1984. Spain. Dir: Pedro Almodóvar. With Carmen Maura. 101 min.
Almodóvar turns his flamboyantly perverse eye to a zany dysfunctional family: a pill-addled cleaning lady tries to maintain her sanity despite a letter-forging husband, a lizard-loving mother-in-law, a drug-dealing son, and another son she sells to a pedophile dentist.
2015. France/Turkey. Dir: Deniz Gamze Ergüven. With Gune? ?ensoy. 97 min.
Five sisters in a Turkish village strive for independence after their conservative caretakers restrict them to their home. As much an escape film as a coming-of-age tale, Ergüven’s Oscar-nominated debut examines with clarity and compassion the effects of patriarchal oppression on spirited young women.
Do you want a lil more poetry in your life? Here’s an event for you!
Jess Rizkallah is a Lebanese-American writer / illustrator / coffee slinger living and often performing poems in Boston, where several people on the facebook event are sad this event is not taking place.
Jess is a recent graduate from Lesley University who publishes chapbooks with lots of other cool humans at Pizza Pi Press & is the founder and editor of Maps for Teeth, a blog and literary magazine about “heritage, culture, community, hometown, neighborhood, environment – anything or place from the outside that has found its way in.”
Jess’ poetry is published in some places on the internet and on paper but she’s most proud of being featured next to her Jido’s rocking chair. Expert Emotional Crier Because Whales. Official Friend To Anyone With A Story They Want To Tell About Grandparents. She make zines and wants to read yours.
there will be POEMS, elephants, and probably FOOD
Date: Thursday, March 31 Time: 6:30-8PM Place: Malcolm X House FB
Alexander Chee is the author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night. He is a contributing editor at The New Republic and editor at large at VQR and has contributed essays and stories to The New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Slate, Guernica, Out, NPR, and other venues. His honors include a Whiting Award and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and he has taught writing at Wesleyan University, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and Columbia University.
Chee has been praised by Junot Díaz as “the fire, and in my opinion, the light.” His most recent novel, The Queen of the Night, traces one woman’s rise from pioneer girl to circus rider to courtesan to world-renowned opera diva in nineteenth-century Paris. Publisher’s Weekly describes it as “lush and sweeping…a moving meditation on the transformative power of fate, art, time, and sheer survival” and Booklist calls it “mesmerizing.”
Free and open to the public.
Reception and book signing to follow the reading.
Date: Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 30 Time: 8-10PM Place: Russell House, 350 High St.
Interested in worker’s rights? Want higher wages for
students, Sun Services staff, construction workers, and others both on and off campus? Wesleyan’s United Student Labor Action Coalition is
definitely the student group for you. Come check out this week’s
meeting and get involved! *Snacks will be served.*
Do you like to Eat Allergy Safe and Yummy?
Want ~ hot tips ~ for dining at Wes?
Want to cook allergen-free meals with us?
Want to learn more?
Come to EASY at Wes’ info session!
EASY at Wes is dedicated to supporting students with any type of
We’re here to help!
Questions? Email us @ EASYatWes[@]gmail[.]com
This event is an opportunity to connect with other members of the first generation community and discuss academic success at Wesleyan. Panelists will discuss the strengths of being first generation, their experience in college and ways they navigated obstacles that arose along the way. Resources on campus will also be shared. Light refreshments will be served.
Date: Thursday, March 31 Time: 4:30-6 PM Place: Allbritton 311
World War II was a global conflict with wide reaching political,
economic, and social impact. Professor Judith Byfield (Associate
Professor at Cornell University) will speak to the central role that
Africans played during World War II and the effect of those
experiences on anti-colonial politics. She will focus specifically on
agricultural production for the war effort in Nigeria, the role of
women in those mobilization efforts, and their political actions
emerging from the war.
Professor Byfield recently co-edited Africa and World War II (2015)
and is also the author of The Bluest Hands: A Social and Economic
History of Women Indigo Dyers in Western Nigeria (2002). She is a
former president of the African Studies Association. She currently
serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Women’s History and
is on the advisory board for the Journal of African History.
Date: Tuesday, March 29 Time: 6:00PM-7:00PM Place: PAC 002