Category Archives: Events

Constitution Day Lecture: “Birthright Citizenship on Trial: Immigration and Indigeneity” — by Bethany Berger ’90

bethany bergerFrom the Friends of the Wesleyan Library:

Egged on by Donald Trump, the majority of Republican candidates have supported ending birthright citizenship. This talk looks at this fourteenth amendment right, its constitutional origins, and the different things it meant for American Indians and immigrants.

Bethany Berger is the Thomas F. Gallivan, Jr. Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law. She graduated from Wesleyan in 1990 with a major in Government, and from Yale Law School in 1996. After law school, she became the director of the Native American Youth Law Project at DNA-Peoples Legal Services, which serves the Navajo and Hopi reservations, and later the Managing Attorney at Advocates for Children of New York. She is a co-author and member of the Editorial Board of Felix S. Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law, the foundational treatise in the field, and co-author of leading casebooks in American Indian Law and in Property Law. Her articles on legal history, race, gender, and jurisdiction in federal Indian law have been cited in testimony to Congress and several briefs to the Supreme Court. She has also served as a judge for the Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals and as a Visiting Professor at Harvard and the University of Michigan.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Wesleyan Library. For more information, email libfriends[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Thursday, September 17
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Place: Smith Reading Room, 1st floor in Olin

Tuesday Support Group

healing picA message from Samantha Hellberg ’16:

The Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group for female-identified survivors will be held on Tuesdays beginning September 22th-December 8th from 5:30-6:45PM. Meetings will follow an open support group format and participants determine group topics each week.

Contact Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator (awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) to sign up no later than Thursday, September 17th. Reference “Tuesday Support Group” in subject line of email.

Deadline to sign up: Thursday, September 17
Date [this week]
: Tuesday, September 22
Time: 5:30-6:45 PM (every Tues)

Film Series: Taxi Driver

1976. USA. Dir: Martin Scorsese. With Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster. 113 min.

A portrait of the psychotic Vietnam-veteran-cum-vigilante as a young man: De Niro embodies the lonely, urban rage of a generation as he drifts through the hellish Manhattan streets in search of a higher purpose. Twelve-year-old Foster more than holds her own as a streetwise prostitute, and Marty himself pops by for a disturbing cameo.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Alpha Delta Phi Presents: MULTIPLAYER MADNESS


From Clara Pinsky ’16:


No better way to fend off beginning-of-school blues than yelling at a tv screen with friends. Join us for our third rush event of the semester! Become one with the characters of Super Smash Bros in the company of some Alpha Delta Phi siblings. It’ll be a dope time with multiple gaming stations and some snacks for the eating.

As Mewtwo once said, “I see now that the circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant; it is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.”Use your gift of life to procrastinate homework and play video games with us instead.

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Date: Wednesday, September 16th
Time: 4:30PM
Place: Alpha Delta Phi (185 High Street)

Nicholas Payton Trio featuring Gerald Cannon and Herlin Riley

nicholas payton trioThe submission we got from the CFA was literally one sentence, so this is copied from the CFA page for this event:

Grammy Award-winning trumpet virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Payton was born into a musical family in New Orleans. After touring with Elvin Jones, Mr. Payton made his major-label recording debut as a leader in 1994. Since then, Mr. Payton has consistently committed himself to developing his distinct voice and forging new musical frontiers. At Wesleyan, Mr. Payton will perform on trumpet, piano, and Fender Rhodes with his Trio featuring bassist Gerald Cannon and drummer Herlin Riley.

Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble Coach Noah Baerman will speak before the concert at 7:15 PM.

Date: Friday, September 18
Time: 8-9:30 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $27 general public; $25 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students