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.

WesFest Intern Apps due 1/28/11

 Students of the Classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014:
As you look ahead to next semester, we hope that you will consider working with us in the Office of Admission as a WesFest Intern.  The WesFest Intern position is an opportunity for students to engage closely in the recruitment activities of the Office of Admission. Three positions are available and are open to members of the Class of 2012, 2013, and 2014 who are in good standing.
We seek hard workers who are mature, dependable, energetic, team players, have a sense of humor and are enthusiastic in representing Wesleyan. Responsibilities of WesFest Interns include: developing, coordinating and implementing activities for WesFest 2011 (April 14, 15, 16), phone and e-mail correspondence, and host recruitment and coordination.  This position is for the Spring 2011 semester, starting on Monday, February 7th and ending on Friday, April 22nd. Interns will work five hours a week from February to March and ten to twenty hours a week in April. Compensation will be based on campus work-study pay rates, although you do not need to be eligible for work-study to apply.
The application and recommendations are due Friday, January 28th, by 5:00 p.m. Interviews will be scheduled during the week of January 31st with final selection by February 4th . For additional information, please contact Stephanie Pruitt at Check your January 24th e-mail or contact the Admission Office for the application.

Stephanie Pruitt, Program and Events Coordinator
Wesleyan University, Office of Admission

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

Latino Labor Movement History and SEIU Internships — 11/17

Please join the Dominican Student Association at a lecture from SEIU, a labor union, concerning the history of Latino involvement in the labor movement.

This event will also promote opportunities for summer internships helping with labor union campaigns.

SEIU Informational
Wednesday November 17th
Usdan 108

Any questions?  Contact Odetty Tineo at

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

FGSS Symposium: “Feminist Disability Studies: Embattled Bodies” — 11/5

Mark your calendars for this year’s FGSS Annual Symposium on the topic of “Feminist Disability Studies: Embattled Bodies,” co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Public Life, to be held on Friday, November 5, from 3-5 p.m. in Russell House.  Our two speakers will be Eli Clare, author of Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation, a foundational text in the field, and Nirmala Erevelles, Associate Professor of Social Foundations of Education and Instructional Leadership in the Department of Educational Leadership, Technology and Policy Studies at the University of Alabama.

 We hope to see you at this exciting event!

Natasha Korda, Chair, Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program

A panel on working with students with disabilities–4:15 p.m., today

A panel on working with students with disabilities.

Wednesday, October 20 at 4:15 p.m. in Usdan 108.                                                      

You will have the chance to hear from undergraduate students from Wesleyan and recent graduates and world-class Paralympians from other institutions discuss their experience working with faculty.  All are welcome.

This event is sponsored by The Hartford Insurance Company, and Wesleyan University’s Human Resources, Disabilities Services and Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights. For more information, write to or call x2332.

National Coming Out Day Reception — 10/11

National Coming Out Day Reception

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and queer friendly students, faculty, and staff are invited to meet, mingle, and talk about coming out and being out!

Monday, October 11, 2010

4-6 p.m.

Daniel Family Commons, Usdan

Light refreshments will be served.

 Sponsored by the Queer Resource Center and Student Affairs Office.