WesFest Friday Afternoon Events: BBQ, Jumah, Prison Reform, Slavei, Radical Tea Party, “Sicko” and Edward P. Jones

Prefrosh! Wes Students! Experience Wesleyan’s extra-curricular diversity by attending this afternoon’s events.


Date: Friday, April 17
Time: 11-2 PM
Place: Andrus Field (beneath Foss Hill), Rain location: Usdan (University Center) Marketplace

Price: $5, tickets can be purchased at WesFest Registration.

This week’s Jumah Friday Prayer will be led by Ahmed Eid from the Muslim American Society. The prayer will be followed by Ice Cream Sundaes at Taruth House.

Date: Friday, April 17
Time: Prayer 12 PM, Ice Cream Sundaes 1-2 PM
Place: Prayer will be held at the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (169 High Street),  Ice Cream at Taruth House (22 Lawn Avenue).

Slavei, Wesleyan’s East European A Cappella group, will perform on the Russian House front lawn.

Date: Friday, April 17
Time: 3:30 PM, FREE FOOD/DRINK served from 3-4 PM
Place: Russian House Front Lawn
Come to a student-facilitated conversation about the U.S. prison system. Can it be reformed? Should it be abolished entirely? Bring your questions, thoughts, fears, and knowledge about abolition and alternatives to imprisonment.

Date: Friday, April 17
Time: 4:15 PM
Place: Nic Lounge

Keen on zines? Anti-oppression your obsession? Think collectives are effective? Come to the Emergence Infoshop for a Radical Tea Party! Vegan cookies, zine and anti-oppression libraries, general scheming. As your brain is drained and trained to sustain the pain of the reign, let it retain a disdain for the mundane.

Date: Friday, April 17
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: 190 High Street, back left

The Wesleyan Democrats will screen and discuss Michael Moore’s “Sicko” in preparation for a day of healthcare lobbying in Hartford. Popcorn, Michael Moore, and a rousing policy discussion are guaranteed!

Date: Friday, April 17
Time: 7 PM
Place: PAC 002

Russell House presents author Edward P. Jones H ’04, “one of the nation’s most distinguished contemporary fiction writer” as the 2009 Annie Sonnenblick Evening guest writer. Jones is winner of the Pulitzer  Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, and many more accolades. Jones will read from The Known World, his novel which examines the complexities of slavery.

Date: Friday, April 17
Time: 8 PM
Place: Center for the Arts Cinema, ARRIVE EARLY as seating is limited.

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3 thoughts on “WesFest Friday Afternoon Events: BBQ, Jumah, Prison Reform, Slavei, Radical Tea Party, “Sicko” and Edward P. Jones

  1. Barbara Post author

    I think Wesleyan students may be able to use a meal or points for the All-Campus BBQ. The $5 fee is probably only for pre-frosh.

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