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A Conversation with Chelsea Manning

Join Wesleyan Democratic Socialists, Wesleyan Students for Ending Mass Incarceration, Wesleyan American Civil Liberties Union, Ujamaa, Students for Justice in Palestine, United Student Labor Action Coalition, and Jewish Voice for Peace for a very special event with Chelsea Manning:

This talk will be a wide-ranging conversation between Chelsea Manning and moderator Professor Margot Weiss, Chair of the Anthropology Department. Ms. Manning and Professor Weiss will focus on the impact of current and emerging military, police, and national security tactics and technologies on Americans, the international community, and the environment. Additionally, they will focus on how Ms. Manning’s life and experiences have shaped her politics, and how queer and trans people are impacted by international systems of surveillance and militarism.

The talk will be ticketed to deal with crowding. Tickets will be free and available to pick up at the Wesleyan Box Office starting on Monday, November 6th. Security will be provided by Wesleyan Public Safety. Ticket checking will be provided by Usdan Event Staff.

This event is co-sponsored by the Wesleyan Student Assembly Student Budget Committee, the Green Fund, the Adelphic Education Fund, the Sociology Department, the Anthropology Department, the American Studies Department, Friends of the Wesleyan Library, Center for the Americas, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, and the Student Resource Center.

Date: Wednesday, November 15
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free! (Tickets will be free and available to pick up at the Wesleyan Box Office starting on Monday, November 5th)
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Gays, Guns & Gaga: A Talk with Professor Craig Willse, Thursday 9/26


Virgil Taylor ’15 shoots us this message about a talk by Professor Craig Willse of George Mason University, happening tomorrow:

What are the possibilities for queer anti-imperialist, anti-war politics in an age of gay military inclusion and the prosecution of Chelsea Manning? How can forms of counter-cultural identity multiply and thrive when Lady Gaga keeps telling us we were born this way? This talk will argue that contemporary pro-military and pro- war nationalisms rely on naturalizing and universalizing gayness. Drawing from queer Palestinian activism around Israeli pinkwashing, the talk will suggest how partial, specific, and denaturalized forms of identification might challenge the new normalizing of endless, imperial war.

Date: Thursday, September 26
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: Allbritton 311