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Music & Migration — 11/16/2022, 6:00 pm| Jam Story Slam — 10/11/2022, 5:30 pm| AFROVIBRATION — 10/07/2022, 6:00 pm| Halsey Festival — 09/15/2022, 3:00 pm| 24 HRS. OF PEACE — 09/03/2022, 6:00 pm| Latin Festival — 08/21/2022, 12:00 pm| Honoring the Spirit of Rebellion: A Celebration of Nat Turner Park — 08/20/2022, 12:00 pm| National Night Out — 08/02/2022, 2:00 pm| Source of Knowledge: Read and Feed — 07/16/2022, 10:00 am| Sounds of the City — 07/14/2022, 6:00 pm| Community Day: Juneteenth — 06/18/2022, 12:00 pm| Stories From the Global City: Hijabi World — 06/02/2022, 6:30 pm| Stories From the Global City: Newark Story Bus — 03/29/2022, 6:30 pm| Stories From the Global City: We Came & Stayed: Coyt Jones/Ras Baraka — 02/22/2022, 6:30 pm| Picturing Newark — 01/25/2022, 6:30 pm| Story Behind the Song with Yeimy Gamez — 08/11/2021, 4:00 pm| Launch of “Uprooted” Interactive Displacement Map — 08/04/2021| Newark Story Bus Launch — 07/10/2021, 10:00 am| 100 Days of Biden: Accountability in the White House — 05/03/2021, 6:00 pm|
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Music & Migration

11/16/2022, 6:00 pm

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 16 – 6:00PM

WHERE: ODR Studios, Newark, NJ

Join us in an evening of Music and Migration with Amir ElSaffar and his Two Rivers ensemble, singer-songwriter and classical Spanish guitarist Janetza Miranda, and Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian dancer Deborah Fogo Ovalles.

This performance and party will follow Rutgers University—Newark‘s Sawyer Seminar on Migration, Displacement, and the Arts. The seminar will examine the intersections between migration and the arts and consider questions about the role of music, dance, and performance in articulating displaced identities in urban migration.

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Jam Story Slam

10/11/2022, 5:30 pm

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 11 – 5:30PM

WHERE: Newark Public Library Courtyard, Newark, NJ

Join us on Tuesday Oct 11th (5:30-8:00pm) The Newark Story bus will be at JAM Story Slam at the Newark Public Library courtyard for #NationalComingOutDay. Hop on board, get your portrait taken then step in the audio booth and tell us your story. It’s going to be beautiful night, hope to see you there!

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AFROVIBRATION

10/07/2022, 6:00 pm

WHEN: Friday, October 7 – 6:00PM

WHERE: Harriet Tubman Square Park, Newark, NJ

Join us on Friday Oct 7th (6:00-9:00pm) The Newark Story bus will be at AfroVibration at Harriet Tubman Sq. Park. Hop on board and get your portrait taken, step in the audio booth to talk about your history and culture. It’s going to be beautiful night, and there will be great music and food.

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Halsey Festival

09/15/2022, 3:00 pm

WHEN: Thursday, September 15 – 3:00PM

WHERE: Halsey Street, Newark

Join us on Thursday 9/15 at Halsey Festival. The Newark Story bus will be back again to honor and document the stories of the people in Newark. Hop on board and get your portrait taken. Step in the audio booth and talk about how you arrived in Newark.

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24 HRS. OF PEACE

09/03/2022, 6:00 pm

WHEN: September 3, 2022 – 6:00PM

WHERE: Springfield Ave, Newark

The Newark Story Bus will be at 24 Hrs. of Peace on Springfield Ave. Come join us move a peaceful Newark forward.

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Latin Festival

08/21/2022, 12:00 pm

WHEN: August 21, 2022 – 12:00PM

WHERE: Bloomfield Ave, Newark

The Newark Story Bus will be at Newark’s Latin Festival!! Youth, ages 10-18 are invited to step on the bus,

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Honoring the Spirit of Rebellion: A Celebration of Nat Turner Park

08/20/2022, 12:00 pm

WHEN: August 20, 2022 – 12PM

WHERE: Muhammad Ali Ave and Boyd St., Newark

Join us on August 20th at Nat Turner Park for Honoring the Spirit of Rebellion. Step on the Newark Story Bus and tell us your story. Thank you to The Friends of Nat Turner Park, Trust for Public Land, and the City of Newark.

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National Night Out

08/02/2022, 2:00 pm

WHEN: August 2, 2022 – 2:00PM

WHERE: Weequahic Park, Newark

The #NewarkStoryBus will be at Weequahic Park for National Night Out to connect with youth for Newark 360, the City’s Master Plan for how it will grow and evolve over the next 10 years. Youth, ages 10-18 will be invited to step on the bus and share their ideas.

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Source of Knowledge: Read and Feed

07/16/2022, 10:00 am

WHEN: July 16, 2022 – 10AM

WHERE: Treat Place, Newark

The #NewarkStoryBus is at Treat Place with Source of Knowledge for their annual Read and Feed. Youth, ages 10-18 are invited to step on the bus.

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Sounds of the City

07/14/2022, 6:00 pm

WHEN: July 14, 2022 – 6:00pm

WHERE: NJPAC, Newark

The Newark Story Bus is at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) with Felix Hernandez to kick off Horizon Foundation: Sounds of the City, a free summer concert series. Come share your story and get your portrait.

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Community Day: Juneteenth

06/18/2022, 12:00 pm

WHEN: June 18, 2022 – 12:00PM

WHERE: The Newark Museum of Art, Newark

Join us Saturday 12-5 at The Newark Museum of Art. Hop on the Newark Story bus tell us your story and get your portrait taken. The bus is a mobile media lab created by Newest Americans that collects and shares the rich stories that make Newark a global city. See you Saturday!

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Stories From the Global City: Hijabi World

06/02/2022, 6:30 pm

WHEN: June 2, 2022 – 6:30PM

WHERE: Facebook Live

This Thursday, we’re premiering our conversation with Hamna Saleem, Dina Sayedahmed, Asmaa Ashraf, to reflect on the 2016 Newest Americans Film, Hijabi World, and where they are today. Don’t miss this riveting conversation about how they have grown as Hijabi women, and activists and what has changed since the release of Hijabi World.

This premiere is a part of the Stories From The Global City series, brought to you by Newest Americans in partnership with New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)The Newark Museum of ArtNewark Public Library & Newark Symphony Hall

Newest Americans is a multimedia collaboratory of journalists, media-makers, artists, faculty, and students housed at Rutgers University Newark.

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Stories From the Global City: Newark Story Bus

03/29/2022, 6:30 pm

WHEN: March 29, 2022 – 6:30PM EST

WHERE: Facebook Live

Join us for a virtual screening presenting the Newark Story Bus, as part of our virtual series Stories From The Global City.

Stories From the Global City, is a virtual screening series, brought to you by Newest Americans in partnership with NJPAC, The Newark Museum of Art, The Newark Public Library, Newark Symphony Hall, & NJ Symphony. Newest Americans is a multimedia collaboratory of journalists, media-makers, artists, faculty, and students housed at Rutgers University Newark.

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Stories From the Global City: We Came & Stayed: Coyt Jones/Ras Baraka

02/22/2022, 6:30 pm

WHEN: February 22, 2022 – 6:30PM EST

WHERE: Facebook Live

Join us for a virtual screening of our short film, “We Came & Stayed: Coyt Jones/Ras Baraka”.

Stories From the Global City, is a virtual screening series, brought to you by Newest Americans in partnership with NJPAC, The Newark Museum of Art, The Newark Public Library, Newark Symphony Hall, & NJ Symphony. Newest Americans is a multimedia collaboratory of journalists, media-makers, artists, faculty, and students housed at Rutgers University Newark.

We’re proud to screen the short film, We Came & Stayed, which is produced by Talking Eyes Media. This eight-minute documentary juxtaposes an interview with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka with sound bytes from an interview with the voice of his grandfather, Coyt Jones, who migrated to Newark in 1927. Jones had been interviewed for the Krueger Scott African American Oral History Collection, the largest archive documenting the journey of African Americans to the State of NJ during the Great Migration. 

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Picturing Newark

01/25/2022, 6:30 pm

WHEN: Tuesday, January 25, 6:30PM

WHERE: Facebook Live

Join us for Stories From The Global City, a monthly series that celebrates Newark, its residents and the diverse voices that make this a city of a thousand tales.

We’re kicking off the series with a screening of Picturing Newark, a short video in which Newark high school students share their vision of life in Newark through photography, followed by a chat with local Newark photographers Anthony Alvarez, Cesar Melgar, and Chrystofer Davis.

Tune into Facebook Live on January 25, at 6:30PM.

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Story Behind the Song with Yeimy Gamez

08/11/2021, 4:00 pm

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug 11, 4PM

WHERE: Instagram Live @newestamericans

Newark artist YEIMY GAMEZ CASTILLO talks about the story behind her new single, Sueño Mojado.

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Launch of “Uprooted” Interactive Displacement Map

08/04/2021
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Newark Story Bus Launch

07/10/2021, 10:00 am

WHEN: Saturday, July 10, 10AM – 5PM

WHERE: Treat Place, Newark

The Newark Story Bus will make its maiden voyage at the Murals | Market | Music event on Treat Place in Newark. Covered in vibrant designs by local artists Gera and Werc, the bus celebrates our diverse cultural heritage. Visitors are invited to climb aboard our mobile media lab, have their portraits made, record their stories, and take home a print of their portrait.

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100 Days of Biden: Accountability in the White House

05/03/2021, 6:00 pm

WHEN: Monday, May 3, 6PM

WHERE: Facebook Live

After President Biden’s first 100 days in office, we check in to see how the administration is delivering on its promises regarding immigration.

FEATURED GUESTS:

MARISOL CONDE-HERNANDEZ is the first female undocumented attorney in the state of New Jersey whose story is the focus of our documentary series American Sueño.

ANGY RIVERA is the Co-Director of the New York State Youth Leadership Council; her story is documented in the film No Le Digas a Nadie (Don’t Tell Anyone)