“In the huge slum area known as El Fanguito” / San Juan, Puerto Rico / January 1942 / Photo by Jack Delano
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Now that we have completed our three trips to each neighborhood, we wanted to share our absolute favorite pictures from this series.
(Blue Hills) This one was taken at the Watkinson Community Garden on Bloomfield Avenue, behind the Unitarian meetinghouse. This is more like a farm than a community garden. We have no idea why this wheelbarrow was perched in a tree; on other trips here, all equipment was stored in places one would expect it to be. The weather was changing from “vaguely Autumn” to “there’s frost”.
(Clay Arsenal) A friend tipped us off to some artwork in an area we were about to visit, but did not give an exact location. We do not even know if this was where he found the painting of a peacock. What we found — portraits — were more interesting than the simple scribbles that are common.
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He has been called a “visionary” and praised for examining white privilege. He’s been denounced for making racist statements on Facebook.
Others have criticized the culture that allows a white male to receive attention and praise for saying the same things that get ignored or treated with hostility when those with less inherent privilege say them.
Author Tim Wise will be speaking at Trinity College on January 29, 2014 about “Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama,” the idea some hold that because our leader is black, racism no longer exists.
The lecture begins at 7pm in the Washington Room of Mather Hall. This is free and open to the public.
One of Trinity College’s three sororities has been told that new/prospective members may not be recruited, accepted, or involved in Kappa Kappa Gamma’s activities during the remainder of the 2013-2014 academic school year. The sorority also was informed that it should not be sponsoring or co-sponsoring any social activities involving alcohol during this same time frame.
These were the decisions made by the Student Honor Council following the temporary suspension of this sorority’s activities. In mid-November the Hartford Police Department received an anonymous tip that new members were being placed in danger.
The punishment being doled out is not, however, for the treatment of pledges. Continue reading 'Kappa Kappa Gamma Scolded Following Investigation'»
Chances are your December is already half-filled with obligatory office parties, family engagements, and such, but just in case you have downtime, here are ideas for things you can do in Hartford (mostly) on the cheap (mostly) every day.
- The Global Lens Film Series continues this month on Sundays at 2pm. Today’s film: The Parade. In Serbo-Croatian with English subtitles. This will be shown at the Wadsworth Atheneum. It is free, co-sponsored by the Hartford Public Library and Out Film CT.
- Take a free Intro to Water Color class at StudioN111. First come, first serve — so contact Nina to reserve your space for the 2-3pm class. The studio is located on Pratt Street. Continue reading 'December 2013 Events'»
Last week we learned that a sorority at Trinity is temporarily suspended for allegedly putting young women at risk of danger. While this investigation is ongoing, it is not the only concern up the hill right now. At the beginning of this semester a Facebook group, Trinity Confidential, emerged. People can post anonymous comments. Most of the content is the mundane and predictable material one might associate with anonymity and young adults: lots of references to sex, drinking, and drugs, with a few complaints about food. But in between these remarks are others that have caused some to take pause. There are more than the occasional veiled or overt racial comment, along with anti-gay slurs, and the ever-present anti-Hartford slur: “locals.”
There is not agreement or complacency from everyone on campus. Some have responded, also anonymously, but others have stepped up and taken responsibility for their opinions. Continue reading 'Trinity Student Offers Suggestions for Bridging Town-Gown Chasm'»
Trinity College has temporarily suspended all activities of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, according to a message sent from the institution’s president, Jimmy Jones, to the college community on Thursday.
Jones says there is an “investigation into an alleged violation of College rules forbidding pledging, hazing, and unregistered social events.” Continue reading 'Kappa Kappa Gamma Grounded'»