Category Archives: Events

WestCo Open Mic [Now]

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Beautiful boy prince Zack Kantor ’15 wants you all to take a break from work and check out WestCo Open Mic (in the WestCo Cafe)! Sign ups are right now! First open mic of the semester! yah!

Date: Today, February 6
Time: Now!
Place: WestCo Cafe

EcoMusic Competition

From Sewon Kang ’14:

Calling all environmentally conscious & musically gifted friends!

Submit to an EcoMusic competition hosted by COE, Music, and CFA that centers around environmental issues/themes seen in the exhibition FOOD-WATER-LIFE, currently in the Zilkha Gallery. We are looking for proposals for creative and passionate music that addresses these issues so please consider submitting! You could win $200!!! YAY! Proposals due 3/1/13.

See below for guidelines.

Story Time with Brendan O’Donnell ’14

Story Time with Brendan O'Donnell '14

Some weeks ago, when Brendan O’Donnell ’14, otherwise known as BZOD, otherwise known as The King of Friends, made his triumphant return from Chile, I joked that he had so many people to catch up with, he should just have one huge catch-up session and get it all out at once. He replied that he was actually thinking of booking the CFA Hall for similar purposes (and our readers enthusiastically approved). Instead, he has opted to reserve WestCo Cafe. From Brendan O’Donnell ’14:

WHAT THIS IS: I went abroad to Chile last semester. People are asking me to tell them stories. In an effort to not tell the same stories a dozen times, I figured I’d hold a storytime. You’ll hear about everything from strikes to credit cards to apostrophes to buses and police stations. Hell, maybe if you’re a good audience, I’ll even sing you a song. It’ll last for between an hour and an hour and a half.

Also, even if you graduated/are abroad, I invited you in case I post audio or pictures or something here. Or maybe you want to post on the wall about how much you love and/or hate me. Both of those are cool.

Date: Tonight, February 6
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: WestCo Cafe
Cost: Free as Brendan’s friendship
Facebook event: Fill out the survey and help Brendan decide if she should invite Michael S. Roth ’78!

Comparing and Contrasting South African Apartheid & Israeli Government Policy

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From JJ Mitchell ’15:

Come hear Darryl Li compare and contrast South African Apartheid and Israeli Government Policy.

Darryl Li is an anthropologist and attorney whose research is broadly concerned with the relationship between law, empire, and war in the context of encounters between people from different (non-western) regions and cultures. He has been exploring these themes through research on Arab Muslim travelers and immigrants in non-Arab Muslim societies experiencing armed conflict.

Related to his work on transnational Islamist movements is a concern with understanding evolving forms of the transnational use of violence and coercion by the U.S. national security states. He focuses on various forms of proxy detention and rendition targeting transnational Muslim populations, as well as legal rationales conflating categories of external and internal warfare under a broader logic of global civil war.

Darryl’s research has appeared most recently in Arab Studies Journal and the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. He is on the editorial committee of the Middle East Research & Information Project (MERIP). He will be giving a lecture comparing and contrasting South African Apartheid and Israeli government policy.

There will be time at the end for a few questions.
There will be snacks

Guns and Gun Violence: Crisis, Policy and Politics

Professor Jennifer Tucker cordially invites you to check out this nifty, poignantly piquant panel happening Wednesday night:

On Wednesday evening, Feb. 6 at 7:30 PM, the Allbritton Center of Study of Public Life will host a panel and public discussion, “Guns and Gun Violence: Crisis, Policy and Politics” in the CFA Hall on the Wesleyan campus.   We hope that our Center, here in central CT, could be used to put a spotlight on the rich scholarship on guns and gun violence and the need for public debate informed by research from different domains, including the social sciences, public policy and public health.

The panel will be chaired by Leah Wright, Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies at Wesleyan.  Following the presentations, the audience discussion will be moderated by John Dankosky, WNPR News Director and host of “Where We Live.”

The three panelists for this event include:

Adina Hoffman ’89 @ Russell House

Who has a cooler name, Maxwell Bevilacqua ’12 or the writer he wants you to go hear, Adina Hoffman ’89?

Come to Russell House this Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 to see author, Adina Hoffman.

Adina Hoffman ‘89 writes often of the Middle East, approaching it from unusual angles. She is the author of House of Windows: Portraits from a Jerusalem Neighborhood and the acclaimed biography My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century. She is the co-author, with Peter Cole, of Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza (the American Library Association’s outstanding Jewish Book of 2011). A 2011 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, she is currently a visiting writer in Wesleyan’s English Department.

Date: Wednesday, February 6
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Russell House (350 High Street)
Cost: Free

Film Series: Minority Report

2002. USA. Dir: Steven Spielberg. With Tom Cruise. 145 min.

Were you disappointed by the lack of flying cars, bald clairvoyants, and action-packed neo-noir paranoia in LINCOLN? Try another flavor of Spielberg. Once future-cop Cruise gets fingered by his own psychic police force, he goes on the lam to proclaim emancipation from fate and conspiracy.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

Summer Session Info Session

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From Charming Yu ’13:

Everything you want to know about Summer Session before registering on February 12. Probably.

Contact summer(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or 860-685-2005 for more information.

Date: Wednesday, February 6th
Time: 12:15pm
Place: Usdan 114

Film Screening: Trash Dance

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From Erinn Roos-Brown:

Allison Orr, choreographer and director of Forklift Danceworks, will screen the film TRASH DANCE at Wesleyan on February 6 at 5pm at the Powell Family Cinema at the Center for Film Studies. Filmed by Andrew Garrison, this documentary follows Orr as she joins city sanitation workers in Austin, Texas on their daily routes to listen, learn and ultimately to convince them to collaborate in a unique dance performance that included two dozen trash collectors and their trucks.

WesFRESH Survey

Veggie+TalesBecca Wilton ’15 wants to make sure you don’t pull a “Groundhog Day” with this survey, but would very much like to hear your opinion:

DO NOT TAKE THIS SURVEY MORE THAN ONCE.

This survey is part of WesFRESH’s ongoing food activism work on campus. Its intention is to give us an understanding of what kind of changes students would like to see in their dining experience so that we can tailor our work to you!

Follow this link to our live form.

Last spring, Wesleyan signed the Real Food Campus Commitment, pledging to improve campus dining and spend at least 20 percent of Wesleyan’s dining budget on “Real Food” by 2020. “Real Food” is defined by the Real Food Challenge as food in one or more of the following categories: local/community-based; ecologically sound; fair for workers; humane for animals.

If you would like to get involved, we’d love to have you! Shoot us an e-mail.

Deadline: February 6th
Contact: rwilton(at)wes