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Newark Story Bus

A mobile media lab

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The Story Bus is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Audible, NJPAC, Rutgers University–Newark, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and the New Jersey Arts & Culture Recovery Fund.

 

Newark Story Bus

A mobile media lab

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Newark today is defined by immigration and the Great Migration—by the movement of people from across the globe and around the country who have sought opportunity here and left their imprints in return. 

The Newark Story Bus is a mobile hub for sharing and collecting the rich stories that make Newark a global city. The bus, a refurbished Econoline Cutaway, contains a sound booth and portrait studio designed to gather audiovisual histories from residents and workers in the city. The exterior of the bus, created by local artists Geraluz and Werc, draws attention when it rolls into schools, street fairs, churches and community centers. The design evokes our mixed cultural heritages and celebrates the vibrancy of Newark. The interior space, created and built by Evonne Davis, doubles as a mixed-use media lab to help teach local residents storytelling skills.

The Story Bus is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Audible, NJPAC, Rutgers University–Newark, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and the New Jersey Arts & Culture Recovery Fund.

The Story Bus gathering stories at Breakout Newark on October 8-9, 2021.

Breakout Newark

Breakout Newark, a series of experiences led by Newark Changemakers sponsored by Audible, took place October 8-9, 2021. Community leaders gathered for workshops and storytelling activities. The Newark Story Bus gathered the stories of several participants.

Check out our social media channels as these stories are released.

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