From Kate Gilbert ’18:
Enjoy take a pause in your day and let’s come together for an hour of free yoga and meditation, taught by Sonia Max ’17 and Kate Gilbert ’18. We’d love to end with tea. Please bring a mug if you can!
If you have a mat, please bring it. Also, bring a friend!
Date: Saturday, May 12
Place: Allbritton 311
Facebook Event: Here
Quinn Frenzel ’16 writes in:
Margo Jefferson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and the author of Negroland: A Memoir and On Michael Jackson. She has been a staff writer for The New York Times and Newsweek and has published inThe Believer, Bookforum, New York, The Nation, The Washington Post, Gigantic, Grand Street, and elsewhere. Her essays have been anthologized in Best American Essays, The Inevitable: Contemporary Writers Confront Death, Best African-American Essays, The Jazz Cadence of American Culture, Black Cool, and What My Mother Gave Me. She teaches in the writing program at Columbia’s School of the Arts.
Date: April 12, 2017
Place: Russell House
From Matilda Ostow ’17 and Josh Bloom ’17:
Hello Wesleyan community!! We just completed a two day training with IfNotNow–a movement led by young Jews leading a Jewish resistance and seeking to end American Jewish support for the occupation.
We think the goals of this movement match up with a lot of feelings that young people across our country and on this campus specifically are feeling right now: the desire to fight for freedom and dignity for all! If you’re interested in learning more about this amazing organization that is fighting for the rights of Palestinians, Jews, and oppressed peoples all over the world and the HUGE action that they will be doing protesting outside of the annual AIPAC conference on March 26th, come to this event! It will be an inclusive space for learning, discussing, and understanding how we can develop our desires for resistance into organizing and action.
Email jpbloom[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or mostow[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for any thoughts/inquiries/questions/comments/feelings.
Date: Thursday, March 2
Place: Allbritton 311
From The English Department:
Don’t miss out on this panel conversation with three Wesleyan alums making a career in publishing! Come hear Annabel Pasarow (’16), Danielle Springer (’13), and Caitlin O’Shaughnessy (’08) talk about their experiences within the publishing industry and steps you can take now to get your foot in the door after graduation.
The talk will be followed by an informal dinner to which all students are invited.
Date: Friday, February 25
Place: Downey House Lounge
From Kate Gilbert ’18:
Hey, we, a few former students of Melissa Rosario’s (’05), want to share with the Wesleyan community this workshop that she has created!
Melissa is a healer, educator and activist based in Puerto Rico where she facilitates workshops, study groups and offers individual consultations to changemakers. She is in the process of launching a movement research and wellness center, Center for Embodied Pedagogy and Action. Learn more at http://www.decolonizepr.com or follow her on IG: Profe_Luz.
In the Struggle: Techniques for Cultivating Radical Resistance
“To be an activist is to know exhaustion, pain, fear and overwhelm. Often these feelings lead to burnout, and our friends-allies-comrades drift away from the circles which once sustained them, finding illness and helplessness in place of love and determination. As a changemaker, you have a responsibility to witness, and denounce the order of the day, but you must also care for your psyche, spirit and body. In this workshop, Melissa will offer a range of strategies to help you cultivate radical resilience in your lives as activists. From plant medicine, breath, writing and movement, we will explore ways to transform the fight from the inside out. All bodies are welcome, but the workshop is especially targeted for those committed to building multi-racial coalitions and to fomenting decolonial liberatory praxis in their daily lives.”
Lucha por Vida: Cultivando Resiliencia Radical
“Sabemos que la lucha agota y duele. Para muchos, termina siendo abrumador y se alejan, se enferman o se mueren. Como cambiador, tiene una responsabilidad con su psique, espíritu y cuerpo. Su ser entero debe ser cuidado ahora, no “después de que el trabajo esté hecho”. Queremos mantenerlo en buena forma, haciendo cambios sociales significativos a largo plazo. En este taller, hablamos de estrategias para transformar la lucha desde adentro y del diario vivir. Meli comparte plantas medicinales que ayudan a manejar emociones comunmente experimentado por activistas: la ansiedad, miedo y cansancio. También, como facilitadora, les ofrecerá técnicas de respiración y herramientas para la reflexión y comunicación que les ayudarán a todxs lxs compañerxs buscando balancear el activismo con la salud.”
Place: University Organizing Center (UOC)
From Wesleyan Consulting Group:
[THERE WILL BE PIZZA]
Wesleyan Consulting Group (WCG) is a student group comprised of students interested in learning about business through hands-on consulting work. The principal aim of WCG is to help local businesses devoted to social good achieve their goals. This semester, we are seeking to expand our group and find members of the Wesleyan community who are passionate about the work that we do.
Joining us will be JP Hernandez, the CEO of American Dream Clean (ADC). ADC is a Connecticut-based janitorial business that provides its employees’ children with the resources they need to pursue post-secondary education, with the goal to close the achievement gap in education.
We invite students from all years and backgrounds to join us. Come find out more about what we do!
Date: Thursday, February 16th
Place: PAC 107