Grady McGregor ’16 writes in:
Chinese-English Bilingual improv comic Jesse Appell will be coming to Wes all the way from Beijing to dazzle us with some Chinese-style comedy. If you’re at all interested in China, comedy, or fun things come to the East Asian Studies Center this Thursday night for Jesse’s performance.The event will be free and open to both English and Chinese speakers.
After graduating from college, Jesse went to Beijing, China as a Fullbright Scholar to study with a Xiangsheng (a traditional form of Chinese comedy) master. He has since expanded his repertoire to include writing a comedy column in the South China Morning Post, producing and acting in a number of hit viral music videos, and performing stand-up comedy in English and Chinese.
Jesse’s highlight reel
CBS news feature on Jesse:
This event is sponsored by Alpha Delta Phi and the College of East Asian Studies.
- Date: TODAY, Thursday, Nov. 20
- Time: 8:00pm
- Place: Center for East Asian Studies, 343 Washington Terrace
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Professor J. Kehaulani Kauanui writes in:
Israeli anthropologist Smadar Lavie will be delivering a talk about her new book, Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureaucratic Torture (Berghahn Books, 2014). The project explores the relationship between Mizrahi social protest movements in the State of Israel, violence in Gaza, protest movements in the surrounding Islamic World, and the possibility of further conflicts between Israel and the Palestinians, or Israel and its Arab neighbor states.
Smadar Lavie is a scholar in residence at the Beatrice Bain Research Group, UC Berkeley’s critical feminist research center, and is also a visiting professor at the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century University College Cork. She is the author of The Poetics of Military Occupation, receiving the Honorable Mention of the Victor Turner Award for Ethnographic Writing, and co-editor of Displacement, Diaspora, and Geographies of Identity. She is the winner of the American Studies Association’s 2009 Gloria Anzaldúa Prize and the recipient of the 2013 “Heart at East” Honor Plaque for service on behalf of Mizrahi communities in the State of Israel.
This event is funded by the Department of Anthropology & Wesleyan Students for Justice in Palestine, and is co-sponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies program, along with the New Haven chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace.
This event is free and open to the public, and is wheelchair accessible.
- Date: Tomorrow, Monday, November 17, 2014
- Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
- Place: Judd Hall, Rm. 116
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Around 12:30 today, there was a flashmob in Usdan in support of Rasmea Odeh, the prominent Chicago area immigrants’ rights activist jailed by US authorities late last month. Students involved performed a rendition of traditional Palestinian folk dance and distributed fliers. Some members from Students for Justice in Palestine were among the flash mobbers. The action comes after the involved students tabled in Usdan yesterday, collecting signatures for a petition demanding the charges against Odeh be dropped.
The 67 year old US citizen is accused of falsifying a line on her immigration form over 20 years ago. She fled Palestine after allegedly suffering rape and torture at the hands of the Israeli military in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Her trial will begin in Detroit tomorrow.
See pictures of the action below:
Andrew Olson ’16 writes in:
Interested in the Climate March in New York this weekend? Need buddies to help you with transit and hang out with over the weekend (or beyond)? Come down to connect with fellow students, assess your risk levels, shared political goals, preferred tactics, and arrange transportation.
Date: Wednesday, Sep. 17 and Thursday Sep. 18
Place: University Organizing Center, 190 High St. between Beta and Eclectic
Chalking was so 2013. Bold saboteurs took to the rear wall of South College over the past weekend to tag the words “Need Blind Now!” to the brownstones. The writing, which appeared Sunday morning, represents an escalation in casual chalking graffiti to spray paint, which is virtually non-existent on this campus; it also represents a break in the relative silence on campus around need-blind.
One passer-by reported the smiling face of Michael Roth, who called down from the president’s office window to the group of students discussing the graffiti underneath. He told them the University would “restore need blind as soon at it can.” Don’t hold your breath.
The administration did not have an official response to the graffiti, though it was promptly removed.
Hailey Sowden ’15 writes in:
Come celebrate the dawn of the beautiful month of May at Long Lane Farm! There will be maypole dancing, live music, Morris dancing, free veggie burgers, face painting, a bike co-op work station, flower garlands, farm tours and general merry-making! It’s the perfect way to ring in the spring!
Date: Saturday, May 3rd
Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Long Lane Farm, 281 Long Lane
Price: Free! (bring $ for t-shirts!)
Yael Hororwitz ’17 writes in:
Come Celebrate the International Day of the Worker on MAY DAY = May 1st at the St. Vincent DePaul soup kitchen on Main St. Join the community we will create there for a dinner of rice and beans and a General Assembly.
Date: May Day, May 1st, 2014
Time: 4:30 – 6:20
Place: St. Vincent DePaul, 617 Main St., Middletown
Josh Krugman ’13 writes in:Do you have lots of extra points?
Consider donating them to
MIDDLETOWN FOOD NOT BOMBS!
All day Monday.
Just tell the cashiers in Weshop how many points you want to donate and they’ll do it right along with your purchase!
Our points get erased at the end of the year so this is a good way not to waste them while supporting food justice and activism in Middletown.
The bulk dry goods that FNB buys every year with donated points form the staple of our meals throughout the year!
Also, the Food Not Bombs meal happens every Sunday at 1 p.m. on the sidewalk outside of the Buttonwood Tree, 604 Main St. in Middletown. Good food, good talk, and sometimes drumming!
Date: Today, April 28, 2014
Noelle Hiam ’15 writes in:
Visiting professor and journalist Tracie McMillan is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table. Mixing immersive reporting, undercover investigative techniques and “moving first-person narrative” (Wall Street Journal), McMillan’s book argues for thinking of fresh, healthy food as a public and social good—a stance that inspired The New York Times to call her “a voice the food world needs” and Rush Limbaugh to single her out as an “overeducated” “authorette” and “threat to liberty.” She’ll be speaking on her work, her book, and food as a social justice issue.
Date: Tuesday, April 22
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Place: Downey House
Nadja Shannon-Debek ’17 writes in:
Come to a liberation and co-resistance Passover Seder at Earth House! We will sing songs from many traditions, tell the story of Passover, and eat delicious food. We hope to discuss Palestinian narratives of the Israeli occupation, and sites of resistance to oppression elsewhere…in an open and respectful environment.
Please join us and bring any stories, food, music, art, or thoughts that you are interested in sharing!
Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Place: Earth House