In the last publication of The Ankh (physical copies of which may be found in various locations on campus) a group of Students of Color penned this manifesto. One co-writer asked me to reproduce it here. I would also like to add that tomorrow, Sunday December 7th at 5 PM (edit: the meeting has been changed from 4 to 5 PM) in the basement of Malcolm X House there will be a meeting to discuss further action regarding #BlackLivesMatter. If you have questions, you should reach out to Dreisen Heath ’15 (dheath[at]wes) and Christian Hosam ’15 (chosam[at]wes).
Community of Color Manifesto
- We assert that the Community of Color at Wesleyan has not been all that we would have liked it to be.
- Further, we recognize that community building across racial lines (to say nothing of gender, class, geographic lines, etc.) has not taken place in any substantive way in the recent past here on campus.
- We name that there have been a number of impediments that have kept us from being a cohesive and synergistic community, which are reflective of both interpersonal conflicts that we have faced, as well as structural administrative barriers that have historically lead to cleavages between Students of Color.
An anonymous someone from Wesleyan’s incredible publication The Ankh writes in to tell you about their anonymous collaborative poem project. The video is truly awesome, but Facebook won’t let me embed it so check it out here. And drop them a line by November 14th:
The Ankh blog’s anonymous poem is a bi-weekly collaborative poem in
which students of color can send in a line about the week’s topic.
This week’s topic is a reflection on #FergusonOctober.
Check out the vid for more info.
Send in your line by Friday the 14th to theank[at]wesleyan[dot]edu
Contribute a line, add a voice, and spread the word!
Via Savannah Turner ’16:
This semester, we want you to submit to The Ankh, Wesleyan’s Student of Color Publication. We want your voices represented! Our print publication will be released in late November and it will be full of poetry, articles, interviews,artwork, etc all created and compiled by students of color. The flyer below is posted around campus and has some details on it. We will be accepting submissions until November 2.You can submit whatever you want on any topic. We even have the capacity to publish videos or music through our blog, twitter, and facebook page.
If you would like to submit just email theankh[at]wesleyan.edu and let us know what you’re thinking of putting together. We are happy to work with you during the process if you’d like. Please email all submissions with a few images that you feel go along with your piece in some way.
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Look out for our blog, which will be released soon!
Date: November 2nd