Do you love coloring in Unicorns and working with children with learning disabilities? If so, Project- Eye to Eye may be the right place for you next year! Project Eye to Eye a national non-profit based out of new york city. Project Eye-To-Eye’s mission is to improve the life of every person with a learning disability. They fulfill their mission by using a mentoring program that uses an art-based curriculum to help every child fulfill their potential. Art is very powerful and can remove a child’s barriers to learning: there are neither rules nor expected outcomes.
Come join us on Friday Afternoon in front of Usdan for a SAND-ART PARTY. Don’t know what that is? Come check it out!
Brought to you by the Interfaith Justice League and Interfaith House, Thy Will Be Done is a brand new documentary about the first transgender minister in the Presbyterian Church. There will be free pizza and a lively discussion afterwards! Here’s the blurb:
“Thy Will Be Done follows Male-to-Female Transsexual Sara Herwig in her journey to ordination in the Presbyterian Church. The Church’s conservative groups do not recognize Sara as female and challenge her fitness and eligibility to be a pastor. In addition, it is crucial to Sara’s success that she has support from friends and family. The documentary explores the way in which alternative lifestyles and permanent choices of identity have the power to tear a family completely to pieces, only to bind it back together again, more closely but differently, than it has ever been before.
Passionate about education and social justice? Leaders of the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education and education advocates will be discussing the intersections of the education and prison systems, including the school- to- prison pipeline and the importance of offering a liberal arts education in prison.
Lydia Rex ’14 and Roxy Capron ’14write in to invite you to a film screening of Miss Representation, sponsored by Rho Epsilon Pi and the Peer Health Advocates, this Thursday in Shanklin 107 at 8 p.m. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.
A message from the organizers:
In the media and political frenzy about this war on women, we feel it’s important to reaffirm our belief that men and women should be judged for their actions and words, rather than for how we look. Our hope in screening the film on campus remains that we can draw out and address the ways in which we undervalue women at Wesleyan and our communities at large. And thus, we can move forward to a world that does not discriminate on the basis of gender. The screening will be followed by a group discussion of the issues presented in the film.
Emily Lippe ’12 writes in to invite you to a Burlesque After-PartyForum and give you a chance to talk about your feelings. We all know how many feelings you must have being a Wesleyan student. But seriously, this stuff’s important:
For anyone who saw the show, or heard of the show, or know nothing and want to know more, we are inviting you to come discuss any issues, questions, or concerns with some of the cast and directors! We love to explain why we take part in the show, and we want to encourage people to question it and bring issues to us directly!
So, come on down to Usdan 108 for lunch this Thursday at noon, and you can share your thoughts, comments, questions, concerns, feelings, etc.