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The month of February marked the campus-wide celebration of Black History Month. Hosted by Ujamaa, Wesleyan’s Black Student Union, students took part in a plethora of events that celebrated black life, experiences and culture.

This year events centered around the theme, “Freedom is a Constant Struggle,” highlighting the many years of oppression people of color faced in the United States. Events included a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a student of color art show, a leadership conference, a Black History Month formal and much more.

See more: http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2017/02/24/black-history-month-events-celebrate-life-culture-experiences/

On Feb. 23, students of color presented their visual work at the Be the Art showcase in Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan University. The annual exhibit highlights the work of artists who are often underrepresented at Wesleyan and in the world at large.

For six weeks this summer, Wesleyan’s Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows received an intensive introduction to graduate school expectations while developing a research topic. The students presented their project proposals July 28 at the Center for African Studies.

Pictured, from left: Delia Tapia ‘18, Alicia Strong ’18, Aura Ochoa ’17 (front), Iryelis Lopez ’17 (back), Paige Hutton ’18 and Aleyda Robles ’18.

Read more about the Mellon Mays fellows and their areas of research: http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2016/07/28/mellonmaysfellows2016/

The Administrators and Faculty of Color Alliance (AFCA) hosted a Students of Color Reception Aug. 28 in Usdan University Center. The reception allowed new students who identify themselves as a “student of color” to meet fellow students, faculty, staff and administrators. The group gathered for lunch and a brief program led by Antonio Farias, vice president for equity and inclusion.

Wesleyan’s Administrators and Faculty of Color Alliance (AFCA) hosted a lunch for seniors of color May 19 at Daniel Family Commons. Students received stoles, which they may wear during the Commencement ceremony May 25. AFCA members Joanne Rafferty, associate director of Usdan University Center, and Antonio Farias, vice president for equity and inclusion, spoke to students during the luncheon.