From Andrew Chatfield:
“The multi-talented Hind Benali is at the forefront of the contemporary dance scene in Morocco.”
—Morocco: Globalization and its Consequences
Choreographer/dancer Hind Benali founded the contemporary dance company Fleur D’Orange in 2006 in Casablanca, Morocco—a culture where women do not dance publicly—following her initial training in ballet and later travels to France and sub-Saharan Africa. At Wesleyan, Ms. Benali will present a studio showing with her collaborators and talk about her work, which explores the limits and freedoms of her country’s history and current practices, and the many layers of gender, culture, and religion. This event is part of “Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan.”
Date: Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Place: Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street, Middletown, Connecticut
From CFA Staffer Andrew Chatfield:
Join the Wesleyan Institute for Lifelong Learning and the Friends of the Davison Art Center for “Painting for the People,” a short course on French lithographs in the 19th century. Sessions will discuss early lithographs by Théodore Géricault and Eugene Delacroix; political satires and social caricatures by Honoré Daumier; and the exploration of color lithography by Impressionists and Post-Impressionists including Édouard Manet, Pierre Bonnard, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Taught by Curator Clare Rogan, the course will meet at the Davison Art Center to view selected artists’ prints in the collection.
Dates: Wednesday, October 15, 22, and 29, 2014 from 6pm to 7:30pm
To register, contact:
Date: Wednesday, October 15th – Wednesday, October 29th
Time: 6:00PM – 7:30PM
Place: Davison Art Center
Cost: $70, To register, contact the Wesleyan Institute for Lifelong Learning
From Leigh Evron ’16:
The Wesleyan Cardinal Cheerleaders are raffling off a Wesleyan football Helmet signed by Bill Belichick (The Patriots coach, and the only head coach in NFL history to win three Super Bowl championships in a four-year span, and a Wes alum!!). The drawing will be held at halftime during the homecoming game on Saturday. Tickets can be bought
Date: October 12th – 18th
Place: Homecoming football game
Cost: Tickets start at $5
From Sali Choi ’15:
Interested in being a part of the reviewing and editing process, designing spreads, blogging, working with website design, or East Asian/Southeast-Asian culture in general? Then you should come to our first meeting! (We are going to be discussing our Spring 2015 issue.)
Date: Thursday, October 16
Time: 10:00 PM
Place: Allbritton 113
Whether you start your own organization after college or join someone else’s, at some point you’re going to have to know stuff about money. The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship wants you to come talk finance with Carl Byers ’93:
Entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and changemakers of all kinds must learn to speak the language of finance in order to clearly communicate their vision and plans. This session will explain essential ideas related to for-profits, non-profits, finance, and accounting, so you can articulate ideas in a format — with precise terminology — that will be compelling to colleagues, funders, and other stakeholders. In addition to terminology, this session will cover the process of developing financial plans and documents that make your vision credible to those who have the resources needed to enable your work.
Carl Byers ’93 is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Venture Partner at Fidelity Biosciences.
Time: 6 – 8 PM
Place: Allbritton 311
Cost: Free! Register Here.
Wesleyan Women in Film, writes in:
Given the fact that film has been a predominantly male-dominated industry, we feel that it is important to create a space on campus where self identified women with a passion for film can celebrate the achievement of female filmmakers. Just as important is the establishment of a supportive network consisting of female-identifying members of the Wesleyan community. We encourage students of all majors to join the group, since part of our mission is to spread the female film love to as many people as possible.
The meeting should be no more than an hour (there WILL be candy), but during that time we’ll be doing some brief introductions and figure out as a group what we’d like to accomplish for the semester. If you can’t make it to the meeting, but would still like to be involved, email Sofia Davila ’16 sdavila[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or Danielle Pruitt ’15 dpruitt[at]wesleyan[dot]edu
Hope to see you there!
Date: Wednesday, October 15th
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Place: Usdan 110
PSA from Isabel Stern ’14:
Thinking about what to do after you graduate? Care about our lovely little planet? Don’t want to sit in a cubicle for the next 40 years?
Green Corps could be perfect for you! In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.
Come to Usdan 108 on Thursday 10/16 to learn more about this program, and ask any questions you can think of!
Hyper link application here.
Date: Thursday, October 16th
Time: 7:00-8:00 PM
Place: Usdan 108