Look back. Move forward. NYU's Stonewall 50th Anniversity Celebration

In the early hours of June 28, 1969, only blocks from NYU’s Washington Square campus, the Stonewall riots began, helping to launch the modern LGBTQ+ movement.

The lives of generations of NYU faculty, students, administrators, and alumni have intersected with and contributed to this movement, in groundbreaking change and heartbreaking loss.

Fifty years later, join us as we celebrate and commemorate the remarkable social, cultural, medical, and legal transformations that followed Stonewall and continue to shape our community and our University.

Numerous University programs, exhibits, and performances will celebrate and commemorate the Stonewall Uprising anniversary. Under the umbrella of signature university-wide talks ranging on themes that emerge from Stonewall, we invite schools, divisions, and other university-affiliated groups, clubs, etc., to plan their own events or expressions of commemoration for this anniversary. Or, if they are planning events independently, include them in our promotions/communications.

We created a visual identity system to coordinate our communication efforts. It ensures that the NYU-Stonewall 50 messaging has a unified look and feel across schools, centers, programs, and divisions. This guide explains the individual components of the system. It also illustrates ways to apply these components to a variety of design collateral.