Programs and Events

 

April

Ubuntu:  Art in Community (During World Fair Event)
Wednesday, 26 April 2017, Samuels Plaza
2 - 4 p.m.


Along with the support and guidance of professional mural and graffiti artists, join us and contribute your artistic touch as we make our mark in creating community murals at Rutgers University Newark. These designs will reflect the creative fun, diversity and energy of our campus. Stop by to leave your mark and watch the murals take shape.

 

Rainbow Graduation
Monday, April 24, 2017 Paul Robeson Campus Center Essex Room
Time 11:30 a.m. - 1p.m.


The LGBTQ and Intercultural Resource Center cordially invites you to the annual Rainbow Graduation.  Rainbow Graduation is an event where students, staff, faculty, family and friends can come together and celebrate the personal and academic achievements of graduating students who identify as part of the LGBTQ community.  Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

If you are graduating in Spring/Summer 2017, and you would like to be formally recognized at Rainbow Graduation, please click here to register. The deadline to register is Monday, April 17, 2017 by 5 p.m. Students who register will receive a rainbow stole at the ceremony.

 

 

Reel Talk:  Negro: A Docu-Series About Latino Identity
Tuesday, April 4, 2017, Paul Robeson Campus Center Monmouth Room 237
7:00 p.m.


Join us to experience the film Negro: A Docu-Series About Latino Identity by filmmaker Dash Harris. Negro is a docu-series exploring identity, colonization, racism and the African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean and the color complex among Latinos. Through candid interviews from Latinos, the social manifestations and consequences of the deep-seated color complex is deconstructed. After the docu-series, discussion will focus on colorism in diasporic communities from a global perspective. 

March

Safe Zone Training
Tuesday,  March 28, 2017, Conklin Room 455
5:30 - 9:30 p.m.


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.

Click here to register for SafeZone training.

 

Women’s Leadership Panel
Monday, Mar 27, 2017, 15 Washington Great Room and Clement’s Place
6:30 p.m.


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.

Click Here to RSVP.

 

Undocumented Narratives Panel 
Thursday, March 9, 2017, Paul Robeson Campus Center Passaic Room 226
7:00 p.m.


Facilitated by Professor Edward Alessi from the School of Social Work, join us to listen to the undocumented narratives of a diverse panel who will be sharing their experiences as we discuss the implications of anti-immigration laws, the need for sanctuary cities and how you can take action.

 

Reel Talk:  Undocumented Narratives
Tuesday, March 7, 2017, Paul Robeson Campus Center Union Room 257
7:00 p.m.


Join us to  watch three short films highlighting the lives  and experiences  of undocumented immigrants, refugees, their families and the communities they are  a part of. We will also be hosting a panel that will be sharing their experiences and facilitating a discussion around the implications of anti-immigration laws, the need for sanctuary cities and how you can take action.

 

Safe Zone Training
Monday, March 6, 2017, 1 Washington Place Room 418
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.


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.

Click here to register for SafeZone training.

February

Social Justice Summit:  Exploring Your Inner Activist
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Bergen 255-256-267
9 am - 3 p.m.


The Social Justice Summit is designed for providing students with the opportunity to increase  awareness surrounding issues of inclusion and to develop action plans that will assist them in being agents of change on the RU-N campus and our surrounding communities. Guided by artists, social activists, and community organizers this one-day workshop will give attendees the chance to learn more about themselves, engage in discussion with other students  and community members on a variety of social justices issues, and create strategies for implementing social change!

Click here to register for the Social Justice Summit. 

 

Truth be Told:  An Ubuntu Open Mic Event
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Paul Robeson Campus Center Dance Threater 
7:30 p.m.


Come join the LGBTQ and Intercultural Resource Center and Them Cloud Kids for a night of poetry and performance-based monologues where we share and celebrate our identities. We challenge you to come and perform an "Identity” narrative. By exploring identities that are often left out, forgotten, or ignored, we hope to see the true diversity of our student body and create an accepting and inclusive campus community. We welcome songs, spoken word pieces, monologues, diary entries, or anything that you feel expresses your feelings and experiences. Come and perform or just come watch, absorb, and join in on the dialogues we hope to start. Sign up at the door. E-mail us with any questions!

 

Safe Zone Training
Saturday, 
February 18, 2017, Conklin Room 352
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


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.

Click here to register for SafeZone training.

 

Intersectionality in Social Movements and Lessons from Missou: An evening with Payton Head
Tuesday, 
February 14, 2017, Paul Robeson Campus Center Bergen Rooms 255-256-257
7:30 p.m.


After igniting a nationwide movement for inclusion, former Mizzou Student Body President, Payton Head, comes to visit Rutgers University-Newark to speak on race relations, contemporary social movements, college activism, and LGBTQ equality. We invite the RU-N campus and Newark community to join us for an evening where Payton Head will share his narrative and how intersectionality can be utilized to ignite a social movement towards justice and equity.

 

Ubuntu Series: All About My Clique
Monday, 
February 13, 2017, Paul Robeson Campus Center Passaic Room 226
11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Everyone falls naturally into groups of friends that think, act, look or believe like themselves. Like, as they say, attracts like. However, cliques create an echo chamber for ideas and beliefs that may influence the way that you interact with other people and groups.  What happens when you move outside of that comfort zone and interact with cliques that are different from your norm?  Come find out at our special Ubuntu event - a place to build a strong Rutgers community across difference and meet new people!

 

Reel Talk:  Hole in the Head
Tuesday, 
February 7, 2017, PRCC Monmouth 237
7:00 p.m.


Follow the story of Vertis Hardiman who transcended horrific repercussions of medical experiments experienced in his childhood, which left him with a severe physical deformity. Facilitated by Dr. Lacey Hunter from the department of African American and African Studies, our discussion will center around the impact of human experimentation on communities of color and the significance of Vertis's personal story of strength.

 

Safe Zone Training
Friday, 
February 3, 2017, Conklin 352
1-5 p.m.


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.

Click here to register for SafeZone training. 

January

LGBTQ & Intercultural Resource Center Open House
Monday, January 30, 2017, Conklin Rooms 231 & 232
11:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.


The LGBTQ & Intercultural Resource Center welcomes the RU-N community to visit our center. Share some light snacks while simultaneously learning more about our new and exciting programs, services and events. Also meet our Center staff, including our Graduate Assistants, Peer Mentors and the Director, Yoleidy Rosario.

 

Ubuntu Kickoff:  Celebrating Community
Thursday, January 26, 2017, PRCC Student Street
11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Join us to celebrate our diverse Rutgers and Newark community with the spirit of Ubuntu; a quality that includes the essential human virtues of compassion and humanity. Ubuntu literally means "human-ness" but it is often translated as humanity towards others. It is to belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity. So come out and connect to others on Student Street as we build a stronger Rutgers community.