Tag Archives: identity

Film Series – Contemporary Asian Shorts Series: YOuTH

2013-2017. Taiwan/Japan. 80 min.


Three dazzling young talents – respectively from Yunlin, Taipei, and Tokyo – deliver a refreshing glimpse of East Asia undergoing its unpredictable transformations. This group of new works shares a focus on marginalized youngsters and their confusions regarding sexuality, cultural identities, geography, and class. Co-sponsored by CEAS.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: Female Trouble

1974. USA. Dir: John Waters. With Divine, David Lochary. 97 min. 35mm print.


“Oh, honey, I’d be so happy if you’d turn nellie.” When her parents fail to buy her a pair of cha-cha heels, Divine, already the Filthiest Person Alive, ups the ante with a violent bout of criminal fashion modeling. Waters’ breathtaking, hilarious transgressions will have you vomiting with delight.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: Moonlight

2016. USA. Dir: Barry Jenkins. With Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp. 110 min.



““Moonlight” is both a disarmingly, at times almost unbearably personal film and an urgent social document, a hard look at American reality and a poem written in light, music and vivid human faces.” – A. O. Scott

“Dramatic film has long been fascinated with issues of identity, but they’ve rarely been explored with the degree of eloquence and heartbreaking beauty as in Barry Jenkins’ masterful “Moonlight,” one of the essential American films of 2016.” – Brian Tallerico

“…a beautifully intimate character study that argues in no uncertain terms that the African-American identity is far too complex to be reduced to the flimsy stereotypes so often presented on-screen.” – Peter Debruge

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

First Middle Eastern Perspectives Meeting

perspectivesFrom the incredible Rajaa Elidrissi ’16:

Come join us for our first meeting of the year!

Our group’s goal is to create a comfortable and safe space for people who identify as Middle Eastern, Arab, Persian, Turkish, and etc. We also want members that do not identify as Middle Eastern, but who are interested in learning more about the region and its people to participate as well. We want to provide a view of the region that is not tarnished by western media. Topics of discussion will include identity, religion, intersectionality, feminism, media perceptions, gender roles, and etc.

We are also part of the Student of Color Coalition and we want to collaborate with as many SOC groups as possible this year!

Date: Wednesday, September 23
Time:8:30-9:30 PM
Place: Usdan 108
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All Diversity/Identity Groups Priorities Meeting

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From Dwight Greene Intern Kate “Salty” Cullen ’16:

Are you involved in any sort of diversity or identity group on campus? Then yes, this event is for you. It feels like we have the same goals but just don’t talk to each other, huh? Seems that if we came together to coordinate our efforts on campus we could do better work, right?

Join your fellow activists in a dialogue to identify shared goals and determine ways to collaborate throughout the year.

This event is going to be big. Delicious dessert will be served and brilliant brainstorming will happen. Don’t be the one stakeholder group on campus that misses out.  Fill out this quick Google Form right now to sign up.

Brought to you by Kate Cullen ’16, Dwight Greene Intern for Diversity and Community Engagement. Inquire at saltemuscull(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with questions.

Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 7:30pm-9pm
Place: DFC
Form: Fill it out HERE!

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.

Second Stage Presents: True West

Come see True West, a play by Sam Shepard, directed by Zach Libresco ’13:

TWO BROTHERS. ONE DESERT. A WHOLE BUNCH OF TOAST.

Men grapple with identity, brotherhood, Hollywood, golf, mothers, sleep, typewriters, breakfast…did I mention TOAST?

Something for everyone, and it’s free!

Get tickets at the Usdan Box Office between 10am-4:30pm or get to the theater early.

Dates: Tonight, Tomorrow (Friday), and Saturday
Time: 8 pm
Place: ’92 Theater
FACEBOOK?: Here.

AIIIEEEEE, AN ASIAN INVASIAN!

Surprise! You’re going about your average week at Wesleyan, when BAM, the Asian American Student Collective comes out of nowhere to sponsor four incredibly awesome events this upcoming week just for you.

WEDNESDAY: Open Mic & Spring Slam Series Round 2

The AASC & weSLAM bring you round TWO of the Spring Slam Series.12 poets. 2 rounds. Which 3 will advance to the SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWDOWN? Only time (and poetry!) will tell.

New shit. New poets. (Could that be you?) Old poets. Sexy people. (That could definitely be you). Loud cheering. Loud snapping. (No really, how do people snap so fucking loud?) Come spit. Come listen. Come feel things with us.

Date: Wednesday, February 23rd
Time: 8:30PM-11:30PM
Place: 200 Church
Face: Book

THURSDAY: Finding Common Ground Within an Asian American Identity

AASC invites you to an informal dialogue about what it means to identify yourself or your experience as Asian American. We hope to hear from you and others what it would mean for an Asian American community to exist on campus and how we can build an inclusive and nurturing environment. All are welcome!

Date: Thursday, February 24th
Time: 7:30PM-9:30PM
Place: Albritton Café (top floor)
Face: Book