Category Archives: Events

Survivor Summit

Lex Spirtes ’17 writes in:

Have you experienced sexual violence at Wesleyan? Share your experiences, feedback, thoughts and ideas about sexual violence prevention, support and response with the Victim Rights Law Center!!

RSVP by 12pm Wednesday to Alysha Warren, awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu!!

Date: Thursday, February 9th
Time: 3:15pm-4:15pm
Place: Woodhead lounge (Exley)
How to participate: RSVP by Wednesday at noon to Alysha Warren (awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)

Jennifer Gonnerman: “The Art of Prison Writing”

167_167Jennifer_GonnermanSomeone from The New Yorker is giving a talk:

Jennifer Gonnerman, staff writer for The New Yorker, will read on campus next Thursday, February 9, at 8 pm in the Russell House. Gonnerman is widely known for breaking the story of Kalief Browder, the young man who spent 3 years on Rikers Island without having been convicted of a crime. She is the author of Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett and will speak at Wesleyan on “The Art of Prison Writing.” Her appearance is sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life and the Writing Certificate.

Date: Thursday, February 9
Time: 8PM
Place: Russell House

Eli Clare, Disability Studies Student Lunch + Lecture

eliclareFrom Professor Margot Weiss:

Please join us next week, Thursday Feb 9th at 4:30pm, to hear writer, activist, and poet Eli Clare read from his just-out-yesterday book Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure (Duke University Press 2017). Combining memoir, history, and cultural analysis, Brilliant Imperfection explores the deeply held belief that body-minds considered broken need to be fixed. Taking neither an anti- nor pro-cure position, Clare weaves together race, disability, sexuality, class, gender, and environmental politics to uncover the value of body-mind difference.

Also, from 11:50-1:10 on Thursday, students are invited to lunch with Eli to talk about his work, writing, and the state of disability politics today. Lunch (Typhoon, vegan) is in CAMS (Center for the Americas) room 1 and 2 — please email me by Tuesday Feb 7th if you are interested in joining us!

Date: Thursday, February 9
Time: 4:30-6PM
Place: Russell House

Apply to Be an IMS Technician!

imsNate Gardner ’17 writes in:

Want a job that pays $10.10 an hour, starts with a full semester of paid training, will teach you all kinds of pressing tech and people skills, AND lets you play with walkie-talkies?

Apply to be an IMS Technician! The position entails ensuring that all classrooms on campus have the most up-to-date, functioning tech, and being able to troubleshoot that tech on the fly. Technicians also set up for and record quite a number of events on campus, from lectures to dance shows. The job typically offers 8-10 hours, starts at $10.10 an hour with opportunities for advancement, and does not require you to be workstudy.

Applications are due Thursday, 2/9! Feel free to email at nwgardner[at]wesleyan[dot]edu if you have queries.

Deadline: Thursday, February 9 by 11:59PM

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