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Call for Submissions: WEconSent: Stories of Survival, Response and Intervention

WEconSent Zine

Alysha Warren writes in with an empowering and inspiring way for students to describe the impact of sexual violence on their lives through their own artwork or written prose.

WEconSent is soliciting stories from survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking and commentary from the community about these issues.  We invite submissions of poetry, art work, photography and personal narratives from students who have been directly and indirectly affected by this issue to discuss how sexual violence has touched their lives.

The zine will be used in a variety of settings to raise dialogue about sexual violence in all its forms; including sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. Your story will have the opportunity to touch the lives of individuals and foster dialogue around these important issues. This project will continue into the fall, but we aim to have a draft for use in Fall 2013 orientation.

More information about how to participate and submission details after the jump.

Deadline: Ongoing, May 30th for inclusion in Fall 2013 issue

Overlay: A Video Restoration of the DAC

Digitial Media II

David Shor ’13 has been blowing up my phone to get this event posted, so y’all should check it out:

Please join us for the Digital Media II Art Exhibition. There will be video, sewing machines, body parts, ink blots and more… Refreshments will be served.

Installations by: Miché Aaron, Dandara Catete, Raphael Diallo, Hanna Edizel, Christian McLaren, David Shor, Khari Slaughter, and William Tyner

Date: Today!
Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Place: Davison Art Center

Film Screening: The Dream is Now

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Christian Hosam ’15 writes in with a great film that you should see tonight:

The Dream is Now is a new 30-minute documentary that’s being made in real time, as this debate is unfolding, by Academy Award-winning director, Davis Guggenheim (Waiting for ‘Superman’An Inconvenient Truth). Dream gives voice to and puts a human face on the undocumented children of immigrants who are desperate to earn their citizenship and give back to the only country they’ve ever called “home.” The film also goes beyond the personal. It places these stories in a larger context and explores the consequences of continuing our current policies and maintaining the status quo – consequences not just for these young people today, but for our country’s future.

Both moving and thought-provoking, The Dream is Now brings this pressing issue to America’s attention, where we can all debate, discuss, and decide for ourselves what is right, what is fair, and what is best for our nation.

Date: Tonight!
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Usdan 110

Fourth Annual Wesleyan Relay for Life

Wesleyan Relay for Life

Seasoned Relay fundraiser and all-around wonderful person Emma Caccamo ’13 writes in to remind y’all of your plans for this Friday in attending Wesleyan’s Relay for Life:

Join us for Wesleyan’s fourth annual Relay for Life: ‘Mardi Gras for More Birthdays,’ this Friday May 3rd from 4pm- 4am in the Usdan Courtyard.  The trademark fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life is an opportunity to come together, celebrate, remember, and fight back against the disease that affects all of us in some way.  Join us for a night of Mardi Gras fun and come check out all the different games and activities—bungee jumping, jousting, and an inflatable obstacle course to name a few.

Performances featuring the Spirits, Anaphylactic Shock, the Breakdance Team, and Prometheus.

And introducing WesRelay’s first annual “Mr. Relay and Melody” Date Auction. Come bid on your favorite seniors to benefit the American Cancer Society. Let the good times roll.

Date: Friday, May 3rd
Time: 4 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Place: Usdan Courtyard

Apply to be Center for Prison Education Fellow

Center for Prison Education

Don’t know what you’re doing after graduation yet? Interested in prison education? Then Maddie Neufeld ’12 wants you to apply to fill her shoes as the Center for Prison Education Fellow next year:

Apply to be next year’s Fellow for the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education. As the Fellow you will coordinate Wesleyan courses in prison, mentor incarcerated students, provide support to faculty and undergraduates teaching and volunteering in the program, recruit professors to teach, and build support for the program amongst various constituents. Application are due Friday, May 10th.

Have questions about the position? Contact current fellow, Maddie Neufeld ’12, at mneufeld[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Deadline: Friday, May 10th
Contact: Maddie Neufeld ’12, mneufeld[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Take Back The Night

Take Back The Night

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know that Take Back the Night is taking place tonight. But, just in case, Alysha Warren has you covered in filling you in on the details. It’s an event that should be a priority for every member of our campus community.

Students for Consent and Communication will be holding the annual Take Back the Night march as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month on Thursday,  April 25th at 7pm.

Take Back the Night brings the community together to speak out and take a stand against sexual violence. The event raises awareness about sexual violence and provides survivors with a safe space to share their stories. Through the march around campus, speak out circles and candlelight vigil we will create a safe and caring space where every survivor has a voice. The speak out circles are confidential and we ask that you do not repeat anything that is heard in these circles. Onomatopoeia and the Wesleyan Spirits will share their talents and refreshments will be provided by various student groups.

Break the silence and support the Wesleyan community!!

Date: Thursday, April 25th
Time: 7pm
Location: Steps of Olin (RAIN LOCATION: Malcolm X House)

Update on Consent Underwear For Sale


Rachel Verner ’15 writes in to help you make it sexy when you’re thinking about sexual consent:

Want to promote sexual consent and look sexy while doing it? Or just need an extra couple days before you have to do laundry? Buy some ASSK underwear! Make sure you always ASSK for that ass so that you keep it consensual, keep it safe, and keep it sexy. Each pair is $10. Buy 3 for $25. Payments can be made to Rachel Verner, Christian Hosam and Katy Thompson. Keep an eye on our Facebook event for details on where and when we’ll be collecting money. Order here. Produced by American Apparel Wholesale. The order form includes the colour options for each style of underwear. The styles offered are listed below.

1. Cotton Spandex Jersey Boy Brief #8315
2. Baby Rib Flat Bottom Panty #4314
3. Baby Rib Thong #4313
4. Baby Rib Brief #4415
5. Baby Rib Boxer Brief #4443


Once the shipment comes in, we will have Iron-On Transfer Stations where you can personalize your underwear with your own favourite phrases of consent. Brought to you by: PHA Kim Berry ’15, SART Intern and Students for Consent and Communication, in cooperation with: Katy Thompson ’15, QRC Intern, and Christian Hosam ’15, Dwight Greene Intern.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 23 at 11:59 p.m.
Contact: rverner(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Drop In Arts Workshop for Survivors

Survivors' Art Workshop

Alysha Warren writes in with a wonderful opportunity for survivors of sexual violence to utilize the arts as a method of healing:

Come create art in the company of other survivors. Paint, draw, collage or do your own thing. Supplies will be available, but feel free to bring your own. Open to ALL survivors of sexual violence. RSVP to Alysha B. Warren, LPC at awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by Thursday, April 25th for location details and so we can ensure we have enough supplies! Space is limited.

Date: Saturday, April 27
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Announced via E-mail
RSVP: By April 25th to Alysha Warren

Senior Night Out SWAG

SWAG #thisiswhy

Daniele Packard ’13 and Grace Zimmerman ’13 write in with a way for members of the Class of 2013 to legally imbibe with their classmates, promote greater access to Wesleyan in support of need blind admissions through scholarship fundraising, and enjoy some good ol’ class camaraderie out in the vibrant Middletown nightlife scene:

As graduation approaches alarmingly fast, it becomes ever more important to cherish your classmates, appreciate Wesleyan for everything it has to offer, and enjoy your dwindling time in Middletown. To this effect, the Senior Gift Committee is hosting our annual Senior Night Out, taking place this Thursday, April 25th! The four restaurants hosting SWAG for the evening are La Boca, Mondo, Iguanas Ranas and The Nest, whom have all generously agreed to offer drink and food specials for all SWAG donors this year.

Not a donor yet?  Don’t worry – there’s still time to make a gift.  Swing by any of our tabling locations this week to make a gift and pick up your wristband, or make a gift online and we’ll put the bracelet in your box. If you’ve already donated, you’ll find your wristband in your mailbox. To receive food and drink discounts you must obtain a SWAG designated wrist band. On behalf of the entire committee, we’d like to remind everyone to treat all of the establishments we visit and people we meet during the night out (and in life) with respect!

More information about drink and food specials, the night’s schedule, and tabling locations where you can pick up a wristband this week before the event!

Date: Thursday, April 25th
Time: 8 p.m. till 1 a.m.
Place: Iguanas Ranas, La Boca, Mondo, The Nest
Suggested Donation: $5

Serve on the Honor Board

Jill Kozloff ’13 writes in to encourage members of the Class of 2015 to apply to serve on the Honor Board.

Serve on the Honor Board! Wesleyan University maintains certain standards of conduct, both academic and non-academic.The Student Judicial Board is a peer-based judicial body which reviews and addresses all alleged violations of the Code of Non-Academic Conduct. The Honor Board does the same for all alleged violations of the Honor Code.

The Honor Board is now accepting applications from the sophomore class for two openings on the Board for the next four semesters starting in September 2013.Things the Board Does: All reports of alleged violations of the standards of academic conduct that constitute the Honor Code are adjudicated by the Honor Board. The Board exists to provide the protection of fair process to students alleged to have violated the Honor Code, to ensure that sanctions are commensurate with violations, and to promote uniformity in the handling of cases.

 The Board is essential in the ongoing conversation on the expectations of the Honor Code and how to best educate and inform incoming students on academic standards at Wesleyan. The Honor Board also serves as a constant reminder of our institutional values. If you are interested in becoming part of this essential component of the Wesleyan academic community, contact Kozloff at jkozloff[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for an application then submit your completed form to Lorna Scott, lscott[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by Friday, April 26 at noon.More info about the Honor Board here. If you have any additional questions about the Honor Board, feel free to contact Kozloff about her experience via e-mail.

Deadline: Friday, April 26th at Noon
Contact: Lorna Scott, lscott[at]wesleyan[dot]edu