Category Archives: Events

Housing and Hunger Program Info Session

The Housing and Hunger Program is starting up again in full speed, bigger and better than ever! Come hear more about the new structure of the program and meet our lovely coordinators at our info session this week. We’ll have the details of how to get involved in Habitat for Humanity, Food Rescue, Bread Salvage, Amazing Grace Food Panty Program, and more, so that you can cook healthy meals with Middletown residents, or break and rebuild roofs of houses in the area, or help reduce food waste at Wesleyan and Middletown, or all of the above.

Date: Thursday, 09/20
Time: 7PM

Kickoff Meeting for Interfaith Justice League

Em Kianka ’13 invites you to a kickoff, in Espwesso of all places:

Interested in interreligious dialogue? Want to help expand and add depth to the conversations about religion on this campus? Passionate about fighting for social justice?

Tomorrow is the Interfaith Justice League’s kickoff meeting of the year! We are meeting at 5:30 PM in Espwesso (bottom floor of
Allbritton) and will be talking about ideas for programs this semester.

All new members are welcome! If you have ever wanted to come to an IJL meeting, now is the time to come!

Date: Thursday, September 20
Time: 5:30 pm
Place: Espwesso

New Journal for the Humanities: Info Meeting & Call for Editors

From Aria Danaparamita, Claire Choi, Ka Ya Lee, and Yu Vongkiatkajorn:

So we were sitting there contemplating infinity when we thought, why is there not a student-run academic journal for the humanities? Answer: because we’re going to start one! (That makes no sense, whatever.)

We are starting this new journal for the humanities (pending a more attractive name…) in partnership with CHUM. Here’s the plan: a journal published periodically, in print and online, with peer-reviewed academic work from any of the humanities, surrounding one common theme.

And you should be involved. Ways to be involved:
– editorial team
– print layout/production
– online/media team

We’d like to have the most diverse team possible in terms of interests and disciplines (even if you don’t have a major yet!). We’d also like to have people who’ve had experience in publications on campus. Or anyone who thinks this is a good idea, really.

Writing At Wesleyan Presents: Alison Bechdel

In just half an hour, hear author Alison Bechdel in a Q&A session (Albritton 311, 4:15pm) and see her read tonight (Russell House, 8pm)! At least four courses have assigned her striking graphic novel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, so chances are yr friends are going anyway–mosey along!

Alison Bechdel began keeping a journal at the age of ten, and has been assiduously archiving her own life and times with words and pictures ever since. For twenty-five years she wrote and drew the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, a generational chronicle considered “one of the preeminent oeuvres in the comics genre, period.” (Ms.)

She is also the author of the best-selling Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, which won an Eisner Award and was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist. Time Magazine named Fun Home the number one Best Book of 2006, calling the memoir about her father, “A masterpiece about two people who live in the same house but different worlds, and their mysterious debts to each other.”

Eye to Eye Information Meeting

Eye to Eye will be having an information meeting tonight. More from Ariel Jacobson ’15 and Emily Moody ’15:

Do you have a learning disability or ADHD? Do you have an hour a week to mentor a child? Then you should check out Eye to Eye!

Eye to Eye is the only national mentoring program pairing kids with learning disabilities (LD) and ADHD with similarly labeled college
students. Using a weekly art-based curriculum, our mentors help kids with LD/ADHD to value their own unique minds, build their self-esteem, and give them skills to become self-advocates. No artistic skill is required, just enthusiasm.

Unlocked Magazine General Interest Meeting

Want to help assure our spot as #1 horniest school in America?

Ella Dawson ’14 writes in:

Unlocked Magazine, Wesleyan’s only art and sexuality publication, ishaving a general interest meeting this Wednesday night to talk about this year’s issue and goals for the semester!

If you are interested in writing poetry, opinion pieces, erotica, feature articles, reviews, fake sex horoscopes or sex tips to put Cosmo to shame; if you are interested in photography and other print media; if you want to model (clothes optional); or if you are interested in working on layout or editing, we want you (to work with us)!

If you can’t come play with us on Wednesday but would like to learn more, feel free to email us at unlockedmag[at]gmail[dot]com.

Date: Wednesday the 19th of September, 2012
Time: 7-8pm
Location: 41 Wyllys room 113
Cost: Free!

Some of My Best Friends Are Zionists: Documentary screening & discussion with director Bruce Robbins

The Wesleyan Students for Justice in Palestine are kicking the year off with a short documentary. Come through for what looks to be a thought-provoking event:

A documentary film about American Jews who 
take an independent line on Israel and the Middle East.

A documentary film about American Jews who
take an independent line on Israel and the Middle East.
The center of the film is the story of how people changed
their minds: what they were told about Israel and their
Jewish identity as they were growing up, what they went
through as they started looking at things differently, what
Israel and Jewish identity mean to them now. The moral
of the story is that people CAN change their minds– not
something that has been obvious on this issue.

Screening and discussion with director hosted by
Wesleyan Students for Justice in Palestine.

Date: Today(te)
Time: 5:00pm
Movie Theater: PAC 001