Sarice Greenstein ’10 writes in:
Its time to stand up for our rights. Let your Congress leaders know that we want an immediate comprehensive immigration reform.
This May Day (5/1) is also a day for National Immigrant Workers Mobilization. Jesús Cardeño, a custodial worker on campus has asked for support from Wes students in an immigration reform rally this weekend. WesESL will be organizing carpools to the event and we want to encourage others to come along as well.
The march starts at the intersection of Albany Ave and Main Street in Hartford. We will march to Southgreen Park.
Bring white shirts, US flags and all your families and friends. The march is sponsored by the Pro-immigration Reform Coalition of Hartford.
Contact Sarice at egreenstein@wes if you’re interested in coming, and also if you have a car and can bring others.
Date: May 1
Time: 11:00 AM
This week’s episode of Speak Your Piece, Wesleyan’s weekly story-telling podcast, is titled “Following in Footsteps.” The show features an interview with Pulitzer Prize winner John Ashbery, Dylan Marron ’10, Davy Knittle ’10 and Ankur Shah, author of Sometimes We Walk Alone. Enjoy!
Speak Your Piece # 10
To find archived SYP shows, search Speak Your Piece on the itunes store. Piece Out!
Weapons Manufacturing. Dirty Energy. Border Militarization. Environmental Racism. Discriminatory Hiring Practices. Deforestation. Tar Sands Oil Extraction. Natural Gas “Fracking.” Animal Testing. Privatized Military Contracting. Factory Farming.
Did you know that Wesleyan invests in all of these practices?
If you are interested in changing our investments to better reflect your values, come to the first mass meeting of the grassroots, student-led initiative called the Socially Responsible Investing Coalition (SRIC). The SRIC is a brand new, multi-issue coalition that strives to facilitate communication and action between various student groups and individuals who come together in order to assert our student voice in our school’s investments.
If you would like to come chat with the founding organizers of the SRIC, we will be tabling at Usdan from 12-1 all week. Please stop by if you have any questions!
Date: May 4
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge
Blogger’s note: while I’m not involved with SRIC, I wanted to add that I’m really excited by this group’s plans. We can “green” our campus as much as we want, but as long as we are funding dirty practices, those actions are just a facade. Socially responsible investing is a really great intersection for a lot of different causes (anti-war, environmentalism, indigenous rights, other social justice causes), so its something that we can and should unify around as a student body. A few years back, Students for Ending the War in Iraq got the the board of trustees to create the Committee for Investor Responsibility. At the time, this was perceived as a partial victory, but it really got a foot in the door. Now we need to push it open. This is really important!
Allegra Stout ’12 writes in about an accessibility workshop happening tomorrow:
Are you interested in starting more cross-group dialogue and learning about the way ableism plays into a variety of spaces on campus?
Do you want to brainstorm about how to bridge gaps between student groups and work towards making campus activism more dynamic and inclusive?
Then come to our workshop! We will explore the relationship between disability and other categories of identity while working to envision a fully accessible model of social justice organizing. There will be pizza.
Date: April 28
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: Usdan B25
So before you go into the real world, get the useful health care/health insurance information you need to know from Joyce Walter of the Health Center. Also, Dean Melendez will be there to make sure you’re on track for graduation. If you’re not, we might have some problems…
Date: April 27, 2010
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM
Place: Usdan 108
Pizza and refreshments served!
Reslife functions make this blogger feel great.
There seems to be something happening at Buddhist House.
Nobody really knows, but people are enjoying themselves and things like that.
Flearoy (picture) seems to be playing some kind of music.
There seem to be other musical acts preparing as well, such as Butterknife and Funk Friday.
This event seems to have no end in sight. This reporter can only estimate that it will go on at least until 6 or 7. That’s only an estimation based on our knowledge at this time, though.
Tonight at 10 the festival moves inside, with Funk Friday providing the Funk. On a Friday. going into the saturday though. Does not stop at 12.
Also, there are bears so be careful!
$5 Zonker Hariss t shirts and free tie dye outside at 34 Cross on the corner of Cross and Fountain.
Tomorrow 4/24 from 12-5
Come and enjoy the sun and learn the art of tie dye!
You may have seen the installation in Usdan entitled Vain in Progress. The installation is the senior project of Nathalie Brilliant ’10. Nathalie will be performing a piece, “Something,” which goes along with the art. The performance will be this coming Sunday, 4/25, at 12:30 PM. If the installation has caught your attention, go find out more of what this is all about.
Date: April 25
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Place: Usdan, near the box office
Students for a Just and Stable Future’s week long sleep out has been going great! Come join us today!
At 4:30 PM, Professor of Biology and E&ES Barry Chernoff will join us to muse about climate change
At 10:30 PM, Taran’s band is going to play!
And then we’re going to sleep out!
Well, it was a rough weekend but we’ve weathered the storm. The Students for a Just and Stable Future encampment is looking great, and we are looking forward to a week of reaching out to people and talking to them about our mission for 100% clean electricity in the state of Connecticut by 2020.
Today we have three great events:
3:00 pm – Yoga
4:30 pm – Why 350? With Wesleyan E&ES Professor Dana Royer
5:30 pm- Nonviolent Direct Action Training, a workshop led by Paul Blasenheim
11:30- Sleep Out! (Bring a pillow and blanket or sleeping bag.)
Here’s us in the Middletown Press from this Saturday (front page, top headline): http://www.middletownpress.com/articles/2010/04/18/news/doc4bc90da1ab17c119320997.txt
We’re being joined this week by sleep outs and other demonstrations for 100% clean electricity in Fairfield, New Haven, Boston, upstate New York, Providence, Lewiston and Middlebury. Come to our table at Usdan during lunch this week to learn more.