Programs and Events

 

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

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.

To RSVP please click here!!!

 

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.

Please click here to registar now!


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.

 

 

Reel Talk Film Series: CinemAbility
Tuesday, October 17, 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.

 

 

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.

To RSVP click on the link below:
http://bit.do/MensLeadershipPanel

 


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.

Application Deadline:
Tuesday October 17, 2017 by 5:00 PM

Online Application Link:
http://bit.do/RUNSJLR

 

 

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.

Please click here to registar now!

 

 

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

Angry Birds and Cocoa: A Destress FEST Event
DATE TBA
TIME TBA

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.