Our Work In Action...
North Jersey Pride seeks to educate members of our LGBTQ and ally communities through fun and stimulating events, including film screenings, memoir readings, panel discussions and much more. Below is a peak at some of our most well attended events...
March for Black Queer Lives • 6-10-20
North Jersey Pride cosponsored the march for equality for Black Queer Lives, that began in Newark and ended with a rally in Spiotta Park in South Orange, an event that drew 1,500 participants.
LGBTQ+ Mental Health & Resilience Webinar • 6-30-21
A conversation with Dr. Eunice Avilés, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Gender Specialist and discussion about mental health concerns, what triggers stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and learn how to address them.
Film & Panel: "From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet?" 6-20-19
Screening followed by panel discussion moderated by WNYC's Nancy Solomon and featuring co-executive producer Rev. Gilbert Caldwell; Rev. Kevin Taylor, Senior Pastor of Unity Fellowship Church NewArk; Rev. Jerri Mitchell-Lee, co-pastor of the Unity Fellowship Church NewArk; and Elaine Helms, founder of Reaching Adolescents in Need, (RAIN) Foundation, which houses homeless LGBTQ youth.
A Reading and Conversation with Darnell Moore • 6-13-19
Author event cosponsored with Words Bookstore: Darnell L. Moore, renowned activist and author, read from his memoir, "No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America," followed by a conversation with the community.
Screening of "Gender Revolution" and Panel Discussion • 11-28-18
Following the screening, we heard from a panel of experts, including Dr. Eunice Avilés, Founder of Transcending Identities; Gary Paul Wright, Executive Director of African American Office of Gay Concerns (AAOGC); Dana Delgardo, retired Air Force captain, nurse practitioner and transgender advocate; and Jeanne LoCicero, Legal Director of the ACLU of New Jersey, about the risks facing the trans community.
Help Pack Supplies for LGBTQ+ Teens in Foster Care • 4-3-16
For children in foster care, the backpack is more than a collection of items and a way to carry them – it’s proof that there are people who care at a time when they feel most alone.. At this special give-back event, volunteers met and assembled 100 backpacks specifically to benefit LGBTQ+ youth, delivered via New Jersey's Foster and Adoptive Family Services.