Category Archives: Events

Democracy Matters First Meeting (Rescheduled!)

Alicia Gansley ’15 and Democracy Matters managed to dig themselves out of that corporate snow pile:

Democracy Matters is a nationwide student movement focusing on eliminating the effect of big corporate money on the American political process and putting power back in the hands of the people.

Come join us to discuss plans for this semester including speakers, film screenings, and demonstrations. We are very open to collaborative events and new ideas!

Please note that this event was rescheduled to Tuesday afternoon due to snow-based complications on Monday evening. Email agansley(at)wes with any questions or comments.

Date: Tomorrow, February 12th
Time: 5pm
Place: Albritton 004
Cost: No cost – only the benefits of a free democracy!

Film Screening: American Teacher

"American teacher, stay away from me!  American teacher, mama let me be!  Don't come hangin' around my door!  I don't wanna see your face no more!"

Insert “Andy Ribner ’14 is pretty into education” one-liner here:

“Weaving interviews of policy experts and startling facts with the lives and careers of four teachers, American Teacher tells the collective story by and about those closest to the issues in our educational system—the 3.2 million teachers who spend every day in classrooms across the country. Through an interactive and evolving website and a feature-length documentary that brings together educational experts, student interviews, and a year of documenting the day-to-day lives and sacrifices of public school teachers, THE TEACHER SALARY PROJECT will bring an awareness to the real and imminent crisis in our educational system—how little we value our strongest, most committed, and most effective teachers, and the ripple effect this has on how our children learn and their potential for future success.” –

**Dinner will be provided!**

Date: Tuesday, February 12
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: PAC 001
Cost: Free

Middletown Potluck Meeting

Is this politically correct?

Righteous dudes Ari Ebstein ’16 and Bulelani “Jills” Jili ’16 write in with news of a new student group seeking to forge new bonds and strengthen existing relationships between Weskids and Middletown residents. Interested? Peep the following:

come to our first meeting, we’re trying to not suck
rather bring all together with community pot lucks
pot stickers, pot pies, pot brownies and more!
we’ll welcome one and all with an open front door
Middletown Potlucks is a group dedicated to organizing potluck dinners between Wesleyan students and Middletown residents. With the goal of creating community one dish at a time, we seek to develop meaningful relationships with our neighbors over common meals and shared stories. Tired of learning about social justice and diversity solely in the classroom? Then come to our first meeting and help us get this ball rolling. We’re a new group, so we need all the volunteers and energy we can. See you there! :)

Date: Tomorrow, February 12
Time: 9 pm
Place: 200 Church
Cost: Free your mind and your ass will follow

Collective Motion Auditions

Tess Scriptunas ’14 collectively motions you over to the Fayerweather Dance Rehearsal Room:

Collective Motion, a contemporary dance group on campus, is hosting a new round of auditions. We’re looking for choreographers, improv-ers, and those of you just looking for a venue to flaunt your skillz, so come and dance with us.

There will be two sessions, one from 6-7 pm and one from 7-8 pm.

Date: Tomorrow, February 12
Time: 6 pm, 7 pm
Place: Fayerweather Dance Rehearsal Room
Cost: Free

Laughing Meditation During Lunch

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Jenessa Duncombe ’14 invites you to come laugh cry snort chuckle chortle slap-yo’-knee giggle shriek titter guffaw hee-haw whoop cachinnate cackle roar snicker grin… every Wednesday Lunch in the Mediation Room in the Memorial Chapel from 12:30-12:55 with your friends from Buddhist House.

Experts have noted that Laughing Mediation may cause:

  • smiling
  • warmness
  • a feeling of togetherness
  • lowering of those naughty stress hormones
  • COMPLETE and TOTAL contentment.

Consider yourself warned.

When? Every Wednesday! 12:30-12:55 pm
Where? That beautiful room underneath the chapel

First WesAmnesty Meeting

Amnesty International

Courtesy of Lina Breslav ’13:

Do you want to join an awesome group on campus this semester, meet
other people who care about human rights, and do something that really
makes a difference?

Spring is here and regardless of whether this is your second or last semester at Wesleyan, WesAmnesty would love to have you join us in fighting for human rights internationally!

It’s a time commitment of one hour a week, plus voluntary event sign-ups.

Email us if you can’t make the first meeting, and we’ll fill you in on the deets

Date: Wednesday, February 13th
Time: 5-6 PM
Place: 265 Pine
Contact: lbreslav(at)wesleyan(dot)edu