Come to our first event, Convocation, which will feature:
– Latinx Affirmation Month Events
– Senior & Freshman Speakers
– A keynote address from Trans Activist – Jennicet Gutiérrez!
Jennicet Gutiérrez is a transgender activist and organizer from México. She currently resides in Los Angeles. She is best known for shedding light on the plight of transgender women in immigration detention centers through her organization FAMILIA: TQLM (Trans Queer Liberation Movement). She burst onto the national scene when she interrupted President Obama during his White House speech in honor of Pride month, calling attention to the struggles of Trans immigrant women.
Jennicet believes in the importance of uplifting and centering the voices of trans women of color in all racial justice work. Jennicet will continue to organize in order to end the deportation, incarceration and criminalization of immigrants and all people of color.
Presentado por Ajúa Campos!
Date: October 30, 2016 Time: 6 PM – 9 PM Place: Daniel Family Commons
1977. Japan. Dir: Nobuhiko Obayashi. With Kimiko Ikegami. 88 min. 35mm print
A schoolgirl named Gorgeous and her friends head out to Auntie’s creaky country home to be devoured one by one by a bloodthirsty piano, phantom mattresses, and other ghoulish traps. With a stream-of-consciousness plot and boldly experimental design, this absurdist ghost take comes to life as a candy-colored pop art hallucination.
Interested in learning more about the Civic Engagement Certificate and the many ways to fulfill the requirements? Professor Barbara Juhasz is holding an info session to go over what the certificate entails and answer any questions. Pizza will be provided!
Date: Friday, October 28 Time: 12:00-1:00 PM Place: Albritton 103
Do you still remember the first book you loved? Still have it? Still love it? If you have some visual art skills and some serious storytelling impulses, come by the Shapiro Center to learn more about Amy Bloom’s Creating Children’s Books class, taught in spring 2017! Amy and a previous student will answer questions about the class and application process, and snacks will be provided!
Whether you are looking to create a book that will launch your career (or at least get you an interview), create a series that changes the world of children’s books or write a book that you’ll cherish forever, learn more about a chance to craft a book of your very own.
We are truly saddened to let you all know that the Star and Crescent is going to have to stay closed today because of the unclean water we’re dealing with after Middletown’s water outage. We’re really sorry for the inconvenience, and we hope to see you all tomorrow.
South African musician Derek Gripper conjures anew a centuries-old musical heritage, interpreting kora (21 string harp) compositions for solo classical guitar. He has created a repertoire of arrangements of African music, based on transcriptions of works by Toumani Diabaté, Ali Farka Touré, and others.
Date: Friday, 4th November Time: 8:00-9:30 PM Place: Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown Cost: $28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students
An evening of musical colonialism achieved by means of forgery, ruthless annexation, and works of great American serialists. Presentation will include a fair amount of innocence in admiration of sound with its various forms and shapes. (Elements of discourtesy for tradition may occur.) Performance will feature Wesleyan students and distinguished composer Robert Morris.
Date: Tuesday, 1st November Time: 9:00-10:30 PM Place: World Music Hall, 40 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown