Yo! Support your GLOBAL COMMUNITY and come to the fountain backyards
this Saturday -during VIBES Music Festival- to buy some dope clothes.
All proceeds go directly to the Wynne Farm Ecological Reserve /
Reserve Ecologique Wynne Farm in Kenscoff, Haiti. They desperately
need a fence in order to protect the forest from being cut down. This
place is an incredible center for wellness, music, and creativity –
and it needs your support!
Camila will be selling not only her own clothes, but many other
people’s so there will be a variety! Men’s clothes too!
Date: Saturday, May 2nd Time: 3:00-5:00 PM Place: Fountain Backyards
The Wesleyan University Orchestra, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, presents a winning dish from October 2014’s “à la carte” menus—the audience voted for Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”—and the winners of the Wesleyan University Concerto Competition.
Date: Saturday, May 2 Time: 8-9 PM Place: Crowell Concert Hall
1947. USA. Dir: Jules Dassin. With Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn. 98 min.
The harshest of Dassin’s socially conscious films noir concerns prison inmates suffering under a power-mad security chief who pushes institutional cruelty to the point of sadism. The imprisoned men reflect on their former lives as they channel their present frustration into a risky escape attempt. Co-sponsored by the Center for Prison Education.
Last semester’s speak out in Usdan was an incredible moment in which our community came together to speak openly, honestly, and compassionately about sexual assault and gender violence of all kinds. As a continuation of that conversation, we will be holding another speak out in Usdan on Thursday April 30th from 5-8pm (or as long as it needs to go).
Please feel welcome to share a short piece about your experiences, whether they are related to the administration or to your community in or outside of Wesleyan. Write about whatever you feel is important to point out as contributing to sexual/gender discrimination and violence.
If you feel comfortable speaking publicly, we would like to support you in doing so. Know that you will be physically surrounded by people both sharing their own stories and supporting their peers. If you’re not comfortable speaking publicly, you can choose to write a piece that someone else will read, anonymously or not.
Please email Natalie Ancona at firstname.lastname@example.org or Chloe Murtaugh (email@example.com) letting us know if you’d like to speak at the event, or with your piece to be read by someone else. Anyone is welcome to speak during the event without having contacted us beforehand.
1971. USA. Dir: Gordon Parks. With Richard Roundtree. 100 min.
Q: Shaft is…
(a) The black private dick that’s a sex machine to all the chicks
(b) The man that would risk his neck for his brother man
(c) The cat that won’t cop out when there’s danger all about
(d) A bad mother… (Shut your mouth)
(e) All of the above
taking on the world and taking off her clothes! full-bodied autobiographical story-telling.
written and performed by Una Aya Osato (’06 alum!!!)
directed by Dawn Crandell
stage managed and featuring Michi Ilona Osato
**PRE-SHOW WORKSHOP @ 4:30pm
How many layers must you lose to get to the center of yourself?
exHOTic other weaves together the threads of the political and personal. This autobiographical tale literally strips away the pieces of ones self to reveal and share universal pain, love, and laughter.
Through the use of storytelling and burlesque this show engages audiences in unexpected ways. Una’s use of burlesque harks back to its origins as a satirical art form making political commentary. The show explores Una’s life as a queer Japanese Jewish American woman, born and raised in NYC, from a working class family as they transition to the middle class.
Date: Friday, May 1 Time: 7:30-9 PM Place: World Music Hall
Need more Medieval and/or Renaissance music in your life? Come listen to The Collegium Musicum, a performance-based chamber vocal ensemble dedicated to exploring and performing the diverse vocal and instrumental repertories of the medieval, Renaissance, and baroque periods of European music history. We’ll be singing songs about everything from death and love to crickets and swans!
Date: Wed, April 29 Time: 8 PM Place: Memorial Chapel
Please join us this afternoon (4:15-6 p.m.) for a drop-in open house in the Davison Rare Book Room to celebrate Islamicate book arts. Highlights include 17th- and 18th-century English translations of the Qur’an, contemporary artists’ books, and a series of books and posters commemorating the booksellers of Al-Mutanabbi Street in Bagdad.
Please share this with anyone who may be interested.
Sponsored by the CFA’s Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan and Special Collections & Archives, Olin Library.
Date: Wednesday, April 29 Time: 4:15-6 PM Place: Davison Rare Book Room, Olin