Sonia Max ’17 writes in:
Please join us on on Friday afternoon for a student panel on mental health. The main portion of the event will feature six students speaking about their experiences of living with mental illness. Following the panel we will have period of Q&A and discussion.
There will be light refreshments! This panel is brought to you by Active Minds at Wes.
Date: Friday, April 29 — TODAY
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Allbritton 103
From Kate Gilbert ’18:
Feel like taking a pause from the hectic energy of springtime at Wes?
Want to take a moment for yourself before the semester comes to a close?
Join us for a FREE restorative yoga and meditation workshop this Saturday!
We will be exploring a few different restorative yoga poses taught by WesBAM yoga instructor Zandy followed by a body scan meditation and silent sit led by Mindfulness Intern Kate.
We welcome all bodies and encourage all levels of experience.
Sponsored by WesBAM and Mindfulness @ Wes
Date: Saturday, April 30
Place: Fayerweather 108 (Dance Studio)
From Samantha Hellberg ’16:
Created for survivors of sexual violence, the retreat will address the
unique ways that a traumatic experience can impact self-care and
various pathways to healing. The retreat will focus on developing
self-compassion skills through art, discussion, and a gentle yoga
Register here (http://goo.gl/forms/ADeZmppHEa) by Thursday, 4.28 at
Space is limited. Location will be included in confirmation email.
Contact Alysha B. Warren (awarren@wes), LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence
Resource Coordinator or Samantha Hellberg ’16 (shellberg@wes), We
Speak We Stand Intern with questions.
Date: Saturday, April 30
From Students for Consent and Communication:
Take Back the Night is a global movement to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence. This year, we will march from Olin at 7 (come to poster-making in 200 Church the night before!!) to Foss for some student performances. At 8:30, we will have our first speak out circle on the CFA green, where survivors or friends can share their stories of sexual violence in a safe and non-judgmental space. After the speak out circle, the group will circle back to Andrus for a second speak out circle and a candlelight vigil. There will be a debriefing session in the DFC afterwards.
If you want to share a personal story of sexual violence in the speak out circles but would rather it be anonymous, you can submit it to this link and another person will read it for you at the event.
SFCC will be tabling for the event 4/25-4/28 11-2pm in Usdan if you have any questions/ want to pick-up some dope stickers and buttons.
PERPETRATORS NOT WELCOME
Take Back the Night
Date: Thursday, April 28
Time: 7-10 PM
Olivia Won ’18 writes in:
‘Common Ground’ is a collaborative art exhibition that explores the intersections between environmental and social justice issues. This project aims to foster growth between different communities on campus and to create a space for more inclusive dialogue and collaboration. This installation features art produced by members of the Wesleyan community that speaks to a variety of environmental justice issues facing our world. Through artistic media, we hope to help repair the schism that has developed on campus between the different approaches to the environmental movement and between environmental and social justice activists.
Let’s find common ground together.
Come join us for an evening of collaboration, dance, music, spoken word, and art!
Schedule of performances/art making/workshops TBA!
Date: Wednesday, April 27
Time: 4-8 PM
Place: The Workshop
Josh Nodiff ’19 writes in:
Come join Dr. Heidi Hutner, Associate Dean and Director of Sustainability Studies at Stony Brook University, in a conversation
about ecofeminism, eco-grief, and climate justice! A longtime environmental activist and writer, Dr. Hutner will be addressing the dangerous Algonquin Pipeline and Indian Point power plant, as well as nuclear issues, fracking, and climate justice at large. Dr. Hutner will also facilitate an interactive workshop in which students can discuss and further their own activism at Wesleyan, as well as collaborate to build an intercollegiate coalition for climate justice. The discussion and workshop are open to everybody on campus!
This event, which coincides with the 30-year anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, is sponsored by Fossil Fuel Divest, Veg Out, and the United Student/Labor Action Coalition.
For more info, check out the Facebook event!
Date: Monday, April 26
Time: 4:15 – 6:30 PM
Place: PAC 004
Kate Gilbert ’18 writes in:
In order to raise awareness about environmental issues on Wesleyan’s campus, and to make environmentalism more of a priority of the student body, Matilda Ostow, Lizzy Elliott and I have planned Radical Inhabitation. This action, which consists of a workshop and sleep-out, and culminates in a human banner, strives to connect environmental groups on campus and to expand dialogue about environmental issues. We invite anyone and everyone to participate in this event – join us on Foss on Wednesday April 27th at 7pm.
Re-envision our relationship to green spaces on campus. Climate change is disrupting our world, DISRUPT one night of your life by participating in:
*Workshop* – An evening of environmental exchange and collaboration
*Sleep Out* – Occupying Foss to radicalize the way we inhabit our campus
*Human Banner* – Use our bodies to send a message to the student body
– Come fed
– Bring sleeping bag/pad (or borrow a friend’s)
– Only experience necessary: being a human on planet earth.
Let’s create a collective attitude of environmental awareness and action!
Date: Wednesday, April 27 – Thursday, April 28
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 AM
Place: Foss Hill
The deadline to submit is TODAY so if you are a storyteller, read this message from Lizzie Shackney ’16, Kobi Bordoley ’16, Isabel Alter ’17, and Rachel Day ’16:
tell ur wescams, tell ur friends, tell wescams who are also friends: it’s the final Sloth of the year, and the last chance that you get to tell ur SHITTY STORIES.
The Sloth is like this other thing called the Moth. YOU tell the audience a story, 5 minutes or less, relating to our theme. Audience laughs/cries/shits its pants. It is great, and you, yes you, should try it.
THE THEME: …oh shit.
however you choose to interpret that ;)
SUBMIT to wesloth(at)gmail(at)com BY MONDAY, APRIL 25: a story pitch to us, 200 words or less, and give us an idea of the story you’d like to tell
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27: storytellers announced
THURSDAY, APRIL 28: the show – a fun event for all!
Submission Deadline: TODAY
Show Date: Thursday, April 28
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: the Workshop (behind Hewitt 8)
From Emily Feher ’17:
Sick of the constant objectification of women and mistreatment of female characters on Game of Thrones??? Watch the pilot episode of OUTLANDER with Cardinal Pictures and Film Hall on the night of the GoT premiere! Start your next TV binge!
(Alas, the 48 Hour Phone Film Festival has been cancelled)
Date: Sunday, April 24
Place: Film Hall (Basement of Nics 6)
After playing Spring Fling last year, the rad alumnae of Overcoats return to campus after an impressive year of touring, recording, and general badassery:
Folktronica duo Overcoats (Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell ’15) will share their experiences as female musicians at Wesleyan and beyond. After graduating in 2015, the duo headed to Ireland and the UK to tour their debut EP. Now back in New York, they’ve been playing shows and recording new music. The duo has had a lot of success in the past 10 months, playing festivals alongside Leon Bridges and Ibeyi, performing at NPR’s Mountain Stage, and showcasing at SXSW in Austin in March.
They wish to return to their alma mater to speak about the music they make and their experience of gender dynamics in the industry (especially within electronic music). They aim to facilitate a discussion on the power dynamics of gender within the music scene. They will talk about themes like strength and vulnerability, knowledge as power, technology and skill, and more. The forum discussion will be followed by a performance of their original music.
They will also be performing with Old Soles, Ives, and DJ Kfeelz at Earth House: they go on at 10:30 Saturday night !
Date: Saturday, April 23
Time: Talk – 4 PM // Concert – 10:30 PM
Place: Earth House