COVID-19 and Newark’s Children: Capturing Oral Histories of the Pandemic - Newark Public Library

COVID-19 and Newark’s Children: Capturing Oral Histories of the Pandemic

Within the themes of love, loss, perseverance, social justice, and community resilience, we invite Newark children and youth to share their experiences and stories during the COVID-19 pandemic. This project will reflect the diversity of Newark youth and communities across multiple languages and will initiate important conversations that will amplify the voices of our most often discounted in recording history – children and youth.

Children Ages 8-18 are eligible to submit projects

All participants must complete mandatory permission form, photo/video release, Oral History Release form. Click here for forms.

Projects due by August 2021

Expressions can include: oral histories, artistic works, poetry, spoken word, song, dance.

Project outputs will include virtual and physical galleries and exhibits, a bound collection of expressions to share with the greater Newark community

The Project will create a new Special Collection will be archived in the Newark Public Library Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center and accessible globally

Submit forms and projects to DropBox: bit.ly/3svBYOX or drop off at any NPL Branch Location

Click here to view the flyer in English // Haga clic aquí para ver el folleto // clique aqui para ver o flyer em português