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No Evidence of Disease Film Screening: Raising Awareness about GYN Cancers through Music

From Emma Kemler ’15:

Interested in women’s health care causes? The healing power of music? Come be inspired by the story of six gynecological oncologists from across the U.S. who have formed a rock band, No Evidence of Disease, to raise awareness about “below the belt” women’s cancers. No Evidence of Disease’s original music has become a lightning rod for gynecologic cancers, bringing this shockingly neglected cause out of obscurity. This boldly energizing film also focuses on the intrepid patients who struggle with their diagnoses and traumatic treatments.
Refreshments will be served and fact sheets about what every woman should know will be up for grabs!

Date: Thursday, November 7
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: PAC 002

The Act of Killing Film Screening

Rizky Rahadianto ’15 announces:

“This might be the most important documentary ever” – The Daily Mail
“I have not seen a film as powerful, surreal, and frightening in at least a decade… it is unprecedented in the history of cinema.” – Werner Herzog
“Joshua Oppenheimer has reset the bar for tragi-comedy. As in, don’t even bother trying, Hollywood. Ever again.” Indiewire

One of the most talked about, controversial, and acclaimed films of the summer calendar is coming to the Film Series for free. Oppenheimer’s disturbing documentary centers around two Indonesian ex-squad leaders reenacting their 1960s genocidal atrocities. But there’s a twist: protected under the state and now holding positions of political power, they believe themselves to be national heroes, their reenactments exuding at first a deeply unsettling sense of pride and moral assuredness until the men slowly begin to confront their crimes.

It will leave you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. What’s more, there will be an exclusive interview with the director presented before the film (made possible by co-sponsor LinkAsia) and a panel with professor Ronald Jenkins and Indonesian students after the film.

You. Don’t. Wanna. Miss. It.

Date: Thursday, November 7
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Place: Goldsmith Family Cinema
Cost: Free!

Diarrhea Planet, The Lovely Bad Things, and Let’s Party Hats! Hats! Hats! at Eclectic

From none other than Ethan Hill ’16:

Come down to Eclectic this Thursday night to see one of the best live
shows around, the pop punk shredding of Diarrhea Planet. These guys
sound like 6 best friends, 4 riffing guitars, endless chanting, and a
whole lot of cheap beer. So why would you possibly miss out?

DIARRHEA PLANET – killer nashville guitar shred
THE LOVELY BAD THINGS – orange county garage pop
LET’S PARTY HATS! HATS! HATS! – friends having fun getting mad

THE ECLECTIC SOCIETY // THURSDAY // 10 PM

Date: Thursday, November 7
Time: 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Place: The Eclectic Society
Cost: Free

Writing Certificate Informational Meeting @ 4:15 TODAY

writing-certificate

From Ford Fellow Piers Gelly:

Interested in the Writing Certificate? Join us at this official informational meeting!

The Writing Certificate is open to students from all majors and offers you a change to develop your writing in many forms, both creative and critical. Poetry, fiction, screenwriting, playwriting, biography, science writing, political and literary journalism, and academic writing for nonspecialists—your Writing Certificate experience could include all this and more.

Stop by Allbritton 311 at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, to learn about the Writing Certificate from Prof. Anne Greene, Director of the Writing Certificate; to speak with Certificate students and alumni; and to hear a reading by two prize-winning student writers who are pursuing the Certificate.

Refreshments both sweet and savory will be served.

Date: Today
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: Allbritton 311

Narrative in the Age of Distraction: A Conference

Narrative in the Age of Distraction

From Piers Gelly ’13:

On November 7-8, the College of Letters, the Writing Programs, and the Science in Society Program, will be co-sponsoring with The Connection Institute for Innovative Practice “NARRATIVE IN THE AGE OF DISTRACTION,” a conference on the role and importance of narrative in an age of increasing technological and attentional distractions. The conference will feature healthcare practitioners and researchers who use narrative in their practice, as well as leading narrative practitioners who will discuss their adherence to long-form narrative in the digital age.

Among the participants are Rita Charon, M.D. Ph.D., Director of the Narrative Medicine program at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; the medical sociologists Arthur Frank, Shadd Maruna and Michael Rowe; Mary Gaitskill, novelist/National Book Award finalist; John McElwee, fiction coordinator at The New Yorker; Molly Barton ’00, Global Digital Director of Penguin Random House; Cami Delavigne, screenwriter of Blue Valentine; Tom Barber, M.D., of Boston University Medical School; Michele Klimczak, MSW, of The Connection; Judi Hannan, author of Motherhood Exaggerated; Jimmie Briggs, award-winning journalist and human rights advocate; Lisa Weinert of Lisa Weinert Consulting; Uzoamaka Maduka of The American Reader; Jennifer Gonnerman, award-winning journalist and author; Guy Story of Audible; and Noah Rosenberg of Narrative.ly.

To register, and for more information, please visit here

Registration is FREE, and all are welcome. Please register if you plan on attending any part of the conference.

Date: Thursday, November 7 to Friday, November 8
Time: I P.M. Thursday to 6 P.M. Friday
Place: World Music Hall (for registration)

Conference Schedule after the jump:

Student-Food Worker Coalition Meeting

rfrjAlways making the world a better place, Manon Lefevre ’14 is here again with an important message:

CALLING ALL STUDENTS WHO SEEK A STRONGER STUDENT-FOOD WORKER COMMUNITY AT WESLEYAN

Frustrated with the way Bon Appétit employees are treated by students?

Interested in trading recipes, food sustainability ideas, and chances to work with the Usdan chefs and dining hall employees themselves?

Do you want to begin a dialogue and forge an alliance with the very people who make, serve, and sell your food?

Then YOU should come to the STUDENT-FOOD WORKER COALITION MEETING! Come build bridges, forge alliances, start a dialogue.

Date: November 6, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: Usdan Multi-Purpose Room (by the package room)
Cost: Free

Film Series: Rust and Bone

2012. France/Belgium. Dir: Jacques Audiard. With Marion Cotillard. 120 min.

It’s a tale as old as time: a marine mammal trainer maimed in an Orca-show accident recuperates by having steamy sex with a meathead bouncer and managing his underground bareknuckle fighting career. Audiard (A PROPHET) negotiates the melodramatic peaks and relatable lows of a modern romantic drama. Presented as part of The Tournées Festival.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.