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An Evening with Marie Howe

marie-howeFrom Hazem Fahmy ’17:

Join us at the Shapiro Center this Wednesday at 9 for an intimate poetry reading and Q&A with Marie Howe, the latest professor of the Masters Class series.

Named the State Poet of New York in 2012, Howe’s works have appeared in publications such as the New Yorker, the Atlantic, Agni, and the Harvard Review. Her poetry collections include the Kingdom of Ordinary Time, What the Living Do, and the Good Thief.

Refreshments will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, November 9
Time: 9 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center

Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter

book-coverFrom the Friends of the Wesleyan Library:

Co-editors Jordan Camp and Christina Heatherton will trace the global spread of the broken-windows policing strategy that was first established in New York City under Police Commissioner William Bratton and how it led to Black Lives Matter. There will be an open house of Special Collections & Archives materials related to the history of incarceration and policing both before and after the talk, from 4:00-4:30 pm and 6:00-7:00 pm in the Davison Rare Book Room, 1st floor Olin Library.

Jordan Camp is a postdoctoral fellow in Race and Ethnicity and International and Public Affairs at Brown, co-editor of Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter (Verso, 2016), and author of Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State (University of California Press, 2016). Christina Heatherton is Assistant Professor of American Studies at Trinity College, co-editor of Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter (Verso, 2016), and author of the forthcoming book The Color Line and the Class Struggle: The Mexican Revolution, Internationalism, and the American Century (University of California Press, 2016).

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

Date: Wednesday, November 9
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: Smith Reading Room, 1st floor Olin Library

Net Neutrality Panel

net-neutralityFrom Civic Engagement Fellow, Rebecca Jacobson:

The Allbritton Center is hosting a panel about Net Neutrality, featuring FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel ’93 as one of the three guest panelists.

Net neutrality is a central issue of freedom of speech and access on the Internet. If you’ve ever streamed movies, TV, or sports games on your computer, then net neutrality is something important to you!

In February 2015, the FCC voted to uphold Net Neutrality and forbade Internet providers from charging some users to access “fast lanes” while forcing others into “slow lanes.” This was the single-most important issue surrounding the Internet, and the most important decision made by the FCC about the Internet, of the past decade.

In addition to Jessica Rosenworcel, this panel will feature guests Brad Burnham (Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures) and Christiaan Hogendorn (Associate Professor of Economics Technology) with Professor Norm Danner as moderator.

Date: Thursday, November 10
Time: 7 PM
Place: PAC 001