Category Archives: Events

Table Talk w/ Amy Bloom!

Hazem Fahmy ’17 writes in:

tabletalkCome to the Shapiro Center to celebrate writing in all shapes and forms. Drop by Table Talk to eat snacks, get feedback from Amy Bloom and praise, pity, and parse your writing and that of others. Bring a piece of writing, bring your brain, and bring your stomach. There will be snacks and cheese!

Date: Thursday, September 29
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center

Anarchist Histories and Activism

From the American Studies Department:

Come hear Wesleyan students publicly present their research from the American Studies course, Anarchy in America: From Haymarket to Occupy Wall Street, taught by Professor of American Studies J. Kehaulani Kauanui. The course focused on anarchism as a political philosophy and practice—a little known aspect of American culture and society. Students examined select aspects of anarchist political thought and praxis in the United States and the ways that anarchism has been represented positively, vilified, or dismissed. The class included histories, philosophies and theories, and activism; it explored a range of diverse political traditions including individualist anarchism, socialist anarchism, anarcha-feminism, black anarchism, queer anarchism, indigenous influences and critiques, and other schools of thought. Professor Kauanui will moderate the following two panels.

10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Historical Genealogies & Radical Analysis

“Free Love, Motherhood, and Spiritism: Reading Anarchy Through the Writings of Luisa Capetillo,” Iryelis López ’17
“Love as Prefigurative Politics: A Critical Examination of the Revolutionary Potentials of Non-Monogamy,” Sarah Lurie ’17
“Black Feminist Resonances: The Overlaps and Intersections With Anarchist Principles,” Kaiyana Cervera ’19

Noon to 1:30 p.m. Community Resistance and Diverse Forms of Direct Action

“Encrypted But Not Cryptic: An Intro to Crypto Anarchy and Practical Resistance of the Modern Surveillance State,” Kate Pappas ’18
“Threads of Anarchism: A Look at Flint Community Action Amidst a State Crime,” Aura Ochoa ’17
“Power to the People! Energy Democracy and the Socialization of our Energy Infrastructure,” Joshua Nodiff ’19

Date: Saturday, October 1
Time: 10AM-1PM
Place: Russell Library (NOT Russell House!), 123 Broad Street, Middletown, CT 06457

Remedy Partners Internship and Job Recruiting!

remedypartnersFrom Amarachi Asonye ’16:

Interested in healthcare, technology, finance, or big data? Interested in working for a rapidly growing leader in healthcare reform? Looking for a full-time job or a rewarding summer internship?

Then come join Dr. Win Whitcomb ’84, Anju Paul ’14, Ben Record ’15, Zaida Garcia ’15, Nabilah Kabir ’15, Amarachi Asonye ’16 and Mike Greenwald ’16 on September 28th 6pm Usdan 108 to hear about job opportunities and the innovative work culture at Remedy!

Remedy Partners is one of the fastest-growing healthcare organizations in the country. Specializing in advancing value-based healthcare, Remedy’s mission is to dramatically improve the quality of patient care by implementing reforms in healthcare proposed by the Affordable Care Act. Remedy represents a breakthrough in both the delivery and financing of healthcare services. Remedy currently has offices in New York City, Darien CT, and Shelton CT and is looking to fill positions in all different departments.

If this hasn’t been enough to sway you, pizza from Mondo will be provided!

Date: Wednesday, September 28
Time: 6-7 PM
Place: Usdan 108

 

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn: Folk Duo

bela_event1From the Music Department:

With their recent Grammy Award for “Best Folk Album” earlier this year, banjo and vocal duo (and husband and wife) Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn perform original music as well as Appalachian murder ballads, gospel, chamber music, and blues. The two first collaborated as part of the Sparrow Quartet in 2005. Mr. Fleck has been nominated in more categories than any other musician in Grammy Award history.

“Two monsters of the banjo.”
— NPR’s “All Things Considered”

Date: Thursday, October 2o
Time: 8-9:30PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
Cost: $6 Wesleyan students; $35 general public; $32 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students