From 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
A message from Invisible Men:
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
Post game got u lit
Date: Saturday, October 1
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: Allbritton 311
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.
Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with interesting articles and news about people of color on and off campus!
Look out for our blog, which will be released soon!
Date: November 2nd
Via Harim Jung ’16:
Come join the Asian American Student Collective (AASC) in our first collective meeting!
If you’re identify as Asian American, or are just interested in Asian America, join AASC! AASC creates a space in which we can discuss and tackle issues facing Asian America and/or issues facing Asian Americans on campus, through discussions, speakers, and panels. We also work with other student of color groups on campus in building coalitions to advance the needs of our communities.
In our first meeting on Tuesday, we’re going to talk about what’s on deck for this upcoming year, what members of the collective want to do, as well as introductions and such to get to know one another.
Date: Tuesday, September 16th
Place: 41 Wyllys 115
From the flawless Yatta Zoker ’14:
The Office of Equity and Inclusion is looking for a new Dwight Greene ‘70 Oral History Intern.
The Oral History Project is dedicated to collecting the stories of Wesleyan alumni. As an intern, you are responsible for reaching out to alumni of color and interviewing them about their experiences and moments that defined their time at Wesleyan. All interviews are video or voice recorded with the interviewee’s consent.
This paid internship requires about four hours a week. We are looking for someone who is an independent worker, creative, and of course, interested in oral history! If you would like to apply for this position or would like to see some of our recent work, please email Yatta Zoker ’14 (yzoker[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) or Noor Tell ’14 (ntell[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) by April 4th.
Past interviewees include: Joyce Hall ‘78, Daphne Kwok ‘84, Janina Montero, Alford Young ‘88, Marina Melendez ‘83, Kora Shin ‘10, Ola Odalopoyin ‘14, Mariama Eversley ‘14.
Date: Now until April 4th
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Yatta Zoker ’14 and Sydney Lowe ’13 (um, that’s me) are writing in to remind you to submit your artwork to the upcoming Be The Art gallery show in Zilkha ASAP:
Be The Art is an art exhibition in Zilkha Gallery that showcases visual artwork created by students of color. The show goes up in February and we need your work as soon as possible! Don’t forget to bring your photos, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and videos back to school!
Deadline: February 8
Contact: Email yzoker@wes and slowe@wes with your artwork
Portuguese Water Dogs have nothing to do with Education Policy. That doesn’t mean they aren’t cute.
Sydney Lewis ’14 writes in to tell us about a new student forum, Education Policy in the United States, targeting those sociologically-intrigued Wesminds. This forum is being lead by Lewis, Andy Ribner ‘14 and Catherine Doren ‘13. The class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-6, with the first meeting being this Thursday. If Education Policy tickles your fancy, than this basic course description will really rev your engines:
This forum will provide students with an understanding of education policy in the United States. Based on the interest in WeSFER (Students for Education Reform), the new Study of Education Certificate, and other education activism on campus, there seems to be a great deal of energy and interest among students interested in education. This forum will address those interests and support student activism for education reform by providing students with a strong background in education policy.
Invisible Men are putting on their annual show tonight:
The theme of this year’s Invisible Men show is “In The Dark: What we can’t say out loud.” We’re looking to expose the fears, controversial issues concerning, and emotions of men of color that aren’t addressed or talked about everyday through spoken word, song, etc.
Be There, it will be an experience.
Date: Wednesday, April 14
Time: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Do you identify as a queer person of color? Come meet others who do! Spectrum, the group for queer people of color, is meeting this Friday for conversation and fun!
Any questions? Email imitchell(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
Date: Friday, Jan. 29
Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Place: Usdan comfy couches
What: Invisible Man
Where: Psi Upsilon
When: Wednesday, April 16th @ 9:30 p.m.
Invisible men is a forum of people who identify as men of color to comfortably discuss issues pertaining to our community, provide positive support for one another, and pursue personal growth within a shared context. Each year, they compile their resources and create the annual cultural show called “Invisible Man”, named after the Ralph Ellison novel. The members of the group are highly talented and take part in spoken word, song, dance, dramatic and comedic pieces, etc.