical career and her responsibilities to her widowed mother and grandparents. Romance is out of the picture for Wil until she meets a vibrant and gorgeous dancer named Vivian. Can Wil learn to balance love, career, and family? Join us as we watch a romantic-drama and discuss the intersections of sexuality, gender, race/ethnicity, and kinship. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

 

Coming Out Week Kick-Off
Monday, October 9 2017, Samuel's Plaza
Free Period 11:30AM-12:50PM

Start Coming Out Week with a bang! Show your support for the LGBTQ community and join us during Free Period for interactive activities such as tie-dying, games, and raffles with a chance to win all sorts of prizes. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Creative Writing Workshops 1
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, Paul Robeson Campus Center Passaic 226
1:00PM- 3:00PM

Interested in performing a piece at the Coming Out Monologues and Open Mic?  Don't know how to get started?  Come to the Coming Out Monologues Creative Writing Workshop!  In this workshop, we will discover how to craft a narrative using vivid imagery, unique dialogue, and other elements of craft.  All are welcome!

 

Creative Writing Workshop 2
Tuesday, October 10, 2017,
 Newark LGBTQ Community Center
11 Halsey St, Newark, NJ 07102
4:00PM-6:00PM

Interested in performing a piece at the Coming Out Monologues and Open Mic?  Don't know how to get started?  Come to the Coming Out Monologues Creative Writing Workshop!  In this workshop, we will discover how to craft a narrative using vivid imagery, unique dialogue, and other elements of craft.  All are welcome!

 

Coming Out Monologues and Open Mic
Thursday, October 12, 2017,
Location: Newark LGBTQ Community Center
11 Halsey St, Newark, NJ 07102
7PM

For individuals who identify within the LGBTQAIP (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Asexual, Intersex, Pansexual) community,  coming out can be an amazing journey--humorous, intense, awkward, uplifting.  What is your coming out story?  Join us for The Coming Out Monologues and Open Mic to listen to individual narratives that honor the coming out experience.  This year, we would like to feature stories from various and unique backgrounds and perspectives, including: queer and undocumented, being transgender and how your multiple identities have impacted your experience (ex. Latin @ and lesbian, disabled and bisexual). We also love creativity, so feel free to share your story as a skit, poem, dance, etc.  Light refreshments will be provided.

 

RU-N’s Drag Race
Friday, October 13, 2017, Location: TBA
7PM

To promote our growing community, The LGBTQ and Intercultural Resource Center will be hosting its first annual Drag Race on Friday October 13th, 2017. This year’s line-up includes an array of drag performers, variety and stage acts by Rutgers students and some New Jersey favorites!  Participants can create unique looks in three different categories: Eleganza Extravaganza, Broadway Fierce (a lip sync for your life!), and Friday the 13th. A donation bucket will be passed around as drag kings and queens perform on stage, and several professional drag performers with the help the audience judge the winner of the show based on Community Pride, a Q-and-A session and a talent showcase. Our headliner and special guest, will be closing out the show with a special performance and crowning this year’s winner.

 

 

Men’s Leadership Panel
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, [Location TBA]
6:30PM

The Men’s Leadership Panel brings together campus and community leaders to share their paths to personal and professional success with RU-N students, faculty and staff.  During a Q and A session,  panelists will share the lessons they have learned during their journeys toward career success and how we can support and increase the presence of men of color in leadership roles. This panel will be followed by a networking session and light refreshments.

 

 

November

 

Social Justice and Leadership Retreat
Friday, November 3 2017, - Sunday, November 5, 2017 [Catskills- Off Campus)

R U ready to be the change you want to see? If so, RU-N is looking for students who are motivated to participate in dialogue between diverse communities on campus. We urge you to apply if you are interested in social justice activism and advocacy, leadership development, facilitating difficult dialogue and/or want to become a change agent on campus.

 

Reel Talk Film Series: Free CeCe
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Paul Robeson Campus Center Monmouth 237 
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Join us as we follow the incredible story of CeCe McDonald, a trans woman of color who survived a brutal attack, and was incarcerated for self-defense. This event sparked an international movement in efforts to free her. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

 

SafeZone Training
Saturday, November 18, 2017, Ackerson Hall Room 106
10:00AM - 3:00PM

 

SafeZone is an educational program committed to increasing understanding and awareness around how to foster an inclusive and welcoming climate for the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning) community. This SafeZone workshop will consist of two sections. The first section is an introduction to the LGBTQ community including sexual and gender identities, data regarding LGBTQ individuals in higher education, history, symbols, genderism, gender neutral pronouns, and current events. The second section is focused on becoming an Ally and includes  what an individual can do to support students, friends, and colleagues who may identify as LGBTQ, challenges that LGBTQ individuals may encounter, inclusive language, data, and how this information is applicable to you, your department, organization or day to day life.

 

Mascara Conference & Trans Day of Remembrance
Monday, November 20, 2017, Paul Robeson Campus Center Essex
8AM- 5PM

The African American Office of Gay Concerns (AAOGC) in collaboration with the LGBTQ and Intercultural Resource Center of Rutgers University-Newark is hosting a conference to honor our transgender, transsexual, genderqueer,and gender variant community members, students, faculty and staff.  Join us as we celebrate gender variant and transgender communities,explore the many dimensions of gender and identity, educate the campus community to become more culturally competent trans-allies, and observe the International Transgender Day of Remembrance.

 

 

December

Speak Summit
Saturday December 2, 2017, Paul Robeson Campus Center Essex Room
11:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Please join us in unison with The Pride Network for a day-long, free social justice conference, targeting LGBTQ and Allied youth who are looking to make a difference in the world. Workshops will given on the following topics: intersectionality, privilege, gender, community organizing, grassroots movements, HIV/AIDS History, masculinity and much more. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

 

Angry Birds and Cocoa: A De-stress FEST Event
Thursday December 7, 2017, Golden Dome Athletic Center
12:00 PM- 2:00 PM

 

Stressed? Overwhelmed? Anxious? Then join us for Angry Birds and Cocoa during our campus wide destress fest! Don’t forget to grab your safety goggles and gloves, and we’ll provide the sling shot! All students are welcomed to catapult their worries and launch their stress away with our life size angry birds game.

 

JANUARY

National Day of Racial Healing at Student Street and SPAA
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, PRCC Student Street & SPAA
11:00AM - 2:00PM

Join the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Center, in a national day of activities and actions intended to promote healing from the wounds left by racism, hate crimes and rhetoric to begin to build a just and equal community for all to thrive.

National Day of Racial Healing: A Night of Speaking Truth, through Poetry, Prose and Music
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, PRCC Essex Room
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Join the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Center for a community dialogue focused on how we could heal the wounds created by racial, ethnic and religious bias in our community. This dialogue seeks to unearth the historic and contemporary effects of racism and create a space where we could communally respond to the broad call for racial healing in our country in order to bring about transformational and sustainable change.

 

FEBRUARY

Safe Zone
Friday, February 2, 2018, PRCC Passaic 226
10:00AM - 3:00PM

Safe Zone is an educational program committed to increasing understanding and awareness around how to foster an inclusive and welcoming climate for the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning) community. This Safe Zone workshop will consist of two sections. The first section is an introduction to the LGBTQ community including sexual and gender identities, data regarding LGBTQ individuals in higher education, history, symbols, genderism, gender neutral pronouns, and current events. The second section is focused on becoming an ally and includes what an individual can do to support students, friends, and colleagues who may identify as LGBTQ, challenges that LGBTQ individuals may encounter, inclusive language, data, and how this information is applicable to you, your department, organization or day to day life.

Reel Talk Film Series: CinemAbility
Tuesday, February 6, 2017, PRCC Monmouth 237
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Join us as we view a documentary that takes a detailed look at the evolution of  disability in entertainment through interviews filmmakers, studio executives, film historians, and celebrities. Using vivid clips from Hollywood’s most beloved motion pictures and television programs, CinemAbility focuses attention on the powerful impact that entertainment and the media can have on society. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Reel Talk: The 13th
Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018, PRCC Monmouth 237
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us as we watch The 13th, a documentary  by Ava DuVernay, which explores the history of racial inequality and mass incarceration in the United States.  Together, we will discuss the themes of race, gender, and socioeconomic status in relation to the imagery provided by this ground-breaking documentary. Light refreshments will be provided.

MARCH

Hidden Figures
Monday, March 26 2018, PRCC Essex Room
11:30AM - 1:00PM

 

Women’s Leadership Panel
Wednesday, 28 March 2018, Clement’s Place
6:30PM - 9:00PM

The Women’s Leadership Panel brings together campus and community leaders to share their paths to personal and professional success, their backgrounds and experiences and how can we support and grow the presence of women in leadership roles. This panel will be followed by a networking session and light refreshments.

 

APRIL

Reel Talk: Reluctant Fundamentalist
Tuesday, April 3, 2018, Monmouth 237
7:00PM-9:00PM

The Reluctant Fundamentalist takes us through the culturally rich and beguiling worlds of New York, Lahore and Istanbul, as a young Pakistani native chronicles his journey towards the “American Dream” before and after the events of 9/11.  Together, we will discuss the topics of nationalism, citizenship, racism and other common themes found within this film.  Light Refreshments will be served.

Pride Week, April 9-13, 2018

Pride Alumni Mixer
Thursday, April 12, 2018, PRCC Bergen 255/6/7
6:00PM-9:30PM

The LGBTQ and Intercultural Resource Center is developing a Pride Alumni Association to create a thriving support system for the higher education advancement of LGBTQ students as well as lifelong support for our LGBTQ Graduates. Join us for cocktails, light refreshments, raffle prizes, and entertainment, as we kick off our first Pride alumni mixer!

Trans Pool Party
Friday, April 13, 2017, Golden Dome Athletic Center
6:30PM - 9:00PM

Make a splash and enjoy an All Gender Inclusive Night at the Golden Dome Athletic Center!  All gender identities welcome! Enjoy gender inclusive locker rooms and restrooms, as well as relaxed pool clothing rules (feel free to wear t-shirts or shorts over a bathing suit).  If you don’t feel like swimming, come enjoy some light refreshments and chat with staff from the LGBTQ and Intercultural Resource Center.  Let’s come together to support the trans community and learn what it means to be a gender-inclusive campus.

Reel Talk: Better Luck Tomorrow
Tuesday, 17 April 2018, PRCC Monmouth 237
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Join us as we watch and discuss this ground-breaking independent film that follows a group of young Asian-Americans, who are grappling with the topics of racism, masculinity, and the Model Minority Myth.  Light refreshments will be served.

Rainbow Graduation
Monday, 23 April 2018, PRCC Essex Room
11:30AM - 12:50PM (Free Period)

Come join us for our annual Rainbow Graduation as the LGBTQ and Intercultural Resource Center and Rutgers University-Newark officially recognize and celebrate the achievements of LGBTQ-identified students and their allies. Light refreshments served.

 

Louder Than a Bomb
Sunday, April 29 2018, PRCC
8:00AM - 6:00PM

Come join us for our annual Rainbow Graduation as the LGBTQ and Intercultural Resource Center and Rutgers University-Newark officially recognize and celebrate the achievements of LGBTQ-identified students and their allies. Light refreshments served.

MAY

Youth Summit
Friday, March 9, 2018, PRCC
8:30AM - 2:00PM

This year's theme is:  You Are Not Alone: Dealing with Abandonment and Rejection.  When we face rejection from loved ones because of who we are, it can create within us a feeling of abandonment. Coping with these feelings in a healthy way is important for the future development of ourselves and our community. The Youth Summit is an opportunity to learn how to express feelings of abandonment and rejection through music, dialogue,  and movement.  Together we will experience positive growth by exploring our identities and by learning how to present our true selves confidently. As Chris Colfer, star of Glee, once said, always remember that "there is nothing wrong with you. There's a lot wrong with the world you live in, " but change is possible, and it starts today at Youth Summit 2018.