BluePrint Roundtable For Men of Color, Saturday, April 13

Question Bridge is an innovative transmedia art project that facilitates a dialogue between a critical mass of Black men from diverse and contending backgrounds, and creates a platform for them to represent and redefine the black male identity in America.

When filming Question Bridge, the artists encountered a compelling question and answer exchange between a younger participant and an older Civil Rights Activist. The Question: “Why didn’t you leave us a blueprint?” sparked an attempt for multi-generational roundtable discussions.

Hence, the Blueprint Roundtable was born. The Invisible Men BluePrint Roundtable invites established black and latino male leaders and emerging black and latino male leaders in the local community to discuss the question of a “blueprint” in an attempt to dismantle boundaries between black and latino males across generations. The program aims to identify communication barriers and facilitate the transfer of information between men; and to isolate local issues that require leadership from the next generation and lessons learned and principles that can be passed from the older generations.

Check out event Updates on Facebook:

And our Twitter: @WesInvisibleMen


April Convocation! DFC, April 2 at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April Convocation

(Asian, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, Queer, & Disability Rights)

Usdan Daniel Family Commons ~ 4:00PM

Come enjoy some light refreshments as students, staff and faculty share their personal stories on their identities, discuss what April means and its importance today and into the future!

Opening Address – Queer Resource Center Interns
Student Reflection – Taylor Dauphin (Class of 2015
Student Reflection – Ashe Kilbourne (Class of 2014)
Staff Reflection – Kora Shin (Assistant Dean of Admissions)

Student Reflection – JJ Mitchell (Class of 2015)

Closing Address – Queer Resource Center Interns

 Michael Leung & Katy Thompson, Queer Resource Center Interns

Bystander Intervention Training — 2/17; Register by 2/11

Registration for the WE Speak, We Stand, Bystander Intervention program is now open!

WE Speak, WE Stand aims to create a community that is actively engaged in the prevention of sexual assault, relationship violence and advocates for the responsible use of alcohol. The goal of the program is to empower bystanders to intervene in high risk situations involving alcohol use, sexual assault and relationship violence. Empowered bystanders make the campus community safer by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others. Intervening with peers can be challenging for a number of reasons and training will provide you with the skills to move from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively.

The training features two distinct and separate tracks: sexual assault prevention and alcohol use intervention. The sexual assault prevention track will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault, separate myths from facts and demonstrate and practice effective ways to intervene with friends, fellow students and community members.  The alcohol track will equip you with the tools you need to intervene in situations involving alcohol and empower you to use those tools.  Specifically, you will learn how alcohol affects your physiology and behavior and how to recognize an alcohol related medical emergency.  We will demonstrate and practice appropriate ways to intervene when a fellow community member has a problem with alcohol use. 

This year, a third track is being introduced on a separate date.  The relationship violence track will feature a discussion of cultural norms around violence and relationships, enable you to identify the warning signs of relationships that may become abusive and provide concrete skills to intervene safely and effectively. 

The training will be held on Sunday, February 17th  in Usdan B25 from 9:45am-3:15pm.  Participants must attend the full training.  Lunch will be provided. The deadline for registering is 2/11/13 by midnight.  You can register and find more information at

Student Activities Fair–Registration for Groups deadline –Fri., Feb. 1; Fair–Feb. 8

 Dear Students, 

The WSA will be hosting the second annual Spring Student Group Fair on Friday, February 8th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in Beckham Hall. This fair will be an opportunity both for students to learn about and sign up for new students groups and for student groups to promote themselves to prospective members. All students are encouraged to come! Since all the groups at the fair will be open to new members, the fair will be a great opportunity to start getting involved in the community. 

Due to the spatial constraints of Beckham Hall, there is limited availability for student groups, and we will not be able to accommodate every student group that wants a booth at the fair. This fair is geared towards active student groups that will offer a large role for new members in the spring semester. If you are a student group leader, in order to apply for a place in the fair, please fill out the following form (can be accessed only through Wesleyan e-mail) by Friday, February 1st at 11:59 pm:

Fair Registration Form

Note that you must be either a registered student group or have filled out the student group online registration form to be eligible for a table at the fair. For information on how to register a student group and access the student group online registration form, go here: If you feel that your student group does not need a booth at the fair, but you would like your group to be publicized in the fair brochure, please e-mail and send one sentence about your group.

We will get back to groups by Sunday, February 3rd with a decision. Any student can attend the fair, and only student groups need to register. We look forward to seeing you at the fair!

Best, Zachary Malter, WSA President

Martin Luther King Celebration Day: Films and Discussions — This Fri., Feb. 1

Friday, February 1, 2013 

If you have no classes, please participate!

Session I: 10 a.m. to noon. Choose among:

Film Screening & Discussion: Cracking the Code: The System of Racial Inequity

Facilitators:  Dr. Shakti Butler & Dr. Sonia Mañjon, Location: Usdan 108

Film Screening & Discussion: Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible

Facilitators: Professor Sarah Mahurin & Professor Lois Brown, Location:  Usdan Multi-purpose Room

Exploring Privilege by Examining Socialization

Facilitators: Tanya Bowers ’94 & members of the Wesleyan Diversity Education Facilitation Program (WesDEFs),  Location: Fayerweather Theater Rehearsal Room

Inside-Out & Outside-In: A Creative Identity & Ally Workshop

Facilitators: Elisa Cardona & Joanne Rafferty, Location: Usdan 110

Session II: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Choose among:

Film Screening & Discussion: Cracking the Code: The System of Racial Inequity

Facilitators: Dr. Shakti Butler & Dr. Sonia Mañjon, Location: PAC 001

Film Screening & Discussion: Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible

Facilitators: Professor Sarah Mahurin & Professor Lois Brown, Location: PAC 002

Exploring Privilege by Examining Socialization

Facilitators: Tanya Bowers ’94 & WesDEFs, Location: Fayerweather Theater Rehearsal Room

Inside-Out & Outside-In: A Creative Identity & Ally Workshop

Facilitators: Elisa Cardona & Joanne Rafferty, Location: Usdan 110

 Keynote Address: Dr. Shaki Butler — Memorial Chapel, 3:15 p.m.

Dessert Reception to follow in the Zelnick Pavilion

 The entire Wesleyan community is invited, but space is limited and we ask you to please register at

Sponsored by Academic Affairs, the Office of Diversity and Institutional Partnerships, the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development, the Office of Residential Life and the Wesleyan Student Assembly

It’s Break Time….









The Durham Fair — this weekend!

Check out the LARGEST volunteer fair in North America and the LARGEST agricultural fair in Connecticut this weekend—September 27-30.  The Durham Fair, right next door to Middletown on Rte. 17 (past Haveli’s), offers amazing rides, awesome fair food, live entertainment, and all the other exhibits found at your county and state aggie fairs.  It is an experience you don’t want to miss!  It is awesome!

Located at 24 Town House Road in Durham, the hours are Thursday, 4-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday  9 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.  Admission is $10 on Thursday and $15 per day on the others.  For a complete schedule, go to

Senior Barbecue Photos 9/15/12

Senior Barbecue Photos!

Many thanks to the 2013 Class Council and the Senior CAs for their great work on this event–from beginning to end–and to University Relations, Residential Life, the Deans Office and SALD for their generous support.  Thanks also go to Bon Appetit, Events & Scheduling, SALD and Physical Plant for getting it off and running, and to the Senior Class Gift officers for their presentation.

Beautiful weather, awesome music from Bones Complex and DJs McKenzii Webster and Brewster Lee & Friends, a hearty meal, a great raffle, and the spectacular seniors from the fabulous Class of 2013 had it all going in the Fountain backyard on Saturday. 

Below are some pics from that event.  Wish we could have gotten everyone who was there!


SENIOR BARBECUE — Sat., Sept. 15 4-7 p.m.

 A welcome back for the best class at Wes–

2013 Senior Barbecue!


Sat., Sept. 15 — 4-7 p.m. — Fountain backyards  

Bring your blankets and frisbees, and enjoy a little grilled chicken or vegan dish and some great salads

Music by Smokin’ Lillies, DJ Brewster Lee & friends, & Bones Complex

A  Senior Pass (yes, a Senior Pass) and a foosball table (yes, a foosball table) will be raffled off along with other cool stuff (yeah, like a Wes sweatshirt, 2013 t-shirt, and more) 

Seniors ONLY, so bring your I.D. (required) 

Lots of good co-sponsors for this event–2013 Class Council, Deans’ Office, ResLife CAs, UR

Woo hoo!