1992. USA. Dir: Spike Lee. With Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett. 202 min.
The epic adaptation of the activist’s autobiography spans decades, from his birth in Klan-terrorized Omaha to his adopted home of Harlem. Lee masterfully ushers viewers into the most turbulent times of the American twentieth century, celebrating a great leader’s legacy while placing his imperfect humanity in the forefront. Co-programmed with Invisible Men.
1992. USA. Dir: Ernest R. Dickerson. With Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur. 95 min.
Dickerson’s Harlem-set crime drama may be almost a quarter century old, but its focus on the issue of police brutality in inner cities remains as relevant as ever. An East Coast response to Boyz N The Hood, the film boasts an all-star cast of black musicians and actors, including Tupac, Queen Latifah, and Samuel L. Jackson. Co-programmed with Invisible Men.
At the Men of Color Talks, Invisible Men invites Wesleyan students, faculty, staff, and Middletown residents over dinner to discuss issues that pertain to men of color on campus, in the Middletown community, and broader social contexts.
The event is open to the public
This Jamaican food is about to be poppin’- don’t miss out
Date: Wednesday, October 19 Time: 7-9 PM Place: The Vanguard Lounge in the Center of African American Studies
Attention all male identifying students of color:
Y’all already know what time it is
We bout to get funky fresh. EXPRESS YOURSELF
Dress ya best. That means pop them bowties, swang that blazer, and basically just stunt on ’em!
THIS FOOD SO FREE
All your homies gonna be there
Come meet the league
Some early procrastination fodder comes our way from Noah Korman ’15, whose video FISK TAKEOVER has now been released by Rebel Empire Productions on YouTube.
Fisk Takeover tells the story of February 21, 1969, when leaders of Wesleyan’s Black Student Union marched into Fisk Hall and barricaded the doors behind them, demanding that their concerns–specifically that classes be cancelled in honor of Malcolm X, who was assassinated four years earlier–be addressed by the administration. The takeover was a success, resulting in the creation of Malcolm X House, the Center for African American Studies, and Ujamaa.
Come join the Invisible Men Collective for a night of community performances as we focus on the value of Sankofa, “to reach back and get it.” Throughout the show, we hope to reflect on our history both at Wesleyan and Abroad and we seek to better understand our potential for the future. The night is sure to be exhilarating, challenging, and thought provoking.
Date: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 Time: 8:30 PM Place: Beckham Hall
The beautiful Davion Wilson ’15 invites you to a breast cancer awareness dinner tonight:
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please join us as we work to
do our part to raise awareness through our annual Breast Cancer
Awareness Dinner! We will have an amazing meal and an amazing speaker,
so you don’t want to miss it!
Jalen Alexander ’14 writes in about a community conversation taking place this Saturday, focused on Civil Rights activism and innovative ways to cross generational divides among black and Latino males:
BluePrint Roundtable is a community conversation moderated by acclaimed actor Delroy Lindo, star of Romeo Must Die and Malcom X. When filming Question Bridge, the creators of the project encountered a compelling question and answer exchange between a younger participant and an older Civil Rights Activist. The Question: “Why didn’t you leave us a blueprint?” sparked an attempt for multi-generational roundtable discussions.
Hence, Blueprint Roundtable was born. The Invisible Men BluePrint Roundtable invites established and emerging black and Latino male leaders in the local community to discuss the question of a “blueprint” in an attempt to dismantle boundaries between black and Latino males across generations. The program aims to identify communication barriers and facilitate the transfer of information between men; and to isolate local issues that require leadership from the next generation, uncover lessons learned, and highlight principles that can be passed from one generation to the next.
Brought to you in collaboration with The Office of Diversity and Institutional Partnerships.
As a child, Dan-el Padilla Peralta left the Dominican Republic to come to the US. He grew up in homeless shelters in New York City. Currently, he is researching ancient classics for his PhD at Stanford.
The unpaved road to academia was hindered by his undocumented status, yet he continued to push forward and achieve academically what many of us strive for. Come hear Dan-el’s thoughts on childhood poverty, academic passions, the dehumanization of “illegals”, and the DREAM Act. Professor Maria Ospina will be facilitating.
Co-sponsored by Invisible Men and the Latin American Studies Committee. Light snacks will be provided. All are welcome!
Ujamaa and Invisible Men are co-sponsoring with the Nu Psi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., to bring you Dr. Marc Lamont Hill: Associate Professor at Columbia University, speaker, and activist, with a lecture on the State of the Hip Hop Nation!!
Time: Today, 7-8:30 p.m.
Place: Career Resource Center Room 112