Exhibition & Events

Exhibition: October 03—December 05, 2019
Hahne & Co Building Atrium
54 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ

Past Events

10.03
Climates of Inequality: Special Community Preview
Hahne & Co Building Atrium
54 Halsey Street
October 03, 2019
5:30 pm—8:00 pm

Why does the past matter for the future of climate change? The legacies of environmental justice may hold the key to confronting the climate crisis.
Climates of Inequality is a multi-media installation created by Rutgers University-Newark students, collaborating with the Ironbound Community Corporation — together with over 500 students, educators, and environmental justice advocates in more than 20 cities.
Through immersive virtual reality, moving testimony, and historical imagery, communities share sites of climate crisis from Newark to New Orleans. Follow local teams as they peel back the layers of history that created them. Then share your own memories on interactive maps and “vote” on local environmental policy.

After launching in Newark, this exhibit will travel to the over 20 communities that created it — carrying the stories of Newark to each place in a memory movement to shape just climate solutions.

Join us for this preview event to acknowledge the project’s creators and explore how this multi-media installation can support student learning and public participation in environmental and climate justice.

10.12
Our Land, Our Stories
Newark Public Library
5 Washington St Newark, NJ
October 12, 2019
1:00 pm—4:00 pm

Narratives of environmental contamination, continuity, and survival from the Ramapough Lunaape in Ringwood, New Jersey.

Presented by Researchers from Rutgers University, Landscape Architecture
ANITA BAKSHI, EDWIN GANO, DIANA RANDJELOVIC, and BARBRA WALKER

FEATURING A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS:
CHIEF MANN, Ramapough Lunaape Turtle Clan Chief
CHUCK STEAD, Founder of the Ramapo Saltbox Environmental Research Center
JAN BARRY, Former Reporter for The Record
JUDY SULLIVAN, Founder of the Ramapough Conservancy
JUDY ZELIKOFF, NYU, Department of Environmental Medicine
MICHAEL EDELSTEIN, Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies, Ramapo College

Followed by an exhibition walk through with project partners, storytelling
with sketch artists, and an opportunity to participate in interactive drawings
that will become part of the exhibition.

10.31
International Launch Convening
Express Newark Lecture Hall
54 Halsey Street, 2nd floor Newark, NJ
October 31—November 01, 2019
8:30 am—5:00 pm

Register today

Join leading advocates, scholars, and students from over 20 cities to launch a memory movement for climate justice.

Find the latest agenda here.

11.13
Conversation with Naomi Klein and Winona LaDuke: "Our House is on Fire": Land Rights and Climate Justice
Express Newark Lecture Hall
54 Halsey St, 2nd floor
November 13, 2019
10:00 am—12:00 pm

Winona LaDuke and Naomi Klein join the Clement A. Price Institute and the Humanities Action Lab to explore just ways of dealing with the urgent, complex issues of collapsing ecosystems and social justice.

06.25
HAL Summer Session 1: Storytelling Today
June 25, 2020
1:00 pm—2:30 pm

Session 1: Storytelling Today
Thursday June 25th
1:00-2:30pm EST/10:00-1:30 PST
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hal-summer-storytelling-session-tickets-110695481164

07.09
HAL Summer Session 2: Storytelling Today
July 09, 2020
1:00 pm—2:30 pm

Session 2: Storytelling Today
Thursday July 9th
1:00-2:30pm EST/10:00-1:30 PST
RSVP here: https://halsummersession2.eventbrite.com

07.30
HAL Summer Session 3: Reimagining Our Learning and Teaching
July 30, 2020
1:30 pm—3:00 pm

The Humanities Action Lab, a national coalition led from Rutgers University-Newark, is hosting a conversation to reimagine public humanities and social justice in the context of the pandemic and anti-racist, Black Lives Matter protests, specifically focusing on pedagogy and the classroom in this moment. This conversation will feature HAL partners across the country, including stories from Newark and other community organizations on the ground. This project is an outgrowth of HAL’s most recent project, Climates of Inequality.

For more info and to RSVP: https://halsummersession3.eventbrite.com

08.20
HAL Summer Session 4: Media Making
August 20, 2020
1:00 pm—2:30 pm

The Humanities Action Lab, a national coalition led from Rutgers University-Newark, is hosting a conversation to reimagine public humanities and social justice in the context of the pandemic and anti-racist, Black Lives Matter protests, specifically focusing on pedagogy and the classroom in this moment. This conversation will feature HAL partners across the country, including stories from Newark and other community organizations on the ground. This project is an outgrowth of HAL’s most recent project, Climates of Inequality.

Details TBD.

09.17
HAL Summer Session 5: Exhibitions & Public Programs
September 17, 2020
1:00 pm—2:30 pm

The Humanities Action Lab, a national coalition led from Rutgers University-Newark, is hosting a conversation to reimagine public humanities and social justice in the context of the pandemic and anti-racist, Black Lives Matter protests, specifically focusing on pedagogy and the classroom in this moment. This conversation will feature HAL partners across the country, including stories from Newark and other community organizations on the ground. This project is an outgrowth of HAL’s most recent project, Climates of Inequality.

Details TBD.

10.15
TLS Session 1: Goals
October 15, 2020
1:30 pm—3:00 pm

This session will ground our community of practice, and identify participants’ goals and interests. It will also offer models for how participants can ground public memory projects of their own that seek to activate history and memory for justice-centered movements and mutual aid in the current moment. Topics will include: locating yourself and your history in relation to systemic power and histories of liberation and historical harm; bringing transformative justice approaches to public memory projects; and creating reciprocal relationships among mentors and partners for co-creation and knowledge sharing.

This session is free and open to the public.

10.29
TLS Session 2: Planning
October 29, 2020
1:30 pm—3:00 pm

In the spirit of our TLS shared values radical of honesty and openness, this week’s meeting will be a planning session where core group members and the larger HAL network will collaboratively envision an upcoming workshop on “mutual aid storytelling.” TLS is an ongoing and evolving process of collectively creating a learning community and we want to make that in-process aspect visible to everyone who participates. Join us to see what horizontal and sustainable workshop development can look like and gather tools and resources for your own efforts.

This session is free and open to the public.

11.12
TLS Session 3: Mutual Aid Storytelling
November 12, 2020
1:30 pm—3:00 pm

This session will explore ways that sharing stories — whether individual, community, or broader structural histories — supports ongoing mutual aid and organizing efforts. Led by organizers of mutual aid in cities from Newark to Miami to Milwaukee, the workshop will explore what mutual aid is and how it’s different from charity or social service; how story sharing is central to sustaining and growing mutual aid; who storytelling is for and how history/memory can support mutual aid; and what roles people from different subject positions (students, organizers, faculty, local residents) can play. It will explore “mutual aid storytelling” as a practice for this moment and offer ways to ground learning spaces in holistic listening and healing practices.

Free and open to the public.

12.03
TLS Session 4: Helpful Jellyfish
December 03, 2020
1:30 pm—3:00 pm

This session will build on our growing exploration of the role of storytelling in mutual aid and other non-hierarchical organizing efforts. We will be joined by Tara Taylor of the mutual aid project Helpful Jellyfish based in Philadelphia who will help ground us in the slow work of shifting our deeply embedded ideas of what our own story is and what it can be. Together we will reflect on how to challenge “trauma porn” narratives, re-work our stories to have real material change in our lives, and better connect to each other through our shared experiences.

Free and open to the public.

12.17
TLS Session 5: TBD
December 17, 2020
1:30 pm—3:00 pm

This session will be shaped by our core participants out of our shared efforts.

Details TBD.