Chantal Ferguson ’13 writes in to let you know about one way to make the most of your Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday mornings:
Wesleyan Clinic Escorts is a group that trains and organizes Wesleyan students to escort patients into a heavily-protested women’s clinic in Bridgeport, CT. Clinic Escorts seeks to provide a respectful and supportive space for women making reproductive health decisions. Clinic Escorting is less a political statement than a functional means of supporting a woman’s right to self-determination and autonomy.
What you do as an individual: Each escort will only need to escort once or twice a semester. We travel in a group of five to the clinic each Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday morning, and return in time for 10 am classes. We are not there to engage with the antis; we are there for the women. Please come to a mandatory training if you want to participate in clinic escorts this semester! You must attend one meeting to sign up to participate whether or not you have been an escort before.
If you are unable to make one of these meetings or have questions, please e-mail Chantal Ferguson ’13 at cferguson[at]wesleyan[dot]edu, or Melody Oliphant ’13 at moliphant[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
Date: Wed, Thurs, Fri, March 6, 7, 8
Time: 6:45 p.m., 12 p.m., 12 p.m. respectively
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114
Anyone know a good non-Eurocentric term for the Middle East? No? Is drawing those borders and calling it a region already Eurocentric? Deren Ertas ’16?
Azimuth is an English word derived from Arabic that means the
direction of a celestial object from the observer, it is also
Wesleyan’s new Undergraduate Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.
All writing and artwork regarding the Middle East is welcome! We
encourage submissions of academic papers concerning the region for any
course you have taken, as well as fiction, editorial pieces, and
artwork. If you are not sure if your content is appropriate, send it
If you want to get involved with Azimuth beyond submissions, please
Submissions can be sent to to azimuth.wesleyan(at)gmail(dot)com. The
deadline is March 25th!
From outspoken right-to-sell-tobacco advocate Charlie Smith ’15:
Children are a thorny issue for any political philosophy. Do children have agency and are they truly rational actors? If not what status should they have? Are they the property of their parents, dependents of the state, or something in between?
This then leads to a host of questions regarding the values taught in publicly funded schools and the extent to which parents have discretion in disciplining their children.
Come join Wesleyan Students for a Free Society tomorrow night to discuss these questions and many more.
Date: Tomorrow, March 5
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 111
Alicia Gansley ’15 invites you to join Democracy Matters for a film screening:
Founded almost 40 years ago, American Legislative Exchange Council brings together nearly 2,000 state legislators with hundreds of corporate leaders and lobbyists from many of the world’s most powerful corporations to secretly draft model legislation that is then introduced in our states, usually without our knowledge.
Join Democracy Matters for a screening of The United States of ALEC, a documentary narrated by Bill Moyers that examines how corporations and state legislators are colluding to write laws and remake America. Common Cause Connecticut senior organizer Kim Hynes will be introducing the film.
Date: Wednesday, March 6th
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: PAC 001
From Gabe Frankel ’15 comes the news of a literary journey:
Julia’s Star, written by Johanna Justin-Jinich ’10, tells a story about the injurious effects of intolerance, and how curiosity, friendship, knowledge and trust can overcome prejudice. Every spring, several Wesleyan students read the story and facilitate a discussion about difference and how to understand/appreciate diversity of others in elementary schools around Middletown.
Dates and Times: Tuesday, March 5 at 12 pm or Wednesday, March 6 at 11:15 am
Contact: gfrankel@wes or mhsu@wes