Category Archives: Events

A Slice with Julia Wertz

243623062_c41a0ecce6Graphic novelist Julia Werts will be hosting a Q&A at the Shapiro Center tomorrow! More from Izzy Rode ’14:

A comic book writer and artist, Julia Wertz is perhaps best known for
her Fart Party comic strips. She has published two graphic novels: The
Infinite Wait and Other Stories and Drinking at the Movies. Wertz has
been nominated for the Kim Yale Award for Best New Talent at the Lulu
Awards and the Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication. Wertz will be
joining us at the Shapiro Center for an informal Q+A. Soda and pizza
will be served!

Sponsored by the Shapiro Center for Creative Writing and Amy Bloom,
Kim-Frank Writer in Residence.

Date: April 25
Time: 5:00 PM
Place: Shapiro Center for Creative Writing, 167 High
Cost: 0000

CSLP Presents: Poor Jane’s Almanac: Or, the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin’s Sister


Straight from Alanna Greco ’13:

Benjamin Franklin, printer, philosopher, statesman, is best remembered for his autobiography. What story of her life did his sister leave behind? In this illustrated lecture, Professor Lepore, Kemper Professor of American History at Harvard, recounts her research, recovering the lost life of Jane Franklin

Date: April 25th
Time: 4:15PM – 5:15PM
Place: Russell House
Cost: Free

SexQuest is Back

Coming at you from the world’s sexiest peer health educator, Jeanne McPhee ’13:

The annual quest for sexual health knowledge and prizes comes at you tomorrow at lunch in Usdan.

Race a buddy in a condom race, learn how to guard yourself from stalkers, and take photos using sexy consent phrases. Along the way, collect prizes and give-a-ways from each of the tables scattered around Usdan. If you visit all of the stations, you will be entered into a drawing to win a high end sex toy like thisthisor this!

Come join us, you sexy folk you.  

Date: Thursday, April 25
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Place: Usdan Tables

For more on condom usage at Wesleyan, read this.

UFO Movement Hip Hop Dance Workshop

From Olivia Ford ’13:

Experience fresh choreography from the “Thrash & Groove” authentic duo Algin Sterling & Tati Larot, aka “UFO Movement,” in a FREE hip hop workshop to feed your body and brain. This Sunday at Fayerweather 108.


UFO originally started in the Bay Area, California, and are currently teaching & performing out of New York City. These two have choreographed and danced with many dance crews (The Company (Camp), Shero’s, Culture Shock) and performed with many artists such as Zion I, Los Rakas, Noriega, etc. They have also worked with industry choreographer Roland (Aaliyah, Usher) and trained each other through freestyle movement.

Facebook event here.

Date: Sunday, April 28
Time: 1 – 4pm
Place: Fayerweather 108, Dance Studio
My: Space

Ed-Connect Launch Reception


The unstoppable Emily Berman ’13 writes in:

Do you like education? Do you think you like education but have no
idea? Do you want to find a way to learn more about education-related
opportunities on and off-campus? Then please join us to celebrate the
launch of EdConnect!

There will be a demonstration of the website and snacks!

The mission of EdConnect is to foster a community among those who are
interested in education at Wesleyan. This includes those who are
interested in teaching, policy work, research and advocacy. We seek to
create a space for communication among all of these interests.
Additionally, we hope to make opportunities in education, both on and
off campus, more accessible to the student body.

Date: Thursday, April 25
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Place: Zelnick Pavilion

Settler Colonialism in Hawai’i: A Panel Event

From Professor J. Kehaulani Kauanui:

The American Studies Department at Wesleyan University presents

Settler Colonialism in Hawai’i: A Panel Event

Introduction and moderation by J. Kehaulani Kauanui


“Staking Claim: Race and Indigeneity in Hawai’i,”Judy Rohrer

“Why Asian Settler Colonialism Matters: Thoughts on Critiques and
Debates,” Dean Itsuji Saranillio