Meggie McGuire ’10 writes in about a conversation and workshop with Lex Horan ’10:
As non-profit organizations multiply, more and more people are questioning the ways that non-profits manage and limit social movements, within the U.S. and around the world. What are the opportunities and dangers in the non-profit model? How does thinking about activism as a “career” keep us from building mass movements? How does funding impact the politics and structures of organizations? Most importantly, how do we keep our organizing creative and fierce in this context? In this workshop, we’ll learn, critique, brainstorm, and look beyond the non-profit industrial complex to think about how we can build movements that win.
1100 college students a year die by suicide. So why aren’t we talking about it?
Silence Packing is a display of 1100 backpacks, many with personal stories, representing the 1100 college students a year who die by suicide. Join Active Minds at Wesleyan in starting a dialogue about suicide and encouraging people to reach out for help before it’s too late.
Date: Monday, April 16th
Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Place: Front Lawn of Olin Library (church st side)
Check out a video about the display and the blog to learn more. Join us for an open discussion after the event in Usdan 108 at 7:30 PM.
Sponsored by CAPS,WesWell, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Student Affairs, Office of Residential Life, and the Adelphic Education Fund.