An exciting event hosted by the Wesleyan Center for Prison education:
Is it possible to become a better mother while serving time in a maximum security prison?
Mothers of Bedford, a feature length documentary, follows five women incarcerated in the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility and looks at their lives through the lens of motherhood. The film explores the effects of a long-term prison sentence on the mother-child relationship. Mothers of Bedford examines the struggles and joys these five women face as prisoners and mothers. It shows the normal frustrations of parenting as well as the surreal experiences of a child’s first birthday party inside prison, the cell that child lives in with her mother, and the biggest celebration of the year, Mother’s Day in prison!
Graphic novelist Julia Werts will be hosting a Q&A at the Shapiro Center tomorrow! More from Izzy Rode ’14:
A comic book writer and artist, Julia Wertz is perhaps best known for
her Fart Party comic strips. She has published two graphic novels: The
Infinite Wait and Other Stories and Drinking at the Movies. Wertz has
been nominated for the Kim Yale Award for Best New Talent at the Lulu
Awards and the Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication. Wertz will be
joining us at the Shapiro Center for an informal Q+A. Soda and pizza
will be served!
Sponsored by the Shapiro Center for Creative Writing and Amy Bloom,
Kim-Frank Writer in Residence.
Date: April 25 Time: 5:00 PM Place: Shapiro Center for Creative Writing, 167 High Cost: 0000
Last here in 2011, award-winning filmmaker and writer Etgar Keret is back— this time to speak about his 2008 film, Jellyfish. Emily Brown ’12, coordinator for special events and intern for the Center for Film Studies, gives us the details:
This film, directed by the husband-and-wife team of Etgar Keret and
Shira Geffen, tells the story of three women in Israel whose lives
intersect in increasingly profound ways. The film, which won the
Camera d’Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, will be followed by a
Q&A with Keret.
This event is co-sponsored by the Jewish and Israeli Studies
department and the Film Studies department.
Date: Tuesday, April 23rd Time: 8:00-10:00 PM Place: Center for Film Studies Cost: Free
Civic Engagement Fellow Dana Pellegrino ’12wants you to joinThe Patricelli Center andJoy Anderson ’89 at this upcoming social entrepreneurship bootcamp:
Join us for the next installment of the Patricelli Center’s Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, “Structure Lab.” Joy Anderson ’89, President of Criterion Institute and instructor of Wesleyan’s “Money and Social Change” course, is a prominent national leader at the intersection of business and social change. She will bring her patented program — Structure Lab — to campus in this hands-on, learning-intensive session for anyone with an idea for a new enterprise, who wants to build business skills, or is just curious about the ways organizations function. Coffee and dessert will be served, by the way. Register here.