Carib Week: Art Exhibit & Theater: Girls! Girls? Girls. — 3/28

A celebration of Caribbean Heritage and Culture:  “FROM WHENCE WE CAME”

There is a common ground that holds together the diverse populations of the region. The West Indies is home to various ancestral roots which all contribute to a very complex and heterogeneous space. People of the Caribbean are very connected to one another through their shared experience of relocation and post-colonial recovery. In our celebration we hope to highlight the multiplicity that helps to make the region what it is today.

Please join us in our celebration.  There is a week-long schedule of events, beginning with

West Indian Student Art Exhibit Opening:  A display of artwork representing diversity within the West Indies, Usdan Cafe

Monday, March 28, 2011

Girls! Girls? Girls.    A One-Woman Show by Marjuan Canady

Canady transforms herself into ten diverse characters, capturing the voices and concerns of black women worldwide. Her characters range from the “booty fashion mogul Sara Baartman to Black Woman News Anchor, Beverly Brushetta and the hottest rapper in the game, 40 Ounce. This satire explores how we have looked at black women in the past and in the present. It is a funny yet frightening future.  Co-sponsored by Ujamaa.

Downey House 7 p.m.

Musical Madness III: A Competition Between The Classes

Best in Class – Class of 2013:
Emma D. and Mel H.: “Someone Like You” (Adele)

Emma Daniels ’13, Melanie Hsu ’13

Lou and the Blues: “The Class Year Blues” (original)
Louise Brown, Barry Chernoff, Paul Horton, Sarah Lazare, David Phillips, Michael Roth

Everyone’s Tall: “My Network” (original)
Taylor Morales ’13, Leah Temes ’13

Elizabeth Reagan ’13: “Angel” (McLachlan)

Rug Smell: “I’m Building a Rocket” (original)
Ashlin Aronin ’13, Gabe Castanon ’13, Neo Sora ’13

Blues by Two Jews: Sweet Virginia/Champagne & Reefer (Waters)
Alex Speiser ’13, Sam Walker ’13

Enobong Etteh 13: “You Raise Me Up” (Lovland&Graham)

Zack & Julia: “Love It or Leave It/Revolving Door” (original)
Julia Mark ’13, Zack Sulsky ’13

Diverse Sounds: “Don’t Worry” (McFerrin)/Girl Put Your Record On (Bailey Rae)
Genelle Faulkner ’13, Stephanie Huezo ’13, Hahnsol Park ’13

MLK, Jr. Celebration: Geoffrey Canada, Founder–Harlem Children’s Zone

Wesleyan Students

In Celebration of the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King,

you are invited to a lecture

 “Education Reform and Youth Empowerment”

 by Harlem Children’s Zone Founder

 Geoffrey Canada

Friday, January 21, 2011    4:00 p.m.

Memorial Chapel, Wesleyan University

Sponsored by the Wesleyan Student Assembly, Academic Affairs, The Center for African American Studies, The Office of Diversity and Strategic Partnerships, The Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development (SALD), Usdan Common Connections, and the Office of Residential Life.

 Obtain a free ticket in person from the University Box Office, Usdan University Center

Limited Tickets are still available

This event is the keynote address for the Social Justice Leadership Conference.  Please visit for information.

 Questions or more information, contact The Office of Student Activities,, 860-685-2467/2143

Reflection Speaker Needed for January’s MLK Celebration with Geoffrey Canada

Dear Students:

We are currently looking for someone to deliver the Student Reflection Speech at this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Celebration to be held on Friday, January 21, 2011. Geoffrey Canada, head and founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone, is this year’s Keynote Speaker. His work focuses on educational inequality afflicting inner-city and urban youth.  Currently, he also can be seen in the new documentary Waiting for Superman.

Any student interested in Geoffrey Canada’s work or with similar interests in education may apply.  Please submit a page long paper explaining why you would like to deliver this year’s MLK Keynote Student Reflection to by December 8 at 5PM. 

The MLK Keynote Speech Committee
Social Justice Leadership Conference Planning Committee

Cookie Fund-raiser for Pakistani Flood Relief — Today!

Don’t you wish that you could snack on some delicious cookies and at the same time, help the Pakistani Flood Relief Initiative? Well, this Wednesday, you can!

TODAY from 7-8:30 p.m. on the first floor of Usdan, program houses and halls of Wesleyan will compete for cookie glory. Here’s how it works: you pay $2 for a ballot, sample the cookies, and vote on your favorites. The money goes to the Pakistani Flood Relief Initiative, the eternal fame and glory to the winners of the contest. And the cookies (and enfranchisement) go to you!


Homecoming/Family Weekend — Oct. 22-24


Take advantage of all the offerings on campus this weekend—from Weseminars to athletic events, from lectures to music and dance to reunions.  Plan your time well so that you can pick and choose from all that’s happening on campus and still get your academic work done!   

Check out the schedule at .