Camille Casareno ’15 writes in:
This August/September, All* Above All (allaboveall.org), a bold new
campaign to restore and sustain abortion coverage for low-income
women, is hitting the road and taking our message across the country
with a national tour to end local, state and federal bans on abortion
coverage. The tour is called the Be Bold Road Trip.
Covering nearly 10,000 miles – through 11 cities, 8 states and the
District of Columbia – the road trip will mobilize Millennials, people
of color, and other diverse groups to stand up to the avalanche of
attempts to disenfranchise them and their decision-making. The road
trip will create buzz and educate people across the country about the
harmful impact that abortion coverage bans have, especially on
low-income women and women of color. At each stop we will talk to
supporters, ask them to participate in the campaign, and give them
ways to send their message to their representatives in Congress. The
road trip will end its tour in Washington DC during mid-September to
commemorate the anniversary of the Hyde Amendment through the second
annual All* Above All Hill Education Day.
It’s a busy first week, but come out to the Usdan courtyard on
Thursday to see the Be Bold Road Trip by All Above All make its stop
on campus sponsored by Wesleyan Clinic Escorts. Show your support to
bring down abortion insurance coverage bans. The Be Bold van will be
there from 11AM-4PM. There will be a speaker at 1PM so you and your
friends can bring your lunch and sit outside to learn more!
If you (as an individual or student group) are interested in
volunteering the day of, send me a message at mcasareno@wes!
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Place: Usdan Huss Courtyard
Holly Everett ’15 writes in:
Join members of Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights for dinner and
a lively conversation about the politics, history, and controversies
surrounding language used to talk about disabilities and people with
disabilities. Information about disability services also will be
available. Afterwards, students with disabilities will be available to
discuss their experiences on campus.
All are welcome! Dinner will be provided.
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Place: Clark Lounge
Russell Goldman ’17 writes:
Girls and ghouls of every age, wouldn’t you like to be in something strange? NIGHTMARE is a staged adaptation of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, adapted and directed by Russell Goldman (some sophomore) and sponsored by Second Stage. Performance dates are November 20-22.
NIGHTMARE follows Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, as he discovers a magical new holiday–Christmas. This is the story of the disaster that happened when these two holidays met.
If you want to audition, prepare a song to sing for us, preferably something close to the tone of the film’s music. We’d like that a lot.
Coming your way from Sarah Esocoff ’15:
Have you ever wanted to write comedy? Love The Onion and Saturday Night Live? Want to sit in a room with other funny people and make jokes every week? Join the Ampersand, Wesleyan’s only humor publication! Snax and laughs will be #provided.
Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Place: Allbritton 004
From Clara Pinsky ’16:
Interested in how art can change the world?
Community-based art is a collaboration between an “artist” and a community to create artwork that deals with the issues or experiences within that community. In this forum, we’re taking on the Wesleyan community using art (in any and all mediums!) as a force for social change!
Oh, and the class is worth 1 credit.
There will be a brief meeting on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 5PM in Allbritton 103 for anyone interested in taking this forum.
More info here. Questions? Contact Clara at cpinsky[at]wesleyan[dot]edu
Date: Thursday, September 4
Time: 5-5:30 P.M.
Place: Allbritton 103
From Raechel Rosen ’15:
Audition for BLOW! Written by Raechel Rosen ’15 and directed by Alexandra Stovicek ’17.
Blow is the true story of a 15 year old girl’s first blow job, reverse-gendered with a few additional characters. This topical tragicomedy explores consent, coercion and rape culture. The short play will have a brief three week workshop/rehearsal period leading up to our October 23-25 production.
Auditions will take place Saturday, September 6th from 3 PM–5 PM in USDAN 108 and Sunday, September 7th from 7 PM–9 PM in USDAN 110. Prepare a monologue if you would like. If not, we’ve got your back.
Date: Saturday, September 6th and Sunday, September 7th, 2014
Time: 3–5PM on Saturday; 7–9PM on Sunday
Place: Usdan 108 and Usdan 110
“Wow comedy suxx I hate laughing and everyone else is funnier than me :'(.” – Ariel Lesnick ’15
5 comedy groups
1 night only
Featuring: New Teen Force (free-form improv)
Gag Reflex (long-form improv)
Desperate Measures (short-form improv)
Everyone else also welcome
1968. USA/UK. Dir: Stanley Kubrick. With Keir Dullea. 160 min.
A hulking monolith discovered at the dawn of humanity propels mankind into space to colonize the moon and beyond. Kubrick’s sci-fi epic takes us from our underdog monkey days to our next evolutionary step in a cinematic event that brought new scope to the genre and some crazy visuals to boot, man.
Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5
Coming your way from Maya McDonnell ’16:
Are you passionate about social justice and ready to make a difference on campus? Wanting to join activist groups this semester? Just curious about what resources are available to help launch your creative ideas? Come meet other students and activists at the University Organizing Center (UOC). The event will take place at 4:30pm on Wednesday September 3rd at the UOC, an open space for student activism at 190 High Street. If you can’t make it on Wednesday, the doors are always open to all. Come join!
Date: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Place: UOC—190 High St