Category Archives: Events

Worker/Student Solidarity Meeting

Ari Ebstein from USLAC wants to hear your opinions!

These issues include:A meeting of the souls! a space for Wesleyan workers, both custodial and dining services, to communicate with each other and with the student community recent issues that have arisen.

These issues include:
-the threatening of ESL classes for custodians
-suspension of seven workers for leaving a few hours early during a snowstorm, when no managers or supervisors were there
-contract negotiations with Bon Appetit workers

Come at either 12:30 or 3:30 !!! :D

And we’ll be organizing for future events, including a public forum at the end of march. come, listen, and show solidarity!

When: Thursday, February 27th
Time: 12:30pm or 3:30pm
Where: 200 Church

Apply for the Food Justice Workshop Series

Where does our food come from and why does it matter? In this workshop series we will explore the issue of food justice and how it impacts our lives, our neighbors, and our planet.  We will hear from experts in the field and brainstorm ways to get involved in our own communities.

The workshop will culminate in developing a personal or group project designed to target injustices and spark positive change in the movement toward a healthy, just, and sustainable food system.

We will be meeting on  Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30.  A home-cooked dinner from Long Lane Farm will be provided each week at5:30 (thank you, Farm House!) with discussion to follow from 7 to 7:30.

We are now accepting applications!  The deadline to apply is March 4, and you will be notified by March 11 about whether you have been selected to participate. We are looking for a core group of Wesleyan students with a passion for the cause of food justice and a specific interest in hands-on activism.

Questions? Contact kweiner@wes or meagan(@)neatmiddletown.org for more information.

Sponsored by the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Organized by Kate Weiner ’15, StartingBloc Fellow, and Meagan Erhart, Food Justice Americorp VISTA Member

Westco Open Mic–TONIGHT

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Willie Zabar ’16 writes:

Alright people, it’s the Westco Open Mic again! Come on over to the Westco Café to show off your talent. Play a song, perform some standup, read a poem, or do something else.

THERE WILL BE PRIZES!!!

One lucky performer will get to be the FEATURED PERFORMER at the next open mic! That means that if you win, you can go up whenever you want and play an extra long set! What could be better?

The answer could be the SECRET SURPRISE PRIZE! That’s the other prize!

OPEN TO THE ENTIRE STUDENT BODY

  • DATE?: TONIGHT.
  • TIME?: signups at 10pm, show at 10:30pm
  • PLACE?: Westco Café

Thesis Theater Production-“A la ronda/To the circle”

a la rondaHave some free time this weekend and an itching for the theatre? This honors thesis production might be for you:

The Madres de Plaza de Mayo is a human rights organization formed by the mothers of those who were disappeared during the last Argentine dictatorship, which held power from 1976 to 1983. In partial fulfillment of her Honors Thesis in Theater, Claire Whitehouse ’14 directs five women in an English-language adaptation of their testimonies, which asks the questions: Where is there a place to mourn in a society that refuses to acknowledge that the dead ever existed? And what is our role as foreigners in watching these women in their 35-year march?

Tickets will be made available on the day of each performance at the box office. Off-campus guests may call the box office at 860-685-3355 after 10am to reserve tickets to be held in their names until fifteen minutes prior to curtain. On-campus guests must pick up their tickets at the box office. There is a two-ticket limit per person for free ticketed events.

Dates: Thursday, February 27 through Saturday, March 1
Time: 8-10 PM each day
Place: Patricelli ’92 Theater
Cost: FREE! (Tickets required)

KIRTAN!

Courtesy of Bryan Garrett-Farb ’14:

Hi. Come join for Kirtan this Wednesday 2-26 at 9:30 pm in BuHo! Bring an instrument if you’d like, but regardless bring you and your smile and open heart! Tea and treats provided.

Date: Wednesday, February 26th – tonight!
Time: 9:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: Buddhist House

J Street U Coffee Talk: An Invitation to Dialogue

israelpalestine-flagsFrom Jacob Seltzer ’17:

Curious about the meaning of Israel Apartheid Week? Want to be a part of a productive open discussion about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Come to the second coffee talk hosted by J Street U. Coffee and Doughnuts will be served.

Date: Wednesday, February 26
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 PM
Place: PAC 104

Attend Wes ACLU’s First Meeting of the Semester

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From Emily Greenspan ’16:

The Wesleyan American Civil Liberties Union chapter will be having a meeting this Thursday at 6PM in PAC 104 to discuss planning an event on the school-to-prison pipeline and the role that race plays in our country’s prison system. We hope this topic (which we discussed relatively thoroughly last semester) will be of interest to you, but even if it’s not, please come and share your interests/ideas with us!

Date: February 27
Time: 6–7 p.m.
Location: PAC 104

Film Series: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure

1985. USA. Dir: Tim Burton. With Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily. 90 min.

Pee-Wee leaves the playhouse and ventures into the “real” world after his pesky neighbor Francis steals his beloved bike. Burton’s gleefully weird debut feature was a smash out of the gate – who would’ve thought psychedelic dream sequences and thinly veiled sexual innuendo would be such a hit amongst kids?

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

Do Radio Journalism with Argus News Radio

Aaron Veerasuntharam ’14 writes in with the following:

Think you have ‘All Things Considered’? Like ‘Talk of the Nation’? Eat your breakfast to ‘Morning Edition’?

ARGUS NEWS RADIO on WESU 88.1FM invites you to the world of radio journalism. We broadcast every 2 weeks, exposing news and features stories that affect the Wesleyan and Middletown communities.

Breaking news, fun features, in-depth investigation, interviews. Learn to report, produce, write, or edit for radio news.

Robert Siegel – that could be you. Kind of. Come to our info sesh and see what you can bring to ANR!

Date: Thursday, February 27
Time: 4:15-5:15 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys 113