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Asian American Month Convocation

AsAm MonthFrom Shakti and AASC:

Come help kick off Asian American Month this April at Convocation! Join Shakti and the Asian American Student Collective for dinner and discussion, featuring student speakers and guest speaker Jason Oliver Chang, Ph.D. Please arrive early, as doors will be closed once DFC capacity is reached!

Jason Oliver Chang is an Assistant Professor of History and Asian American Studies at University of Connecticut. He earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley and holds a Masters of Public Policy and Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he focused on the enforcement of immigration law at the U.S.-Mexico border.

*Additionally, stay tuned for additional announcements about events celebrating Asian American Month!

Date: Friday, April 1
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons

Christopher Brodigan Award Info Session

brodigan award posterJasmine Mack ’16 writes in:

The Christopher Brodigan Fund was established in memory of Christopher Brodigan, a Wesleyan student who died in an accident in his frosh year. The Fund pays tribute to Christopher’s deep interest in Africa and to the public service he provided through teaching in Botswana prior to entering Wesleyan. Awards will be made to graduating Wesleyan seniors (first priority) and recent Wesleyan graduates who plan to pursue public service or research (in that order of preference) on the African continent.

Students from any discipline are encouraged to submit applications proposing a public service or research project. Service projects should be carefully designed to provide some form of valuable assistance to people in Africa. Students may propose to provide service in educational institutions, development organizations, grassroots groups, or non-governmental organizations pursuing service work. Research projects will be supported especially if it is likely to provide concrete benefits to African society or to contribute to the student’s ability to serve African interests in some capacity.


Info Session Date: Monday, April 4
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: PAC 422

Click through for more information about the award / application process.

Come(dy) Out of the Closet: A Queer Comedy Show

From Lauren Langer ’16:

College is a time to experiment. Maybe you were born to do standup, maybe you’re curious, maybe it’s just a college phase.

This Aprils Fools day, leave the jokes to us. Come support these queer performers as they emerge from the closet a second time; now as comedians.

We’re still looking for more performers, so email lnlanger[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or jlazebnik[at]wesleyan[dot]edu if you’re “curious”

Date: Friday, April 1
Time: 9-10 PM
Place: the Bayit

Making Effective Campaign Posters

campaign posters?For you aspiring politicians or something:

Mariah Reisner ’04, MALS ‘07, Graphic Designer and Director of Samari Studios, will lead a workshop to help students create effective campaigns and event signage. Come with a sign or event poster that you’ve designed to learn how to make it eye-catching, interesting, and more effective. Open to all students (and interested faculty/staff), regardless of experience.

Date: Friday, April 1
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, room 114
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African Studies Open House

african studies open houseHEY!

Meet the African Studies Faculty and learn about the NEW African Studies Minor! The African Studies department offers courses in History, Music, Dance, Art History, Literature, Economy, and Government.

Date: Friday, April 1
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: PAC 422

WeSlam presents: The Season Showcase

weslam showcaseFrom Wesleyan’s resident poets:

The Wesleyan slam poetry team is headed to Austin, Texas on April 5 to compete in CUPSI, the national intercollegiate poetry slam, but before they depart they want to share the work they have prepared with their fellow Wesleyan students.

“do not want to miss! so many poems! so many feelings! please come out and support! we’ve been bending backwards forwards and a million other directions to get ourselves and our work to CUPSI. come see some literary gymnastics!”

featuring performances by
Hazem Fahmy
Joy Feinberg
Destiny Polk
Giorgia Sage
Lexi Slater

We will also be selling copies of our chapbook “POETRY HOUSE PARTY” for $5 to fundraise for our last few fees for CUPSI and travel.

Date: Saturday, April 2
Time: 7:30-8:30 PM
Place: Malcolm X House
Cost: suggested donation $3–$5 (comes with chapbook)

Wet Leather, Humeysha, and Five Guys at Eclectic

Sophia Jennings ’16 writes in:

Come dance this Saturday to two NYC-based electro-pop bands.

WET LEATHER: listen // watch (1) (2)
“a little new wave, a little early-2000s punk funk, a little indie disco-dance floor-tastic.” – Noisey

HUMEYSHA: listen // watch (1) (2)
“Integrates Indian influences and Western pop in psychedelic ways that would make George Harrison proud.” – The Deli Magazine

11:40 – HUMEYSHA

Date: Saturday, April 2
Time: 11 PM – 1 AM
Place: Eclectic

Film Series: What Have I Done to Deserve This? (¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto?)

1984. Spain. Dir: Pedro Almodóvar. With Carmen Maura. 101 min.


Almodóvar turns his flamboyantly perverse eye to a zany dysfunctional family: a pill-addled cleaning lady tries to maintain her sanity despite a letter-forging husband, a lizard-loving mother-in-law, a drug-dealing son, and another son she sells to a pedophile dentist.

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

Film Series: Mustang

2015. France/Turkey. Dir: Deniz Gamze Ergüven. With Gune? ?ensoy. 97 min.


Five sisters in a Turkish village strive for independence after their conservative caretakers restrict them to their home. As much an escape film as a coming-of-age tale, Ergüven’s Oscar-nominated debut examines with clarity and compassion the effects of patriarchal oppression on spirited young women.

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

POEMS!! with Jess Rizkallah

jess rizkallahDo you want a lil more poetry in your life? Here’s an event for you!

Jess Rizkallah is a Lebanese-American writer / illustrator / coffee slinger living and often performing poems in Boston, where several people on the facebook event are sad this event is not taking place.

Jess is a recent graduate from Lesley University who publishes chapbooks with lots of other cool humans at Pizza Pi Press & is the founder and editor of Maps for Teeth, a blog and literary magazine about “heritage, culture, community, hometown, neighborhood, environment – anything or place from the outside that has found its way in.”

Jess’ poetry is published in some places on the internet and on paper but she’s most proud of being featured next to her Jido’s rocking chair. Expert Emotional Crier Because Whales. Official Friend To Anyone With A Story They Want To Tell About Grandparents. She make zines and wants to read yours.

there will be POEMS, elephants, and probably FOOD

Date: Thursday, March 31
Time: 6:30-8PM
Place: Malcolm X House