Category Archives: Events

Healing Forward: Sustainable Self-Care for Survivors

Self HelpLex Spirtes ’17 writes in:

Restore mind, body, and spirit in this 9 week support group for female-identified survivors of sexual violence on Wednesdays beginning February 15th from 5:30-7:00 PM!! Topics include: self-compassion, sleep, hygiene, sex and sexuality, body image, creativity and play, mindfulness, and healthy relationships. Sessions will include art, movement, and other activities! Email Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator at awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by 2/13 to sign up!!

Deadline: Monday, February 13th

Date Change for Eli Clare, Annual Disability Studies Lecture!

Eli ClareFrom Professor Margot Weiss:

RESCHEDULED FROM STORM: Please join us Monday, February 13th at 4:30pm in Russell House 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.

Date: Monday, February 13th
Time: 4:30-6PM
Place: Russell House

What Can You Do with Anthropology? Alumni Panel + Open House

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From Professor Margot Weiss:

What can you do after graduation with a degree in Anthropology? Come hear four recent Wes Alumni talk about life after Wesleyan!

Friday, February 17, 2017
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Russell House
reception with snacks to follow — department faculty will also be on hand to answer questions about the major.

Featuring:
Mariama Eversley ’14, Embedded Historian Fellow for Blights Out in New Orleans
Promiti Islam ’08, National Training Specialist at the Posse Foundation in New York City
Michele Ko ’16, Government Relations Associate at Planned Parenthood of New York City
Katie McConnell ’13, Master of Environmental Science candidate at Yale’s School of Forestry

Contact Prof. Margot Weiss with any questions! Click here for more.

Date: Friday, February 17, 2017

Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Place: Russell House

Film Series: Touch of Evil

1958. USA. Dir: Orson Welles. With Charlton Heston. 111 min. 35mm print.


When a bomb goes o on the U.S. side of the Mexican border, the case becomes the obsession of Welles’ corpulent cor- rupt cop and the border agent who failed to stop it (Heston, lamentably cast as Mexican). is vicious tale of intrigue and suspense is one of the last great examples of classic film noir – do not miss the famously virtuosic opening shot.

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

WesKink Open Meeting

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WesKink writes in:

Interested in kink/BDSM? Polyamory/non-mongamy? Just curious? WesKink offers a safe space to learn and explore!

Answer questions like:
Is kink always sexual?
How do I safely tie up my partner?
What does BDSM stand for?
How can I talk to my partner about what I want?
And more!

WesKink is a group for any Wesleyan student interested in kink, BDSM, non-monogamy and polyamory, or any other alternative sex/relationship practices. Our meetings provide a safe space for discussion of these topics open to people of all identities and experience levels. Together we learn about the wide variety of things under the kink umbrella, and how to explore those things safely and consensually!

Like all our meetings, this is open to the campus at large! Everyone is welcome, regardless of interest or experience level! This meeting will focus on defining kink and providing an idea of what WesKink is all about. We’ll pass around some toys, talk about kink, and get to know one another. Snacks will be provided!

Can’t make the meeting but interested? Email wesleyankink[at]gmail[dot]com to get on the listserve!

RSVP to the Facebook Event here

Date: Monday, February 13th

Time: 7-8pm

Place: Usdan 108