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Encuentro – For Community, For Humanity

Rachel Fifer ’12 says you should come to an Encuentro:

An Encuentro (or “Encounter”) is a space for people to come together openly and peacefully.

An Encuentro is not a meeting a one-way panel or a conference. It is a call for dialogue and collaboration developed by the Mexican Zapatista revolutionaries with the intent of countering the current tendency to prioritize big business over individual welfare. We will speak, listen, and share our common struggles. Everyone’s voice will be taken into account equally.

Encuentro is a gathering of individuals who are struggling for housing, education, health, freedom, justice, love, a voice, a space to exist, peace, respect, themselves, for our community, for our dignity, and for humanity.

The Rooks in the ’92

Nothing gives me greater joy, or tickles my knees more vividly, than news like this. The Rooks are playing live on Friday (27th) and Saturday (28th) in the ’92 Theater, presented by Second Stage. Garth Fucking Taylor ’12 writes in:

Dearest friends–

For the past several months, The Rooks have been preparing for what is sure to be the shortest residency in a band’s history. That being said, we have some exciting stuff planned, including original music, new covers, and special guests.

Tickets will be available in the box office Friday and Saturday before the performances. The show will start at 10PM on both nights. There will be no smoking or drinking allowed at the concert, and anyone noticeably inebriated will be turned away. Sorry folks, no body shots during the concert. Also, use the potty before hand, because if you leave the venue, it might be near impossible to get back in. Concert sponsored by Second Stage.

The Rooks are: Garth Taylor ’12, Gabe Gordon ’11, Spencer Hattendorf ’12, Nate Mondschein ’12, Louis Russo ’11, Graham Richman ’11. Click here and here for more Rooks stuff. Click here for the Facebook event.

** Note: Just got word that tonight’s (Friday) show is sold out. If you want, you can head over to Zelnick at 9pm to get on the waitlist.

Date: Friday (27th), Saturday (28th)
Time: 10pm – FOREVER
Place: ’92 Theater

Watch Old Meth Rugby Ruin Conn College’s Saturday

Rugby captain J.R. Mannetta ’13 wants you to come see Old Methodist Rugby put the Connecticut College Camels on the endangered species list:

Now that we’re done racking up victories and missed highway exits throughout New England, Old Methodist returns to Long Lane Field this Saturday for our season finale. You don’t know the rules and neither do we, so grab a friend and join us at 1 PM as Wesleyan welcomes Connecticut College.

Unbeknownst to most, we’re actually fielding a real squad this year. After making the playoffs in the Fall, Old Methodist has rushed out to a 3-0 record this Spring while sporting a 118-32 cumulative margin of victory. We’re as shocked (too strong?) as you are. Anyway, come cheer on our seniors (Peter Frank, Trevor “BD” Rhodes, Max Ginsberg, Nate Foote, and Dave Amrhein) in their final game in red and black. Last game against Conn College ended with Wes hitting a walkoff penalty kick so expect plenty of excitement this Saturday.

Date: Saturday, APril 28
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
Place: Long Lane Field

A Staged Reading of Henchmen, a New Screenplay

When Michael ’13 met Steve ’13 and Steve ’13, Wesleyan theater would change forever. M. Night Stevesamalan presents:

Come see a staged reading of (the second draft of) a new screenplay, “Henchmen”! The reading will start Friday at 8pm in the WestCo Lounge.

“Henchmen” is a balls-to-the-wall action comedy about two henchmen who work for a mustache-twirling supervillain. The two henchmen are Vishvajit, an Indian-American guy who is contractually obliged to talk in an exaggerated Middle Eastern accent while on the clock, and Sherwin, a slacker who never matured past his high school football glory days. And when their evil headquarters are attacked by womanizing secret agent Blaine McCabe and everyone else is captured, it’s up to these two beta-males to save the day.

Those afraid of gratuitous violence, cursing, and explosions should stay at home.

Featuring the lovely actors and actresses: Nikhil Lai, Matt Lynch, Bryce Hollingsworth, Amara Davila, Peter Cramer, Mike Dudley, Danielle Springer, Michael Firer, Christian Schneider, and Michael Matthews. Written by Michael Steves.

Time: Tonight, 8 PM
Lounge: WestCo
The Picture: Anyone know who that is????

Move Your Money (feat. BoA March at 3 PM!)

Anders Dohlman ’14 wants you to Anders your Dohlman right now:

Feel guilty about using Bank of America? Wells Fargo? Chase?

Not one more cent! Join millions of Americans who have chosen to move their money into smaller banks and credit unions.

Starting Thursday [Yeah, yesterday – my b. -Ed.] in Usdan, local credit unions Nutmeg State and Seasons will be in Usdan to help you do just that.

Unlike monolith banks, credit unions are managed by their own members instead of executives. They invest their money locally, not in mountaintop removal, robosigned foreclosures, and massive bonuses.

They even refund ATM fees each month, so you don’t have to worry about being charged by the Bank of America ATM in Usdan.

Nutmeg state is also offering a $100 raffle to those who open accounts. Seasons will automatically deposit $5 into your account. Those are deals Bank of America can’t beat!

More deets and discourse about joining a credit union (and times that they’ll be up here!) on facebook.

Light My Fire

Good news, everyone! Bwair Wauwie ’12 has been hard at work with a tr33t 4 u:

Lions, bellydancers, ninjas, and more! A theatrical fire spinning
performance like nothing you’ve seen before.

Sponsored by Prometheus and the Adelphic Educational Fund.

Community Voter Engagement Walk

Tali “Avital” Robbins ’15 wants YOU to come out to the Hartford Community Voter Walk. The event is co-hosted by the Connecticut Center for a New Economy and UNITE HERE!, which does groundbreaking work representing food service workers at universities, corporate campuses, hotels, casinos, etc. across the country, turning traditionally low-wage positions into sustainable jobs that pay a living wage with real benefits. They also emphasize the importance of forming long-term partnerships with other community organizations that do the same kind of economic justice and political engagement work that they do. Event info:

Skillstravaganza: An afternoon of SkillShare Workshopping

…SkillShare Collective Presents…
An afternoon of SkillShare Workshopping 
Led by the Community, for the Community

Join us for an afternoon of learning, teaching, and sharing! All SkillShares will meet at the UOC, 190 High Street, and go from there. Check out this schedule for all of our workshops.

Date: Sunday, April 29
Time: 1 pm – 5 pm
Place: University Organizing Center

  • 1 – 2: Funky Hair Wraps
  • 1 – 2: How-To Skillshare
  • 1 – 2: Acro Yoga
  • 12:30: Archiving for Student Groups and Activists
  • 2 – 3: Changing a tire on your car
  • 2 – 3: Raised Vegetable Bed Construction and Hugelkultur
  • 2 – 3: Fermentation Nation: Pickling Galore
  • 3 – 3:30: Fire Spinning Poi
  • 3 – 4: Consent Workshop
  • 3 – 4: Swahili for Beginners
  • 3 – 5: Break Dancing
  • 3:30 – 4: Zine Making
  • 4 – 5: Bell Ringing Bonanza
  • 4 – 5: Living and Thriving with the Contradictions of Capitalism
  • 4 -5: Grant Writing
  • 4 – 5: In-Design Program Skills
  • 4 – 5: Comedy Improv Workshop
  • TBD: Basic to Not-So-Basic Knitting