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Modern Food Ethics from a Jewish Perspective

Adam & Eve

From Miriam Kudler-Flam ’15:

Ever wonder what ancient Jewish wisdom has to say about eating meat vs. being vegetarian, compassionate treatment of animals, organic farming or conscious eating in general? Come and learn with us as we explore various Jewish teachings related to the modern ethical and sustainable food movement. Akiva Gersh, teacher and co-founder of Tiyul B’Aretz, will be leading the discussion.

Akiva will also be speaking about his amazing study abroad opportunity, an on-the-road college program in Israel with a strong focus on environmental ethics, spirituality and modern Israel. He will be happy to answer any questions you might have about this really special program!

Definitely come!

Definitely tell you’re eco-inclined friends!


When: February 8th (this Friday !) from 12 -2 pm
Place: Usdan 108
Cost: Bring your lunch!
Link: Learn more about Tiyul B’Aretz here .

The Hip Hop Show Feat. Flatbush Zombies & kechPhrase

Ujamaa Presents...

From McKenzii Webster ’13:

Joey Bada$$ killed it last semester, and NOW Flatbush Zombies are going to kill it on FEBRUARY 8th!!!

If you haven’t heard of the Flatbush Zombies, then you must be DEAD!!! These BEAST COAST affiliates, are on the rise, and they are about to take over Wesleyan for one night!

It doesn’t stop there either!! kechPhrase will be opening!! This Veehead signee (Kool AD’s label) is making waves in the game with his production and verses, but the crazy part is he’s ONLY a Senior at UPenn!

This will be a concert like no other!!!

Date: Friday, February 8
Time: 10 p.m.
Place: Psi U
Facebook: Right Here

Call for Proposals: 5th Annual Social Justice Leadership Conference


From the Student Activities and Leadership Development Office (SALD):

Be a part of the 5th Annual Social Justice Leadership Conference! We want your session proposals! This year’s conference theme is Building Bridges: Connecting Community Across Difference and will be held on Saturday, February 23rd. We encourage you to submit a session proposal and to be part of this amazing day! Session proposals are being accepted until Monday, February 4, 2013 at 4pm. Click the link to submit a proposal.

The mission of the Social Justice Leadership Conference (SJLC) is a collaborative effort which provides a space for students, student groups, community members, alumni, faculty, and staff to discuss social justice and to learn and refine leadership skills. SJLC seeks to empower its participants to create change by applying the skills and knowledge acquired during the conference.

A key part of the SJLC are the breakout sessions, where students, student groups, alumni, community members, faculty and staff facilitate sessions in their area of interest, expertise, or passion. Sessions focus on leadership skills that may be applied to any social movement and on the many manifestations of injustice and how participants can be involved in creating change. To view past conference sessions click on the link. SJLC provides participants with resources and opportunities for engagement on campus, in Middletown, in Connecticut and across the globe.

Deadline: February 4, 2013
Contact: SALD

Interreligious Ecological Justice Network (IREJN): Dinner and Discussion

From The Muslim Students Association ‘610 AD :

What do religion and ecological justice have in common? According to Teresa Eickel, Executive Director of the Interreligious Ecological Justice Network, the two go hand in hand. IREJN is a faith-based environmental organization that works to inspire and empower religious communities to be faithful stewards of the earth.

Come join us for a discussion on a popular topic at Wes, this time analyzed through a less common perspective. Food will be served.

Date: Thursday, November 29
Time: 7:30  -8:30
Where: Usdan MultiPurpose
Dinner (?) : Yes. ($0.00)

A Discussion on Non-Interventionism and America’s Foreign Policy

Charlie Smith ’15 wants you to talk about important things.

Sick of America being the P-Safe of the world?

Come discuss non-interventionism and American foreign policy from nation building to foreign aid with Wes Students for a Free Society.

Date: Tuesday, November 27th
Time: 8 – 9:20 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 113 (Klingher Classroom)
Cost: Less than the war in Afghanistan

Hewitt Students Fix Water Fountain… With Gardening Hose

For those who live on the third floor of Hewitt 8, a water fountain is not something to be taken for granted. For over a year, the residents’ water fountain has been out of commission, with no plan in sight as to when it will be fixed. Despite numerous attempts and a phone campaign led by Sivan Battat ’15 earlier this year, no progress has been made.

Enter Hewitt 8 Plumbing Co. ’15, an unofficial duo who wishes to remain anonymous.

“We had a Swiss army knife and a hammer, and figured the issue was worth a little bit of exploration, states one of the sophomores. “So we unscrewed a few things, took in some asbestos, and figured out if you turn a few nozzles and poke at the right angles, you can stabilize the [water] motor which is definitely important I imagine.”

The real problem, however, was a matter of connecting the filter, the motor, and a funny little thing called the ‘shutoff’ to a non-existent metal fountain (officially known as a bubbler).

Investing: The Muslim Model

Want free hot chocolate tomorrow at 4?

High yields. No Compromises.

Come join the Muslim Students Association (WesMSA) and The Committee for Investor Responsibility for a presentation on Islam-based strategies Muslim and Non-Muslim investors have utilized in the past decade to generate sizable returns without the compromise of conscience. The presentation will be given by Mansoor Alam ’15, who currently serves as an Organizational Consultant to UNESCO.

The event is additionally being cosponsored by The Interfaith Justice League and The Catholic Students Association.


Date: Thursday November 1st
Time: 4pm
Place: PAC 001
Facebook: here