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THE SLOTH – Tonight at 8:00 PM

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Tonight, at 8:00 PM in the WestCo cafe, will be the The Sloth’s inaugural performance. Like in the rhyming podcast that wouldn’t let us use their name for our event, ten Wesleyan students will tell 4-8 minute stories related to the theme STEALING/STOLEN. These ten students are:

Sam Sikder ’14
Dylan Turmeque ’13 MA ’14
Gabe Gordon ’15
Francesca Moree ’14
Lizzie Shackney ’17
Christoper Sanders ’17
Issy Rouse ’14
Aaron Veerasuntharam ’14
Yona Roberts-Golding ’14
Jana Heaton ’14

Come watch and listen!

Date: TODAY, Friday, February 28
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: WestCo Cafe

Gag Reflex Comedy Show

nobody

 

Theodora Messalas ’15 writes in with a comedic event:

If you came to this event description to get your jollies, then you came to the wrong place. Instead, come to the Nics Lounge this Friday at 8pm.

Date: Tonight, 2/28
Time:
8pm-9pm
Place:
Nics Lounge
Cost: 
free

Standing on Sacred Ground Film Screening and Symposium

Danil-SOSG-shadow1Covering eight indigenous communities, Standing On Sacred Ground exposes threats to native peoples’ health, livelihood and cultural survival. In the U.S. and around the world, indigenous people defend human rights and restore the environment in their sacred places, the original protected areas. In a growing worldwide movement, their resistance provides the path to our common future.

Produced and directed by Christopher McLeod P’17. Narrated by Graham Greene (Oneida), with the voices of Tantoo Cardinal (Metis), Q’orianka Kilcher (Quechua), Rhoda Roberts (Bundjalung) and Luana Busby-Neff (Hawai`i).

Featuring Chief Oren Lyons (Onondaga), Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), and authors Barry Lopez and Satish Kumar.

Sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Center for Film Studies, College of the Environment, Anthropology Department and Department of Religion

The schedule for the event follows after the jump: 

Film Series: 12 Years a Slave

2013. USA/UK. Dir: Steve McQueen. With Chiwetel Ejiofor. 134 min.

Ejiofor’s exceptional performance as a free man abducted and sold into slavery anchors this painfully complex portrait of antebellum America. While refusing to shy from the brutalities the subject demands, McQueen lends multiple dimensions to all his characters – from the tenderly vulnerable to the uncompromisingly demonic.

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

In Depth: Middletown Potluck

This is another installment in our series of interviews with student groups at Wesleyan.

I sat down last week with Ari Ebstein ’16 and Yael Horowitz ’17 to talk about the Middletown Potluck group. With a big fundraiser underway and an upcoming potluck (today from 6-8pm!) we had much to talk about with regards to social justice, sharing food, and funding a homeless lockers campaign.

Middletown potluck is a group dedicated to building a community between Middletown residents and Wesleyan students.  Based strongly out of 200 church, the group began spring semester of 2013. Since its inception the group has already hosted six potlucks, each with a certain theme. Ari explained choosing the themes, “In the beginning we didn’t really have any community connections so the first ideas we had were ours. But since then we have really tried to get the Middletown community involved in deciding.  It’s about being able to facilitate dinners and themes that emerge from the community.”

Free WesBAM! Relaxation in the Spirit of Midterms

A detox brought to you by the incredible WesBAM! instructor Isabel Fine ’17:

Woman meditating on the beach at sunset.

Midterms bumming you out? Does your body ache from hunching over that paper all week long? Come cheer up and sun salutation yourself into relaxation with WesBAM.

Stretch, move, groove, breathe, laugh, and detox this Saturday (3/1) in Fayerweather Dance Room from 5-6 with yoginis Anya Morgan ’14, Jonathan Sung ’14 and Isabel Fine ’17.

This event is FREE so come one, come all. Bring your housemate! Bring your frenemy!

Date: Saturday, March 1
Time: 5PM – 6PM
Place: Fayerweather Dance

Fashion Show Model Tryouts

From Mfundi Makama ’14:

It’s almost that time of year again! Wesfest is around the corner and
so is the Fashion Show! You do not want to miss this year’s fashion
show. There will be a new location, traditional fashion show setup,
better sound, amazing lights, and performances you will not want to
miss!

Students who are interested in MODELing in the show should come to
auditions/sign ups in the Usdan Multipurpose Room (located in the
basement of Usdan) on Thursday, February 27th from 7-10PM & Saturday,
March 1st from 5:30-8PM.

Students Want Wes to Divest

WHAT IS THIS?

When the Board of Trustees came last semester, we made a display in front of Usdan with photos of 160 students holding reasons of why Wes should divest. The Board is coming again this semester, and on Friday at 11:50am, we are recreating our action from last semester, but with real people holding signs explaining why they want Wes to divest.

WHY SHOULD I SHOW UP?

Your attendance is the most powerful way to show your support for Wesleyan’s divestment from fossil fuels. We need student support to let administration know that they can’t wait us out, that we aren’t relenting, and most importantly, that Wesleyan students will NOT be complacent when the destruction of frontline communities, and ultimately our planet, is at stake.

wait, what the heck is wes, divest? go here

When: Friday, February 28th
Time: 11:50 am
Where: Walkway between Usdan and Albritton, in front of North College

Café Candide

French Hall wants to talk French!

Come speak in/about French over pastries and coffee, and enjoy some great company (and possibly jazz music!)

When: Thursday, February 27th
Where: French Hall (Nics 7 Basement))
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Film Series: Six Million and One

2011. Israel. Dir: David Fisher. Documentary. 93 min.

Upon finding his late father’s memoirs, Fisher recruited his reluctant siblings to explore their parent’s life, including visits to the concentration camps in which he was imprisoned during the Holocaust. Yet this dark past leads to affectionate bonding in the present, as the younger generation joke and bicker among themselves. Speaker: director Fisher.

Toight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.