Category Archives: Events

Survivor Summit

Lex Spirtes ’17 writes in:

Have you experienced sexual violence at Wesleyan? Share your experiences, feedback, thoughts and ideas about sexual violence prevention, support and response with the Victim Rights Law Center!!

RSVP by 12pm Wednesday to Alysha Warren, awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu!!

Date: Thursday, February 9th
Time: 3:15pm-4:15pm
Place: Woodhead lounge (Exley)
How to participate: RSVP by Wednesday at noon to Alysha Warren (awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)

Jennifer Gonnerman: “The Art of Prison Writing”

167_167Jennifer_GonnermanSomeone from The New Yorker is giving a talk:

Jennifer Gonnerman, staff writer for The New Yorker, will read on campus next Thursday, February 9, at 8 pm in the Russell House. Gonnerman is widely known for breaking the story of Kalief Browder, the young man who spent 3 years on Rikers Island without having been convicted of a crime. She is the author of Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett and will speak at Wesleyan on “The Art of Prison Writing.” Her appearance is sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life and the Writing Certificate.

Date: Thursday, February 9
Time: 8PM
Place: Russell House

Students for Consent and Communication Interest Meeting

sfccFrom Students for Consent and Communication:

Are you passionate about combatting sexual violence, promoting healthy relationships, supporting survivors, dismantling rape culture and white, heteropatriarchal institutions? Also interested in organizing Take Back The Night, teach-ins and zine making?

If so, join Students For Consent and Communication (SFCC) for our first meeting of the semester!

Date: Wednesday, February 8
Time: 4:30-5:30PM
Place: Usdan 110

Eli Clare, Disability Studies Student Lunch + Lecture

eliclareFrom Professor Margot Weiss:

Please join us next week, Thursday Feb 9th at 4:30pm, to hear writer, activist, and poet Eli Clare read from his just-out-yesterday book Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure (Duke University Press 2017). Combining memoir, history, and cultural analysis, Brilliant Imperfection explores the deeply held belief that body-minds considered broken need to be fixed. Taking neither an anti- nor pro-cure position, Clare weaves together race, disability, sexuality, class, gender, and environmental politics to uncover the value of body-mind difference.

Also, from 11:50-1:10 on Thursday, students are invited to lunch with Eli to talk about his work, writing, and the state of disability politics today. Lunch (Typhoon, vegan) is in CAMS (Center for the Americas) room 1 and 2 — please email me by Tuesday Feb 7th if you are interested in joining us!

Date: Thursday, February 9
Time: 4:30-6PM
Place: Russell House