Category Archives: Events

Wes Needs CAPS Photo Campaign

14670616_10210863822495791_2403978094994953371_nHave you heard about the #WesNeedsCAPS Campaign? Do you want to know more?:

Tell us about why you need greater accessibility to CAPS by taking part in the #WesNeedsCAPS photo campaign October 31st through November 4th @Usdan, 11am-3pm.

You can also sign the petition here: https://goo.gl/forms/5DyjFJf9bVqliKZc2

Or, fill out the anonymous survey about your experience with mental health at Wesleyan here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdogPCzt8-w9PIsdk3EmZ6QenqApIEVOo9nUL30os1HJ0TZOQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

At Williams and Trinity, students from 2014-15 waited at most two days to get non-emergency mental health counseling.

At Amherst, they waited a day and a half.

At Bowdoin and Connecticut College, they had no wait.

At Wesleyan, they waited three weeks.

For three weeks, students who needed counseling and support marked down the days on their calendars as they missed classes, lost sleep, dropped commitments, and suffered.

Now, a year later, they still have to wait over a week and face a limit on the number of weekly appointments they can make per year.

If Wesleyan hopes that its students will grow into leaders and torchbearers, it, as an institution, should endeavor to do the same and commit to providing students care when they need—that means no wait—for as many times as the need—that means no cap on the number of weekly visits. Namely, the budget committee should approve the CAPS fiscal year 2017 budget request and:

1. Hire two new, full-time psychologists.
2. Raise our half-time therapist up to full-time.
3. Approve the hiring of a full-time Advanced Practicing Nurse Practitioner (APRN).
4. Increase the CAPS operating budget for the first time in six years.

Date: Monday October 31-Friday November 4
Time: 11 AM-3 PM
Place: Usdan

 

Home Demolitions, Susya, and You

susyaAnna Fox ’19 writes in:

Susya is a Palestinian village in the South Hebron Hills of the West Bank that is currently under threat of demolition in order to expand the Israeli settlement next door. Join J Street U to learn how you can take action in your communities and stop the demolition of Susya!

This event will discuss the relationship between Israel, Palestine, and the settlement enterprise and their connection to Susya. This is a great opportunity to gain a nuanced insight on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. All voices, backgrounds, and perspectives are welcome and encouraged.

Date: Sunday, October 30
Time: 1:00-2:00 PM
Place: Albritton 304

Songwriting Workshop with Jess Best

jess-best-workshopExciting opportunity for all you aspiring musicians:

Join Wes Alum Jess Best at Alpha Delt for a Songwriting Workshop this Saturday 4pm-6pm. She will be there with her seven-piece band talking about the songwriting process and sharing the evolution of the songs off her recent EP Kid Again. Be sure to come with any songs you’re working on because there will be time built in to share your work with the group and then workshop your songs with her full band!

Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: 4:00-6:00 PM
Place: Alpha Delt

Artist talk by Nancy Ottmann Albert – “Documents in Black and White”

hillcrest-orchardsNancy Ottmann Albert (MALS ’94) will speak about her photographic exhibition “Documents in Black and White,” currently on display in the Special Collections & Archives exhibit cases. The works are selected from the Nancy Ottmann Albert Collection, which she recently donated to Wesleyan, and span the thirty years she spent documenting New England’s built environment. In 1981, inspired by Walker Evans and the FSA photographers, Albert began to photograph textile mills and industrial sites throughout New England. She returned over the years to record their decline and disappearance, shooting black and white film in a medium format camera. Further exploration led her to seek out other endangered structures and landscapes. These include mental institutions emptied by changing philosophies of treatment and a commissioned study of Long River Village, Middletown’s oldest housing project, prior to its demolition. The exhibition also contains images of roadside and urban vernacular architecture; barns and abandoned homesteads; filling stations; drive-in theaters. All of the work, which includes gelatin silver photographs, was printed by the artist. The exhibition will be open through Friday, December 16, 2016.

The talk and event are free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by Special Collections & Archives, Wesleyan Library, and the Friends of the Wesleyan Library. For more information, email libfriends[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Friday, October 28
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: 
Develin Room, 2nd floor, Olin Library

Ajùa Campos Presents: Convocation 2016

Lauren Salazar ’17 writes in:

Join Ajúa Campos as we jumpstart

Latinx Affirmation Month 2016
“Making Latinidad: Affirming Our Intersectionalities”

Come to our first event, Convocation, which will feature:
– Latinx Affirmation Month Events
– Senior & Freshman Speakers
– A keynote address from Trans Activist –
Jennicet Gutiérrez!

Jennicet Gutiérrez is a transgender activist and organizer from México. She currently resides in Los Angeles. She is best known for shedding light on the plight of transgender women in immigration detention centers through her organization FAMILIA: TQLM (Trans Queer Liberation Movement). She burst onto the national scene when she interrupted President Obama during his White House speech in honor of Pride month, calling attention to the struggles of Trans immigrant women.

Jennicet believes in the importance of uplifting and centering the voices of trans women of color in all racial justice work. Jennicet will continue to organize in order to end the deportation, incarceration and criminalization of immigrants and all people of color.

Presentado por Ajúa Campos!

Date: October 30, 2016
Time: 6 PM – 9 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons

 

The Role(s) of Religion – Election 2016

From Rebecca Jacobsen:

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This is the first of three panels in Allbritton’s Right Now! Series about the 2016 Presidential Election.

This panel, “The Role(s) of Religion,” will feature:

ANTHEA BUTLER, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at UPenn and author of Women in the Church of God in Christ, Making a Sanctified World

JESSICA MARTINEZ, Pew Research Center, co-author of America’s Changing Religious Landscape

SARAH POSNER, Journalist, author of God’s Profits

Moderator: LIZA MCALISTER, Professor of Religion

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 7:00PM
Place: PAC 001

Writing for Children’s Books Info Session

The wonderful Zenzele Price ’18 writes in:

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Do you still remember the first book you loved? Still have it? Still love it? If you have some visual art skills and some serious storytelling impulses, come by the Shapiro Center to learn more about Amy Bloom’s Creating Children’s Books class, taught in spring 2017! Amy and a previous student will answer questions about the class and application process, and snacks will be provided!

Whether you are looking to create a book that will launch your career (or at least get you an interview), create a series that changes the world of children’s books or write a book that you’ll cherish forever, learn more about a chance to craft a book of your very own.

https://www.facebook.com/events/189480924828672/

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 5-5:30PM
Place: Shapiro Center (167 High St)

Friends of the Wesleyan Library Annual Book Sale

friends of library book saleFrom the Friends of the Wesleyan Library:

4000+ academic & popular books. Most priced $1-$5. Special books $10+. Cash and checks accepted. Bring your friends and family! (Remaining books will be sold for the bargain price of $7/box or .50 each on Sunday, October 30.)

We’re looking for 3-4 student volunteers to help set up Saturday from 8-10 a.m. You’d be first in line for the sale! We could also use volunteers throughout the day. Please contact us if you are available.

For more information or to volunteer, email libfriends[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: 10 AM – 4 pM
Place: Lobby, Olin Memorial Library

Wesleyan Political Union Interest Meeting

political-union-debate-cartoonTess Vartanian ’20 writes in:

The Wesleyan Political Union is a new group on campus dedicated solely to political discourse. While Wesleyan is certainly a very politically active campus, we felt that a space for true bipartisan discourse was sorely lacking. We’re here to create a space for students to discuss ideas and philosophies through parliamentary style debate. If you’re interested, come to our interest meeting to learn more about what we do. Whether you are unsure where you stand politically, want to learn more about current events, or just want to hear an opposing opinion, this is the club for you!

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 8:30-9 PM
Place: Fisk 302