Category Archives: Events

Tutor Kids at Woodrow Wilson

3164_91999960742_6161013_nI heard that Noam Sandweiss-Back ’15 peaked in middle school:

Let’s be real, middle school kind of sucks. The Woodrow Wilson  Tutoring Partnership is looking for new tutors who know what we’re talking about. Get close to two awesome middle schoolers in a mentoring/tutoring role and provide some support in your favorite subjects. Its just four hours a week and hellz yeah, it qualifies for work study. 

Bend It at Beckham REDUX

From Fred Ayres ’17:

If you thought your freshman year was the only time you’d get to contort the gender binary, then think again! For one night only, the Class Council of 2017 is hosting Bend It at Beckham Redux with DJs Simon Wright ’17, Abhi Junamanchi ’17, and Eli Melrod ’17.

Only members of the Class of 2017 will be allowed inside from 10–11:00 PM. Afterwards, members of any class year will be allowed to enter. Please bring your WesID and get ready to party!

Date: Friday, September 12th, 2014
Time: 10PM–1AM
Place: Beckham Hall, Fayerweather

Freedom Summer: Rolling Concert and Symposium

In the summer of 1964, over 1,000 volunteers from across the United States – many of them college students – traveled to the Deep South as a part of Freedom Summer, or the Mississippi Summer Project, to assist local civil rights workers in getting black Mississippians to the voting polls. Despite intimidation and violence from the white population, police, local authorities, and the Ku Klux Klan – including the murder of at least three activists – Freedom Summer organizers increased voter registration among African Americans, called attention to disenfranchisement,  and influenced the course of the Civil Rights movement.

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, and Wesleyan welcomes the community to celebrate the occasion together with a weekend of music, panel discussions, reflections from alumni, and more. Details after the jump:

Film Series: Pariah

2011. USA. Dir: Dee Rees. With Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans. 86 min.

 

Alike is a 17-year-old African-American woman living in Brooklyn and embracing her identity as a lesbian. Lyrical dialogue and stunning color cinematography from one of today’s rising talents support a moving lead performance by Oduye, who emanates emotion as a teen struggling with the complexities of love, self-definition, and growing up.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Student Groups Fair 2014

tumblr_macr0bp9DO1r13hxvo1_1280Daniel Caballero ’15 wants you to get involved:

Kickoff the 2014-2015 school year on a high note by attending the 23rd
Annual Student Groups Fair. Student groups are a big part of life at
Wes and the WSA sponsored event is a great opportunity to meet with
both new and established groups. The annual fair also offers you a
chance to network with a few school departments who provide a great
variety of programs every year. Local vendors from the Middletown
community will be in attendance as well to help make the afternoon fun
and entertaining.

Start the year right and come on down with your friends to the Student Groups Fair at the Huss Courtyard between 2 and 5 pm on Friday, September 12.

Date: Friday, September 12th, 2014
Time: 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Place: Huss Courtyard 

Call to Action: American Posters in World War I

EFCF9585-C730-4290-9FC3-4F79284E4849From Virgil Taylor ’15:

Opening reception: Thursday, September 11, 5:00–7:00 pm

Gallery talk by Clare Rogan, DAC Curator, and Rebecca Wilton ’15, at
5:30 pm

Following the declaration of war in Europe in August 1914, each of the rival powers adopted extensive advertising campaigns to recruit soldiers, encourage women factory workers, and raise the money essential for this new, “total” war. Dramatic posters soon covered train stations, city squares, and stores, exhorting passers-by to new levels of patriotism and self-sacrifice.

After the United States entered the war in April 1917, Charles Dana Gibson founded the Division of Pictorial Publicity to organize American illustrators for war posters. Selected from the collection of the Davison Art Center, this exhibition includes more than thirty American World War I posters designed by James Montgomery FlaggHoward Chandler Christy, and others. These posters recruited soldiers, celebrated shipbuilding, called for women war workers, and urged homemakers to prepare alternative foods so wheat could be shipped to the army and allies overseas. With vibrant colors and dramatic strokes, the designers reinforced ideals of masculinity and femininity, as well the integration of immigrants into a unified concept of American identity.

The exhibition was co-curated by Clare Rogan, DAC Curator, and Rebecca Wilton ’15.

Image: John E. Sheridan (American, 1880-1948), Rivets Are Bayonets: Drive Them Home, 1917, lithographic poster. Davison Art Center collection (photo: R. J. Phil).

Date: Thursday, Sept. 11
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Davison Art Center
Cost: FREE