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Ajùa Campos Presents: Convocation 2016

Lauren Salazar ’17 writes in:

Join Ajúa Campos as we jumpstart

Latinx Affirmation Month 2016
“Making Latinidad: Affirming Our Intersectionalities”

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


Convocation feat. Maria Santana ’98

maria santanaTONIGHT:

Join Ajùa Campos and CNN en Español’s correspondent, María Santana ’98, for a roundtable discussion of Latinas/os In The Media: Our Roles and Representations.

María Santana will enlighten us all about some of the most pressing and pertinent topics of the field – women in journalism/broadcasting, her work with CNN, her time as a Wesleyan student and latina/o representations in the media. Then, we’ll open it up to discussion and questions!

(for y’all meal/point chasin’)

Co-sponsored by: AMST, AFAM, FGSS, GOV, and ENG

Date: Sunday, November 1 — today!
Time: 7-9 PM
Place: the DFC
Facebook event

Ajúa Campos: First Meeting of the Semester!


From Kimberly Heras ’17:

Join Ajúa Campos, Wesleyan’s Latin@ Student Group, at our first meeting of the semester!

Ajua Campos has been and continues to be the principal communicative instrument for the Latino community at Wesleyan University, educating Latinos as well as the greater Wesleyan community on Latino cultural values and political issues through all different types of angles.

Come get to know members of the Wesleyan Latin@ community, listen to some cool music, learn a bit about the history of Ajúa and Latinidad on campus and get a preview of what Ajúa is planning for this semester!

ALL are welcome (returning and new members alike)!! So invite your friends!

Date: Monday, September 15th
Time: 7 – 8 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, room 114

Immigration and Domestic Violence: Examining the Legal Implications of Intersectionality

A message from Lily Wittrock ’16:

Come to a discussion with Martin Wheeler, of Connecticut Legal Services, to learn about his experience as a family attorney for survivors of domestic violence who are either undocumented or rely on their partner for lawful immigration status. Mr. Wheeler is also a licensed family therapist and will discuss his experiences working with victims of trauma.

Sponsored by Students for Consent and Communication, Ajua Campos, International House, and the Planned Parenthood Campus Action Interns.

Date: November 14, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 112
Facebook: Here

Noche De Gala

From Zaida Garcia ’15 who always knows where the party’s at:

Come celebrate and wrap up the end of Latin@ Affirmation Month at our annual semi-formal! Attire is black and white. Come classy y listo para bailar. DJ STYLES will be returning to Wes this weekend to hold it down. Tickets will be sold in Usdan all week. Thank you to all those who have supported Ajùa Campos this month, Wesleyan’s oldest Latin@ student organization!

Date: Saturday, December 1st
Time: 11:00pm – 3:00am
Place: 200 Church
Cost: $3 individual, $5 couple
Facebook it. 

Panel: What Does it Mean to be ______-Caribbean?

Marjahn Finlayson ’15 invites you to join in defining the meaning of Carribean identities:

 In conjunction with Latino Affirmation Month, the Carribean Students Association and Ajua Campos present a panel on what it means to be Carribean and Latino/American/etc.

Date: Thursday, November 15
Time: 7 pm – 8pm
Place: PAC 004
Cost: Zilch.

Insurgent Research: Looking for Autonomy in the Production of Knowledge with Social Activist and Post-Development Theorist Dr. Gustavo Esteva

Super awesome event real, real soon:

The Foucauldian challenge to the institutional production of
“truth” (the statements governing our behavior) is not coming from
universities or research centers but from social movements: insurgent
research, militant research, reflection in action…from Colectivo
Situaciones in Argentina to Unitierra in California or Chocosol in
Toronto, autonomous centers for the production of knowledge are
proliferating. Is this an ephemeral, marginal fashion? What is the
role of these centers in the current wave of mobilizations? Do they
represent alternative, valid ways of knowing?


Co-sponsored by the Adelphic Educational Fund, Infoshoppe Collective, Ajúa Campos,
Hermes, Occupy, Center for the Americas, LAST, Academic Affairs, the
Service Learning Center and the Sociology and Anthropology

More super awesome details after the jump.

Carib Week: A Celebration of Caribbean Heritage and Culture

Submitted by Brittney McNab ’14:

“From Whence We Came”
There is a common ground that holds together the diverse populations of the region. The West Indies is home to various ancestral roots which all contribute to a very complex and heterogeneous space. People of the Caribbean are very connected to one another through their shared experience of relocation and post-colonial recovery. In our celebration we hope to highlight the multiplicity that helps to make the region what it is today.
Please join us in our celebration.

Read past the jump for a listing of all the Carib Week events; there are a lot of them!

The Truth of the US “War on Drugs” and Latin American Cartel Violence

A presentation by Larry Talley, former Navy Officer and speaker with Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, on his first ever speaking tour.

Larry Talley was a Navy officer for 20 years, and was stationed in Panama for five of them. While in Central America, he routinely worked in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to counter the efforts of drug cartel’s throughout Latin America. Larry was personally involved with many raids on cartel operations and drug production facilities, and witnessed firsthand the devastating violence and destruction caused by the illegal drug market. Thousands of cartel-related murders are taking place across the region annually, contributing to ecological destruction, mass migration, and cultural degradation. It is estimated that up to 70% of all funding for the drug cartels can be linked to marijuana sales within the United States alone. Larry will testify to these horrible crimes, and make the case for what he believes will fix drug related violence, both inside the U.S. and around the globe: the full legalization and regulation of all drugs.

Join Students for Sensible Drug Policy and Ajua Campos for a groundbreaking dialogue about U.S. drug policy, and it’s effect on the rest of the Americas. If we hope to address the cycles of violence throughout the Americas, we cannot do so without talking about ending the “War on Drugs.”

Please join us! Free food will be provided, all are welcome to attend! Check out the facebook event here.

Date: Tuesday, April 6th
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:45PM
Location: PAC 001