Link to 2018 schedule.

  • 9am-12pm: Oral History Bootcamp by the Queer Newark Oral History Project. Free, but requires separate registration.
  • 11:30am: Registration for Telling Untold Histories
  • 12-130pm: Lunch & breakout session proposals
  • 145-245pm: Session 1
  • 3-4pm: Session 2
  • 4:15-5:15pm: Session 3
  • 5:30-6pm Wine & cheese reception
  • 6pm Keynote Talk, “Becoming Essential,” by Sarah Pharaon, Senior Director, Methodology & Practice at The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.

Sarah Pharaon serves as Senior Director of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. Her work includes oversight of professional training across the Coalition membership as well as the organization’s work on issues of immigration, race and mass incarceration. Sarah currently oversees From Brown v Board to Ferguson, a  three-year project to create dynamic youth public engagement programs that foster much-needed community dialogue on race, education equity and incarceration in the context of civil rights history. She also directs the Coalition’s Immigration and Civil Rights Network.  From 2010 – 2014, Sarah led twenty five U.S. museums in providing training and overall development for  the National Dialogues on Immigration Project, an IMLS and NEH-funded initiative which linked sites across the country in hosting dialogues on contemporary immigration issues affecting their communities (  Previously, Sarah worked as Director of Education at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum where she also oversaw all of the Museum’s contemporary immigration programs, including the Kitchen Conversations immigration dialogues, the Tenement Windows immigrant art installations and the Shared Journeys ESOL program which utilizes the Tenement’s historic building to teach English to speakers of other languages. Previously, Sarah was the founding curator of the Arab American National Museum (AANM) and was a leader in developing the narrative, collections, and overall design of the AANM.  She is a consulting trainer on dialogue and audience-centered engagement for the National Park Service, an instructor at the Seminar for Historic Administration, and serves on the Leadership Council of the American Association of State and Local History.