A sexual assault in the middle of the afternoon outside of a fraternity at Trinity College?
That did not happen.
Before looking at what did not occur, here is something that did and was not in the national news: Continue reading 'Trinity Disseminates False Info, Offers No Retraction'»
Vox Sambou on the mic
With artists from Haiti, South Africa, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Spain, Mozambique, UK, Cape Verde, Korea, Canada, India, Philippines, Czech Republic, and the United States, the Trinity International Hip Hop Festival celebrated its ninth year. The event’s main draw is the concert, but over several days there are lectures and workshops, films, dance, live graffiti art, and more. Continue reading 'Trinity International Hip Hop Festival Brings the Sun and the Noise'»
Photo courtesy of Tufts University
Dr. Joanne Berger-Sweeney, currently serving as Dean of Arts and Sciences at Tufts College and previously as Associate Dean at Wellesley College, has been announced as the next president for Trinity College. Her scholarly work is in neurobiology.
If we are to judge Berger-Sweeney by her past achievements in helping other colleges enter a new era in terms of diversity, Trinity College’s future with her looks promising.
Jimmy Jones, who has served as Trinity’s president since 2004, will be stepping down at the end of June.
Tired of schlepping downtown for every last event? Bessy Reyna has curated the Hartford Loves Poetry reading series in April for National Poetry Month. This means that over two weeks, each of the ten Hartford Public Library branches will be hosting a poetry reading and workshop.
The event will kick off on April 7th with Jose B. Gonzalez at the Park Branch (744 Park Street). The Goodwin Branch (460 New Britain Avenue) will host Marianela Medrano on April 8th; Leslie McGrath will appear at the Dwight Branch (7 New Park Avenue). Pit Pinegar will be reading at the Camp Field Branch (30 Campfield Avenue) on April 9th and John Stanizzi will be at the Albany Branch (1250 Albany Ave) on April 12th. Also on April 12th, the Barbour Branch (281 Barbour Street) will host Ernie Blue. Joyce Ashuntantang will read at the Mark Twain Branch (55 Forest Street) on April 14th. The Blue Hills Branch (649 Blue Hills Avenue) will host Antoinette Brim on April 15. Poet Kate Rushin will be reading at the Ropkins Branch (1750 Main Street) on April 16th. Weekday readings are scheduled for 5:30-7:15pm; Saturday readings will go from 3-5pm.
The series closes on April 19th with a Grand Finale at the Downtown Branch, 1-4pm. Reyna said that community presenters will be reading poems in their own languages Continue reading 'Multi-Cultural Poetry Celebration in the Neighborhoods'»
“In the huge slum area known as El Fanguito” / San Juan, Puerto Rico / January 1942 / Photo by Jack Delano
Continue reading 'FSA Photographer’s Centennial Exhibit at Trinity College'»
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.
Continue reading 'Best of Your Neighborhoods'»
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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.