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Wes Students Support Yale Grad Student Union in “The Fast Against Slow”

UNITE HERE 217 and Wesleyan Students at Yale for the start of the occupation/strike

Wesleyan students from United Student/Labor Action Coalition and Wesleyan Democratic Socialists joined Yale graduate school employees from UNITE HERE Local 33 on Tuesday evening to kick off a hunger strike meant to pressure Yale administration into entering contract negotiations with the newly-formed union. Eight graduate school employees from Local 33 have committed to an indefinite hunger strike being called “The Fast Against Slow.”

Read more about the strike after the jump:

THEISISCRAZY 2017 (PART 3): The Longest and Shortest Interviews Ever

“The last three days I’ve been working straight 9-5, and I mean 9 AM to 5 AM!”

Hello crazy thesis-ers and also crazy other people reading this! In this third installment of THESISCRAZY 2017, I bring to you the longest interview I’ve seen in my tenure at Wesleyan, clocking in at just over 20 minutes, and the shortest, at just under four. You can check my unscientific assertion for yourself by reading our archive here and checking out the first two posts of the series here and here.

If you’re interested in being interviewed (preferably for shorter than 20 minutes and longer than 4–eight to ten is usually the sweet spot!), email staff(at)wesleying(dot)org with your name, major, workspace/carrel number, and times you can meet before April 19th.

Hold onto your hats for this whirlwind of a ride after the jump!

Tell Us How Much You Hate Writing Your Thesis for THESISCRAZY 2017!

Don’t post your theses on church doors like this n00b, let Wesleying post about your thesis online instead!

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If you’re a senior who is reading this post because you’re procrastinating working on your thesis, it’s your lucky day: We want to interview YOU about your thesis and deteriorating mental state (and your plans for April 19th, besides chugging a big ass bottle of Andre) for Wesleying’s very hip-hop-happening THESISCRAZY feature.

To see past THESISCRAZY posts, here’s the archive (which is perfect for anyone looking to not do their work today):

Do you want to join the ranks of these esteemed alums? Email staff(at)wesleying(dot)org and include your name, potential times to meet up before April 19th, and where you’re doing your thesis/want to chat (carrel number, name of building/room where you work, home, etc.).

Jewish Resistance at Aipac: Wesleyan Community Action Meeting

Matilda Ostow ’17 and Josh Bloom ’17 write in:

hello Wesleyan community!! we (matilda & josh) 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 people’s 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
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Albritton 311

Polyamorous Social

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Polyamorous? Interested in exploring an open relationship? Want to meet new friends and learn more about ethical non-monogamy?
Please join us for the Polyamorous Social, a social event for folks interested in polyamory and non-monogamy. This is an opportunity to learn more about these relationship styles, get advice and support, and make new friends and connections! Snacks will be provided.

Date: Thursday, March 2
Time: 7-9 PM
Place: Albritton 311

VIDEO: Wesleyan Students Protest #MuslimBan at Bradley International Airport

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On Sunday afternoon, Wesleyan students joined over 1,000 protesters at Bradley International Airport in The Council on American-Islamic Relations – Connecticut‘s protest against President Trump‘s Executive Order banning Muslim immigrants from 7 countries and halting immigration from Syria.

The President signed the order at 4:42 PM on Saturday, January 28th, to the dismay of millions of people worldwide. Just before 9 PM on Saturday, a federal judge ruled to block parts of the Executive Order preventing some of those detained from being immediately deported. However, the ruling failed to free those detained as a result of the ban, leaving many travellers unable to leave the airport or government custody despite having proper green cards and visas.

Wesleyan Students Protest Dakota Access Pipeline in New Haven

Photo Credit: Liberation News

Photo Credit: Kirill Lebedev for Liberation News

On Friday afternoon, a cohort of Wesleyan activists drove down to New Haven’s financial district to protest three major banks’ investments in the Dakota Access Pipeline. Students from Wesleyan Democratic Socialists and Fossil Fuel Divest joined other protestors on the march, which began at Wells Fargo, moved to Bank of America and the Federal Courthouse, and ended at TD Bank. At each stop, organizers and indigenous activists made speeches and led chants demanding a halt to pipeline construction and that the banks divest from the project. Read past the jump for more information about the march and specific calls to action from the protest’s organizers.

Wesleyan Hunger Banquet

screen_shot_2015-10-22_at_11-46-57_amFred Ayres ’17 writes in:

How many times have you heard the phrase, “I’m starving!” before going to eat dinner at Usdan? Is that what hunger really looks like? What about on a global scale?
Are you ready to find out?

Join us for a Hunger Banquet sponsored by the Hunger and Homelessness Program, and the Interfaith Council!

A Hunger Banquet is an interactive simulation of global inequality related to food, hunger, and income. Attendees will share a meal and participate in a discussion facilitated by fellow Wesleyan students.

Tickets or non-perishable items are required for admittance. Tickets will be available for a minimum $2 donation at Usdan during lunch on 10/27, 10/31, 11/1, and 11/2. You can also RSVP on Facebook.

Will you be one of the lucky ones? Or will you leave hungry?

Date: Wednesday, November 2
Time: 5:00-6:30 PM
Place: Albritton 311
Cost: $2+ donation or non-perishable items

Home Demolitions, Susya, and You

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Susya is a Palestinian village in the South Hebron Hills of the West Bank that is currently under threat of demolition in order to expand the Israeli settlement next door. Join J Street U to learn how you can take action in your communities and stop the demolition of Susya!

This event will discuss the relationship between Israel, Palestine, and the settlement enterprise and their connection to Susya. This is a great opportunity to gain a nuanced insight on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. All voices, backgrounds, and perspectives are welcome and encouraged.

Date: Sunday, October 30
Time: 1:00-2:00 PM
Place: Albritton 304