A cool film screening happening tomorrow:
From executive producer Bill Moyers and a team of producers that includes Marc Levin ’73, Rikers offers searing testimonials about the deep-seated culture of systemic violence and corruption that has plagued the notorious NYC jail for decades. Rikers serves as an indictment of mass incarceration.
Producer Marc Levin ’73 and Cadeem Gibbs, a community activist who is featured in the film, will host a Q&A after the screening.
Sponsored by the Center for Prison Education and the College of Film and the Moving Image with funding from the Mellon Foundation
Date: Tueday, February 7
Place: Center for Film Studies
Quinn Frenzel GRAD writes in:
On Tuesday, February 7, 8:00 pm, at Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT, the Wesleyan University Writing Programs will host a reading by Joan Jakobson visiting writer Emily Raboteau. Emily Raboteau is the author of a novel, The Professor’s Daughter (Henry Holt), and a work of creative nonfiction, Searching for Zion (Grove/Atlantic), named a best book of 2013 by The Huffington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle, a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, grand prize winner of the New York Book Festival, and winner of a 2014 American Book Award. Her fiction and essays have been widely published and anthologized in Best American Short Stories, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Tin House, Buzzfeed, Literary Hub, The Guardian, Guernica, VQR, The Believer, Salon, and elsewhere.
Date: Tuesday, February 7
Place: Russell House
There is a blood drive happening tomorrow!
This semester’s blood drive will take place this upcoming Tuesday and Wednesday. If you are interested in donating, please visit the Red Cross Website, or send an email to lconte[at]wesleyan[dot]edu to set up an appointment.
Fun Facts about blood donation:
– Someone needs blood every two seconds.
– One pint of blood (one donation) can save up to three lives.
– About 1 in 7 people entering a hospital need blood.
– More than 4.5 million patients need blood transfusions each year in the U.S. and Canada.
– If only one more percent of all Americans would give blood, blood shortages would disappear for the foreseeable future.
Date: Tuesday, February 7 and Wednesday, February 8
Time: 11:45AM-5:45PM (Both days)
Place: Beckham Hall