College Government election candidates kick off their campaigns
Active campaigning for open positions on College Government started on Tuesday, March 5. There are currently four candidates for college government president, two candidates for chief justice, one candidate for student bursar, director of on-campus affairs (DOOCA) and multicultural affairs coordinator and two candidates for CPLA Chair. Wellesley students will be able to vote for the candidates of their choice on Tuesday, March 12. In the interim, all students running for CG positions participated in Candidate Crawls at Shafer, Tower, McAfee and Stone Davis and there were debates on Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7.
Pronoun pins available on campus as part of the Trans Day of Visibility Campaign
Starting on Monday, March 4, the Trans Day of Visibility Campaign (TDOV) distributed pronoun pins throughout campus, including in residential dorms, Culture Houses, Clapp Library, the Academic Quad, the Keohane Sports Center and the Science Center. The pins are one component of the month-long initiative to focus “on bringing awareness to the various gender identities that exist on campus, and knowledge and resources for students and faculty to utilize.” The campaign is designed to celebrate Trans Day of Visibility on March 31, which falls on Wellesley’s spring break holiday. Other TDOV events include the Celebration of Trans Lives Photo Exhibit, student-led talks, a drag show and “crafts and chill” for non-binary and transgender sibs on campus.
Wellesley professor publishes first book to talk about the use of violence among antebellum Black activists
This month, Assistant Professor of Africana studies Kellie Carter Jackson published her book, “Force and Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence,” which is the first book to analyze the tactical use of violence by Black abolitionists. Professor Carter first became interested in the project as an undergraduate at Howard University and wanted to make readers “see black abolitionists as the leaders and foot soldiers of their own movement.” She further elaborated in an interview with the Daily Shot that, “Too much of the abolitionist movement is told through the lens of sympathetic white allies or limited to the narratives of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. There are so many black leaders who accomplished incredible feats in the face of insurmountable odds.” The book was published by University of Pennsylvania Press and is available for purchase on Amazon.