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.

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And our Twitter: @WesInvisibleMen


Artists Take Action: Protest Posters Today — 4/4, Talk at 5:30 p.m.








 April 5 — May 26, 2013

Opening Reception:  Thursday, April 4, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Gallery Talk at 5:30 pm

by Lori Gruen, Professor of  Philosophy,

Environmental Studies, and Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies

The Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, is delighted to present the exhibition, Artists Take Action: Protest Posters Today. In 2011, the Occupy movement filled town squares across the United States and around the world in protest of economic inequality. Artists and graphic designers created vivid posters to spread the word. This exhibition looks at the resurgence of protest posters today, whether advocating for climate control, economic justice, reproductive rights, gender rights, or fair and just treatment for war veterans. Included are more than eighty artists from around the United States and beyond.

The exhibition includes the print portfolio, This is an Emergency! A Reproductive Rights and Gender Justice Portfolio, 2012, as well as Occuprint, 2012, a portfolio of Occupy movement posters from around the world. The show also features two print portfolios organized by the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative. War is Trauma, 2012, was produced by Justseeds in collaboration with the advocacy group Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). Justseeds also organized the portfolio, 2010, which addresses issues of climate change and environmental inequality. 

The exhibition is organized by the Davison Art Center in collaboration with Special Collections & Archives, Wesleyan University Library.

WSA Elections — VOTE!! by Dec. 7

Dear Students, 

The Winter Elections and Winter Survey are now open at (correct address).  There are eight at-large seats to be filled. Voting will be open from now until 11:59pm December 7th. We strongly encourage you to vote, and have your voice represented. 

Your feedback is very important for all of us students here at Wesleyan to make our university what we all want it to be. As always, your thoughts, complaints, comments, concerns, etc. are welcome at, or talk with any of your representatives. 

Good luck with the rest of your semester, Grant Tanenbaum ’15, Chloe Murtaugh ’15, Mari Jarris ’14, WSA Elections Committee

Keynote Speaker for Latin@ Affirmation Month: Cherrie Moraga Nov. 7, 8 p.m.

Cherríe Moraga

November 7,  8pm

Woodhead Lounge (Exley Science Center)

Come listen to Cherríe Moraga, one of the most influential figures in Chicana/o, feminist, queer, and indigenous activism and scholarship, talk about her new book A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness!

Co-Sponsored by Ajúa Campos,  Office of Diversity and Institutional Partnerships,American Studies Department, Caribbean Student Association, Center for the Americas, English Department, Feminist Gender and Sexualities Program

La Casa, Latin American Studies Program, WesQuisqueya,

Women of Color Collective,

Romance Language and Literatures Department




 POLLING HOURS:  6am-8pm

 POLLING PLACES:  Senior Center, 150 William Street (walkable from campus) and Macdonough School, 66 Spring Street

VAN TRANSPORTATION:  9am-8pm (departures every ten minutes from Usdan)

VOTER ID REQUIREMENTS:  Drivers’ license, WesID, utility bill, paycheck or other ID needed (Identification Requirements)

Register to Vote on Nov. 6 by Oct. 23!

Please be aware that Wesleyan students who are U.S. citizens may vote in their home state or in Connecticut. Some state scholarships have residency requirements, so you are encouraged to check your home state’s regulations before deciding where to vote.


In order to register in Middletown:   Connecticut Voter Registration Applications are available at and at the Wesleyan Registrar’s Office on the first floor of North College. These forms need to be postmarked by Tuesday, October 23 or dropped off in-person by 8pm on Tuesday, October 30. As a courtesy, registration forms can be dropped off in the locked box at Wesleyan Station by Noon on Tuesday, October 23. Once registered to vote, you will received a confirmation letter advising you of your voting location.

In order to register in your home state:  The National Mail Voter Registration Form is available via  States have varying voter registration deadline and policies, so please check your home state soon.

After you have registered, you may visit the National Association of Secretaries of State via or another reputable organization to vote by absentee ballot.

If you are interested in signing up to receive text and email reminders regarding election deadlines, this service is available via

For additional information, check and review the attached information sheet.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Paul H. Turenne, Associate Registrar
North College  860-685-2352

WIRA Conference: The Cold War of the Middle East — 10/5 & 6

The Second Annual Wesleyan International Relations Associations Conference:

“The Cold War of the Middle East: Saudi Arabia-Iran Relations”

Since tensions have been escalating recently between the two nations, with notable US involvement, this is particularly timely topic. From nuclear concerns to religious conflict, this topic features multiple facets that cannot be understood alone. Though the conflict is a complex one, we hope this day long conference will shed light onto the region’s politics and offer some insight into possibilities for conflict resolution or into the plausibility of military action.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, Oct. 5
Zikrayat, Kickoff concert: 8:00-10:00pm

Saturday, Oct. 6 
Registration begins at 12 pm
Opening speaker and panel discussion: 1:00-4:30pm
Keynote address by Robin Wright: 5:00-6:00pm