Category Archives: Events

Rikers Film Screening

rikersA cool film screening happening tomorrow:

From executive producer Bill Moyers and a team of producers that includes Marc Levin ’73, Rikers offers searing testimonials about the deep-seated culture of systemic violence and corruption that has plagued the notorious NYC jail for decades. Rikers serves as an indictment of mass incarceration.

Producer Marc Levin ’73 and Cadeem Gibbs, a community activist who is featured in the film, will host a Q&A after the screening.

Sponsored by the Center for Prison Education and the College of Film and the Moving Image with funding from the Mellon Foundation

Date: Tueday, February 7
Time: 7PM
Place: Center for Film Studies

Reading by Novelist Emily Raboteau

rhQuinn Frenzel GRAD writes in:

On Tuesday, February 7, 8:00 pm, at Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT, the Wesleyan University Writing Programs will host a reading by Joan Jakobson visiting writer Emily Raboteau. Emily Raboteau is the author of a novel, The Professor’s Daughter (Henry Holt), and a work of creative nonfiction, Searching for Zion (Grove/Atlantic), named a best book of 2013 by The Huffington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle, a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, grand prize winner of the New York Book Festival, and winner of a 2014 American Book Award. Her fiction and essays have been widely published and anthologized in Best American Short Stories, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Tin House, Buzzfeed, Literary Hub, The Guardian, Guernica, VQR, The Believer, Salon, and elsewhere.

Date: Tuesday, February 7
Time: 8-10PM
Place: Russell House

Winter Blood Drive

bloodThere is a blood drive happening tomorrow!

This semester’s blood drive will take place this upcoming Tuesday and Wednesday. If you are interested in donating, please visit the Red Cross Website, or send an email to lconte[at]wesleyan[dot]edu to set up an appointment.

Fun Facts about blood donation:
– Someone needs blood every two seconds.
– One pint of blood (one donation) can save up to three lives.
– About 1 in 7 people entering a hospital need blood.
– More than 4.5 million patients need blood transfusions each year in the U.S. and Canada.
– If only one more percent of all Americans would give blood, blood shortages would disappear for the foreseeable future.

Date: Tuesday, February 7 and Wednesday, February 8
Time: 11:45AM-5:45PM (Both days)
Place: Beckham Hall

Exhibition: Clarissa Tossin, “Stereoscopic Vision”

Clarissa Tossin, When two places look alike, 2012–2013, photograph series, 40 x 27 inches

Clarissa Tossin, When two places look alike, 2012–2013, photograph series, 40 x 27 inches

From the CFA:

We see in stereo: each eye registers something different, and the information contained in each is then stitched together in our brains, resulting in a three-dimensional visualization—something more complex, and greater in meaning, than when read as two separate images.

“Stereoscopic Vision,” the Brazilian-born, Los Angeles-based artist Clarissa Tossin‘s first solo exhibition in the Northeast, features key objects in photography, sculpture, and video from several bodies of work to highlight the dualities between natural and manufactured; two and three-dimensions; co-dependent economies; intention and actuality; and the United States and Brazil.

Support for this exhibition provided by Wesleyan University’s College of the Environment and the Department of Art and Art History.

The opening reception for this exhibition is on Tuesday, January 31 at 4:30 PM in the Zilkha Gallery.

Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, January 31 through Sunday, March 5
Times Open: Tuesday-Sunday, 12-5 PM
Place: Zilkha Gallery
cfa link