Kimberly Heras ’17 writes in:
Performing through his drag alter-ego Lola Von Miramar, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes delivers “Abolición del pato”, a theatrical interpretation and critique of the historical place of queerness and homosexuality in the Americas.
Date: Friday, November 7th – tonight!
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Place: Memorial Chapel
More information after the jump.
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
Hopefully you can still grab a ticket for this classy-sounding, meal-included event. From Zaida Garcia ’15:
This Friday is Wesleyan’s annual student celebration of Latin@ culture, EXPRESIONES DE LATIN@S. (interesting fact: Ajùa Campos uses the term Latin@ to express the gender spectrum, as opposed to the traditionally masculine term Latino). Please come support your talented peers for a night of dancing, singing, spoken word, and skits celebrating Latin@ culture. This year’s Expresiones is dinner and a show, and so tickets are limited. Get yours at the box office now!
Date: Tonight, November 10th
Place: Daniel Family Commons
Facebook Event: Link.
Professor Jennifer Tucker from the FGSS Department writes in:
Come listen to Cherríe Moraga, one of the most influential figures in Chicana/o, feminist, queer, and indigenous activism and scholarship, talk about her new book A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness!
Date: Nov. 7
Place: Woodhead Lounge, Exley
Facebook: What about it?
Come hear Carmen Mojica and Wesleyan poets demonstrate their talents through spoken word and poetry. Carmen, an author, poet and Doula-in-training from the Bronx, will be sharing works about her Afro-Latina identity, female empowerment, people of the African Diaspora, and more! Carmen Mojica’s first book,” Hija De Mi Madre,’ is a combination of her academic research on the aforementioned interests and her poetry. She also has a second book called, “Odas De La Mujer de Miel”, a book of poetry in Spanish.
Sign-ups for the open mic/poetry jam will begin at 7:45 PM and Carmen will go on around 9:00 PM.
Co-sponsored by Ajúa Campos, WeSlam, Writer’s Block, FemNet, Womanist House, Ujamaa, Women of Color House, and the Women of Color Collective
- Date: Friday, November 18
- Time: 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
- Place: X-House
- Cost: Free!
- Facebook: Yes!
- “Hija De Mi Madre”: On Amazon
We’ve all got a bit of poet in us. Come join Westco and Ajua Campos for the second to last LAM event(!) and celebrate Wesleyan students and outside performers demonstrate their talent through spoken word and poetry.
Poesia Eres Tu : Poetry You Are
Poetry Jam/Open Mic
Featuring performances by Writer’s Bloc and Guest Poets Liz Acevedo, Kesed Ragin, and Sciryl (Brian Henry)
Come out and support your fellow peers and perform your own piece if you want. Everyone is welcome to join. See you there.
[Co-sponspored by Ajua Campos, Writer’s Bloc, Writing House, and Westco]
Date: Thursday December 3rd
Time: 8-11 PM
Place: Westco Cafe
Come join the members of La Casa, Ajua Campos and Wesleyan artists for an honorary event for Frida Kahlo and Latin@ Affirmation Month. Enjoy Frida’s artwork along with student art and a taste of Latin American comidas y postres.
If you would like to submit ANY type of art for the event on Saturday please email Lorena Estrella ’10 at lestrella at wesleyan dot edu by Friday.
What: Cafe Frida
Date: Saturday, Nov 21st
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00 pm
Place: La Casa (240 Wash)
Don’t miss the 20th Annual Expresiones De Latin@s
Hosted by members of the senior class: Melina Aguilar ’10, Lorena Estrella ’10, Miguel Ramirez ’10, Pedro Ventura ’10, Rene Ventura ’10, and Sabine Vilsaint ’10.
Including performances by the Caliente Dance Troupe, as well as a couple of special performances in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Latin@ Affirmation Month and 40th Anniversary of Ajua Campos, from Alumni and the Caliente Choreographers. There will be Dancing, Poetry, Spoken Word, Singing and much more!! Buy your tickets before it’s too late.
TIckets are now on sale in the Box Office in Usdan (and going fast)
$5 Wes Students —$7 Non-Students
AND AS ALWAYS –your ticket stub gets you into the after party at X-House for FREE!
Date: Saturday, November 14th
Time: 8 pm-10 pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall