Category Archives: Events

Zumba and Smoothies

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Mary Diaz ’14 wants to get your heart racing:

Burn some calories while having fun! Come join us at this first-come first-served event where a Zumba instructor will lead a 7pm class and a 9pm class.

Smoothies will be provided! This event is sponsored by UCAB.

Date: November 14, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Place: Fayerweather Dance Rehearsal Room 108
Cost: Free!
Facebook: Here

100% Renewable Energy Worldwide in 17 Years or Sooner: A Presentation

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A presentation over at Middlesex Community College on how technological barriers are not what is standing in the way of a just, sustainable planet. Here how we can get there with a presentation by Stanford Professor Mark Jacobsen and Jeremy Brecher. Dan Fischer ’12 writes in with the details:

As the strongest typhoon on record kills thousands in the Philippines fossil fuel use continues to alter earth’s climate, producing ever more extreme weather.  The extraction of fuel itself is wreaking ever greater havoc, and the ongoing disaster at Fukushima warns the world about the dangers of nuclear power.  However, new studies show that there is no technical barrier to transitioning the entire planet to 100% renewable energy within a very short time frame.  (meaning energy produced by wind, sun, water, and geothermal sources) Furthermore, this transition would create more jobs than expanding the fossil-fuel system, and it would save money, too.

These facts overturn central myths that are used to undercut and derail the climate justice movement.  If we are to succeed in transitioning from a fossil-fuel dependent society these realities must become common knowledge, beginning with the movement itself.

A Place at the Table Screening

Francesca Moree ’14 serves up:

1 in 6 Americans–50 million–is food insecure. 1 in 4 American children—17 million–is food insecure. 85% of those families that are food insecure have at least one working adult it the household.

Brought to you by Hunger and Homelessness, come out Thursday night to watch A Place at the Table, a film created by the makers of Food, Inc. A Place at the Table describes the realities of food insecurity in America today, highlighting the experiences of three families, in particular.

Featuring Jeff Bridges, this film also presents a radical challenge to Americans everywhere to consider how food insecurity in our country can realistically be eradicated.

I challenge you to come out to PAC 107 at 6:30pm and watch this movie and consider the realities of food security and food justice in the United States.

Date: Thursday, November 14th
Time: 
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Where: PAC 107
Cost: free your mind

Israeli Democracy: What Threatens it and How to Save it, with Author Gershom Gorenberg

jstreetEmily Greenspan ’16 has a message for you:

J Street U invites you to think about the future of Israeli Democracy, and admire this awesome beard.

Gershom Gorenberg is the author of The Unmaking of Israel, a provocative examination of Israeli history that describes the crisis of Israeli democracy and lays out a vision for the country’s future.

“Until I read The Unmaking of Israel,” says novelist Michael Chabon, “I didn’t think it could be possible to feel more despairing, and then more terribly hopeful, about Israel.”

Gorenberg’s previous book is The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977. The New York Times called it, “Remarkably insightful … A groundbreaking revision that deserves to reframe the entire debate.”

He has written for the New York Times Magazine, Haaretz and Foreign Policy Magazine. He lives in Jerusalem.

Come join us for what will be a great talk and Q&A!

Date: November 14, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: PAC 001
Cost: Free
Facebook: Here

Quasi in Brief(s)

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Ben Keeshin ’14 writes in with this pun-y concert submission: 

No one wears briefs….

…but we will BE brief! Come to the Olin Lobby at 9 (SHARP!) and enjoy a short, short stack of our proverbial pancakes: 5-6 beautiful little songs. It’s our classic 30-minute Quasimodal quasi-concert.

We have three AWESOME newbies as well as our regular, old-timey cast of ROCKSTARS!

We have new songs, as well as a new, Bufordian take on an old favorite (@TheEmmaBufordFanCluband/orMafia)!

Bring your friends and your moms and your lovers and a Nalgene full of something and hear what Quasi’s been working on all semester. We’d love to have ya.

Date: Thursday, November 14th
Time:
9pm (till 9:30. That’s a study break!)
Where: Olin Library Lobby
Cost: none dollars

Lecture: “Reinventing God: Response to Inexplicable Defeat in Ancient Athens”

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From Ali Rosenberg ’15: 

Join the Classical Studies Department for a lecture from Professor Thomas Martin of College of the Holy Cross: “Reinventing God: Response to Inexplicable Defeat in Ancient Athens.” The first of the year for the Classical Studies Department Lecture Series!

Presented by Professor Thomas Martin Jeremiah O’Connor Professor of Classics, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.

Date: Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Time: 4:15–05:30 P PM
Place: Downey House 113
Cost: Free

Immigration and Domestic Violence: Examining the Legal Implications of Intersectionality

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A message from Lily Wittrock ’16:

Come to a discussion with Martin Wheeler, of Connecticut Legal Services, to learn about his experience as a family attorney for survivors of domestic violence who are either undocumented or rely on their partner for lawful immigration status. Mr. Wheeler is also a licensed family therapist and will discuss his experiences working with victims of trauma.

Sponsored by Students for Consent and Communication, Ajua Campos, International House, and the Planned Parenthood Campus Action Interns.

Date: November 14, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 112
Facebook: Here

Film Series: Amour

2012. France/Austria. Dir: Michael Haneke. With Emmanuelle Riva. 127 min.

An aging husband struggles to face his wife’s physical decay after she suffers a stroke – a tough subject, certainly, but Haneke’s astounding Oscar winner handles it with grace, creating a balance between the haunting and the heartfelt. This may be the most terrifying affirmation of love’s power yet put on film. Presented as part of The Tournées Festival.

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

Latin@ Identity Student Panel

From Zaida Garcia ’15:

What does it meant to be Latin@ in the United States? Some of us are “fresh off the boat” and some of us have never visited Latin America. Some speak Spanish fluently and others don’t. Being Latin@ encompasses a wide range of countries, races, and experiences, and yet many of us feel connected to each other. Come explore the meaning of “Latinidad” and identity with student panelists Oscar Parajon ’16, Giselle Torres ’16, Daniel Lee ’16, Wesley Close ’15, Andrew Martin ’15, Jay Benedith ’14, and Mary Diaz ’14. Also come eat some yummy homemade refreshments!

Date: TODAY, November 13th
Time: 7PM – 8PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114
Cost: Nada

50 Shades of Yes!

From the awesome peeps of WesWell:

Come eat and talk with the Peer Health Advocates after Monday’s “Gettin’ Wordy & Talkin’ Dirty” Event with Oh Megan!

Date: TODAY, November 13th
Time: 5:30PM – 6:30PM
Place: PAC 422
Cost: FREE