The Ankh, Wesleyan’s Student of Color Publication, has just launched our new website!
This new site works as an extension and archive of our existing print publication. We can now accommodate mediums like video or music that we weren’t previously able to, and have also included a “buy” page to advertise POC businesses. If you’ve written a current events piece that needs to be published right away, if you recorded a dance performance, if you made a playlist you want to share–we can now publish it all. If you identify as a person of color, we want your work!
2015. USA. Dir: Rick Famuyiwa. With Shameik Moore, A$AP Rocky. 115 min.
After three geeky high schoolers from Inglewood get caught in the crossfire of a busted-up drug deal, they find themselves with a backpack full of dope and no way to get rid of it – except to sell. Famuyiwa asserts his directorial voice in full neon in this delightfully stylized coming-of-age story. The film will be followed by a post-screening discussion facilitated by The Ankh.
Wesleyan Students at a “Die In” on the corner of Wash and Main. Photo by James Gibbel ’18
At 3 PM, a huge number of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and Middletown community members (estimates range from a few to several hundred) gathered in the Exley Lobby ready to march in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Although most folks dissipated at about 4 PM after the stream of protestors made it’s way back to main campus, as of 4:45 PM there are still students marching on the North End of Main Street and police are present. Prior to the march, protestors were reminded that a Black life is taken every 28 hours by law enforcement or state-backed vigilantes; this march was an attempt to disrupt the Middletown economy in analogous fashion to the constant disruption of Black lives. In addition, it was emphasized that this was a peaceful protest.
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.
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The Ankh is Wesleyan’s student of color publication. It is an attempt to challenge the institutional and societal norms that directly affect people of color on campus and America at large. The power of the Ankh comes from its contributors. It is here to celebrate a range of experiences, cultures, and perspectives.
Want to join the movement? Come to our general interest meeting! You can always contribute- even if you’ve never done anything like this before. There are many ways to contribute. We are always looking for more people with energy to give.