If you haven’t heard, the Cardinal Conservatives had a bake sale couple of weeks ago to protest Wesleyan’s affirmative action policies. This sparked ‘some’ controversy… University faculty and students have responded by sponsoring a forum. Hot off of my inbox-
In response to the Affirmative Action Bake Sale sponsored by the Wesleyan Cardinal Conservatives, a group of concerned students and faculty will be hosting a forum on FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 5) AT 5PM IN USDAN ROOM 108. This forum will provide an open space for anyone interested to listen and voice their thoughts, opinions, feelings, questions, concerns, etc. about the bake sale. In so doing, we hope to address not only what affirmative action policies are and how they pertain to Wesleyan, but also, our campus climate and deeper societal issues that acted as catalysts for this event. Other points of interest are equally open for discussion. Hope to see you there!
Sonia Manjon, VP for Institutional Partnerships and Chief Diversity Officer
Renee Johnson-Thornton, Dean for Diversity
Here’s a nice quote that I like- “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”