Category Archives: Events

NWP talk on intl. service and development

Nagarote-Wesleyan PartnershipJoin the Nagarote-Wesleyan Partnership for a discussion on international service and community development in Nicaragua, led by Sarah Proescher, field director of the Norwalk/Nagarote Sister City partnership. Proescher, who in addition to her extensive work advocating for civil rights in Chiapas, Mexico and immigrant rights in New York City, has experience in international service and the issues surrounding it, will address the issue of irresponsible foreign aid and the ‘new paradigm’ of sustainable development.

The NWP will also show a short video about existing programs and the youth involved in the Sister City Project, as well as provide information about the student group on campus.

Date: Tuesday, May 5
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: PAC 002

[Via Karimah Nichols ’09.]

Chris Pureka folk music show

Chris PurekaChris Pureka ’01, folk singer-songwriter, will perform at Wesleyan on the last day of classes! Come unwind and enjoy some sweet tunes (or, you know, cry). Tickets will be on sale at lunch and dinner at Usdan starting… now! You may also buy tickets at the door.

Date: Tuesday, May 5
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: WestCo Café
Cost: $3 for Wes students; $5 otherwise

[Via Camara Awkward-Rich ’11.]

Cinco de Mayo poetry at Broad Street Books

Brian Mitchard at Broad Street Books writes in to tell us about a poetry reading at Broad Street Books next Tuesday:

On the first Tuesday of every month, Broad Street Books hosts a featured poet followed by an open mic when all are welcome to come and read, recite, perform their work!

Elizabeth Thomas is a widely published poet, performer, advocate of the arts and teacher. The author of three books of poetry, she has read her work throughout the United States and recently returned from the United Arab Emirates University where she taught ‘Poetry as Theater’. Much of her energy and time is devoted to designing and teaching writing programs for schools and organizations. These programs promote literacy and the power of written and spoken word. As an outstanding advocate of youth in the arts, Elizabeth Thomas is a coach and organizer with Brave New Voices: International Youth Poetry Slam and Festival. She is also the founder of UpWords Poetry, a company dedicated to promoting programs for young writers and educators, based on the belief that poetry is meant to be heard out loud and in person. She hosts a website at

Date: Tuesday, May 5
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Broad Street Books