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DamNation documentary screening

“DAMNATION IS A MOVIE THAT MATTERS…WITH A BLEND OF HISTORY,
FACE-MELTING NATURE CINEMATOGRAPHY, AND A DASH OF EDWARD ABBEY–STYLE CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, DAMNATION LAYS BARE THIS TRUTH IN A WAY THAT IS EDUCATIONAL, ENTERTAINING, AND, PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY, INSPIRATIONAL.”
– The Santa Barbara Independent

This Friday Nina Gerona ’15, Kat Evans ’15, Janika Oza ’15, and Sienna Courter ’15  will be hosting a free screening of the movie DamNation. This documentary looks at the social and environmental effects of dams in the United States. Afterwards there will be a discussion about the film and other dam debates including case studies of Nepal and Panama. Join us for an incredible opportunity to see a beautifully shot documentary that deals with a very pressing environmental issue and a current political subject of contentious debate. Plus there will be snacks!

When: This Friday 11/21 at 4:30pm
Where: PAC 001
Cost: Free!
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Thinking About Writing a Thesis? Panel Discussion

Sent in from Kevin Winnie ’16 

Thinking about writing a thesis? Not sure where to start? Come talk to
professors and current thesis writers about how the thesis declaration
process works, how students choose topics, and what factors you should
take into account when deciding whether or not to write a thesis.

Whether you already know something you might like to research, or are
just beginning think about the possibility of thesis writing, now is a
great time to get your bearings.

Please join us in a conversation with Professors Peter Gottschalk
(RELI) and Sean McCann (ENGL) and current thesis writers Quinta
Jurecic ’15 (GOVT) and Amy Cao’15 (ANTH and ARCP) for insights
into the whys and wherefores of undertaking a thesis.

Light refreshments will be provided.

When:  In just 45 minutes! Quick quick! Thursday, November 20, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: Woodhead Lounge
Cost: $0

Second Stage Presents: The Theban Trilogy

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Adapted and directed by Ward Archibald

Thursday November 20 at 8pm
Saturday November 22 at 2pm and 8pm
Memorial Chapel

There are no tickets–seating is first come first serve.

Oedipus Tyrannus, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone: three plays written over the lifetime of the great poet Sophocles chronicling the rise and fall of the ruling family of Thebes. Set in the humble Church of Thebes, this adaptation brings the three plays together to examine the family’s downfall and explore whose decisions sent them on that path.

Cast:
Mattison Asher
Louisa Balhaus
Max Cembalest
Emmet Daly
Brett Keating
Andrew Pace
David Peck
Adriana Phillips
Key Session
Linsin Smith
Sarah Wax
Cheyanne Williams
Sarah Woolf

Date: Thursday, November 20 – Saturday, November 22
Time: 10 PM all days, plus a 2 PM show on Saturday
Place: Memorial Chapel

Meet and Greet with the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission

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Via the Asian American Student Collective:

Join the Wesleyan Asian American Student Collective as we hold a meet and greet with the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission! Come meet members from the Commission with appetizers at Fiore II—this will be a great opportunity to meet and network with Asian Americans in Connecticut, as well as to learn about the work that CTAPAAC does for the AAPI community in Connecticut.

Date: TONIGHT, November 20th
Time: 6PM
Place: Fiore II, 332 Main St, Middletown, Connecticut 06457
Link

Film Series: Mother of George

2013. Nigeria/USA. Dir: Andrew Dosunmu. With Danai Gurira. 107 min.

Newlywed Nigerian immigrants living in Brooklyn face the pressures of marriage and cultural expectations as they struggle to conceive a child. Stunning visual style situates this tense, emotional story of matrimonial strife in a dreamily reimagined and richly realized New York City.

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

Renditions of Form Art Exhibit and Reception

From Tess Altman ’17:

“Renditions of Form” will be held November 18th through November 25th in Zelnick Pavilion. We’ll be exhibiting art that explores the experience of inhabiting bodies and crossing thresholds.

There will be an opening reception this Thursday. Come for food, performances, and good vibes. Performances/readings/film screenings by:

Jackie Soro
Kai Wilson
Dandara Catete
Virgil Taylor, Julia Chanin, & Morgan Darkes Hill

Date: Thursday, 11/20
Time: 5 pm-6:30 pm
Place: Zelnick

Chef, Don Froot, and JDV+ at Psi U Shofco Benefit Concert

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Psi U and SHOFCO are proud to host the hottest benefit concert of the year. The lineup features a smooth, melodic DJ set by JDV+, and the feel-good jazz band Don Froot. The concert will end with all-sophomore hiphop-funk-jazz fusion band Chef, who are playing their first show since The Mash.

Concert begins at 10pm. Tickets for the event will be sold in Usdan during lunch and dinner for $1 and at the door for $2. All proceeds go towards SHOFCO. Come enjoy some central heating and warm jams!

Date: Friday, November 21
Time: 10PM
Place: Psi U
Cost: $1 at Usdan, $2 at door

7X9 Solitary Confinement Demonstration

From Molly Rappaport ’15:

The Wesleyan Center for Prison Education Student Group brings you 7X9: A demonstration to raise awareness around solitary confinement in the U.S. prison system.

Beginning at 4pm on Thursday to 3pm on Friday, individual students will rotate each spending an hour in a 7 by 9 foot tape-demarcated square in the center of Exley. The box measures 7X9 feet referencing the average size of a solitary confinement cell and the demonstration will last 23 hours in recognition of the 22-24 hours inmates in solitary confinement typically spend in their cells per day. The goal of the demonstration is to raise awareness regarding a practice commonly used in our criminal justice system that we believe is absolutely inhumane. Please take notice of the demonstration when passing through Exley–there will be flyers posted throughout the building that further describe the practice and its consequences.

Date: Thursday 11/20-Friday 11/21
Time: 4 pm-3pm the next day
Place: Exley Lobby

slow parade//oh oh ecstasy//indian twin @buho

Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 10.20.31 AMI’m posting this event from Blaise Bayno-Krebs ’16 because I’m obsessed with Matt Fine ’15 and you should all go see his band Slow Parade. Here are the bare bone facts:

SLOW PARADE @11:00 ish
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Slow-Parade/1472813119647098
“post noise, uneasy listening” a wesleyan grown crew
(ugh they play so much)

OH, OH, ECSTASY @ 10:30 ish
http://ohohecstasy.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ohohex
an extremely prolific “washed out, dreamy pop” band with a “punk”
attitude from NYC
(if u like ariel pink u like oox)

Great LOL of China: Chinese Comedy Performance and Lecture

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Grady McGregor ’16 writes in:

Chinese-English Bilingual improv comic Jesse Appell will be coming to Wes all the way from Beijing to dazzle us with some Chinese-style comedy. If you’re at all interested in China, comedy, or fun things come to the East Asian Studies Center this Thursday night for Jesse’s performance.The event will be free and open to both English and Chinese speakers.

After graduating from college, Jesse went to Beijing, China as a Fullbright Scholar to study with a Xiangsheng (a traditional form of Chinese comedy) master. He has since expanded his repertoire to include writing a comedy column in the South China Morning Post, producing and acting in a number of hit viral music videos, and performing stand-up comedy in English and Chinese.

Links:

Jesse’s highlight reel

CBS news feature on Jesse:
Jesse’s website:

This event is sponsored by Alpha Delta Phi and the College of East Asian Studies.

  • Date: TODAY, Thursday, Nov. 20
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Place: Center for East Asian Studies, 343 Washington Terrace
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