What’s Happening around Rutgers? September 2018

New Exhibits at the Zimmerli

On September 1, the exhibition Self-Confessed! The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel, which encompasses the decades-long career of the illustrious cartoonist and graphic memoirist, opens at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers. It explores Bechdel’s work as a writer, an artist, and an archivist of the self, someone who constantly mines and shares her own experiences as a way to communicate something vitally human: the quest for love, acceptance, community, and social justice. Bechdel will speak at Rutgers on October 10.

In conjunction with U. S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s first memoir for young people, the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers is pleased to announce the opening of The Art of Turning Pages: Illustrations by Lulu Delacre for Sonia Sotomayor’s Life Story on September 15. Justice Sotomayor shares her inspiring story about growing up and her deep love of reading inTurning Pages: My Life Story, which will be published by Philomel Books on September 4, along with a Spanish version, Pasando páginas: La historia de mi vida. The exhibition features nearly 30 objects on loan from award-winning children’s author and illustrator Lulu Delacre, including her oil and collage art, preparatory drawings, and research material, on public view for the first time. Bilingual labels, in English and Spanish, accompany the works. Ms. Delacre will speak at Art After Hours: First Tuesdays on October 2.

Halsey Fest
Thursday, Septebmer 6, 4 p.m.
Halsey Street, Downtown Newark

We’re shutting down Halsey from Central to New Streets with tons of activities, arts, games, food, drinks, mascots and more! Come one, come all, bring a friend, and enjoy a night and get a taste of why everyone is buzzing about Newark! This is going to be epic! Rain date: September 13. For more information, click here.

Panel Discussion: Child Separations at the Border
Thursday, September 13, 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.
401 Penn Classroom, Rutgers–Camden

This free, public panel discussion will address the topic of children being separated from their parents at the United States-Mexico border. Panelists are: Ann Adalist-Estrin, director of the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers–Camden; Joanne Gottesman, clinical professor and director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic at Rutgers Law School; Lorrin Thomas, professor of history and chair of the Department of History; and John Wall, professor of religion and childhood studies and chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion. For more information, click here.

Fall Fest
Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Woodward Lawn, Rutgers–Newark

Come out and enjoy food, games, and activities on the Woodward Lawn with the rest of your fellow Rutgers University-Newark students. For more information, click here.

Finding and Facing Facts in Campaigns and Government w/ Eugene Kiely
Monday, September 24, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Eagleton Institute, Rutgers–New Brunswick

Eagleton Institute of Politics presents its 2018 Arthur J. Holland Program on Ethics in Government lecture, “Finding and Facing Facts in Campaigns and Government” with Eugene Kiely, director of FactCheck.org and Rutgers alumnus. Monday, September 24 at 7:00 PM. Free, but registration is required. Click here to RSVP. For more information, click here.

An Evening with Colson Whitehead
Wednesday, September 26, 7 p.m.
Walter K. Gordon Theater, Rutgers–Camden

Colson Whitehead, author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Underground Railroad, will give a free, public lecture. His novel is the 2018 selection for the Rutgers Reads program, which introduces incoming first-year students to academic life at Rutgers–Camden by reading and discussing one designated book. Register for this free event to reserve your seat. Email Rutgers Reads to be placed on a mailing list for more information, or click here.

Matt Badessa