In the film, Emmy award director, Tor Ben Mayor follows a group of 27
Palestinians and Israelis who meet under the frame of a unique project
called “History through the Human Eye” led by Parents Circle-Families
Forum – bereaved Palestinian and Israelis for Peace and
The project’s goal is to acknowledge the narrative of the other.
Together they create the conflict mosaic. Among them include Bereaved
families, Orthodox Jews and religious Muslims, settlers, ex soldiers
in the Israeli army, ex security prisoners, citizens of the Gaza
strip, kibbutz members, second generation holocaust survivors, non
violent activists and more. Each and every one holds his own
historical truth, and carries with him his own emotional baggage.
The movie will be followed by a panel discussion with one
representative from each sponsoring group.
Co-sponsored by: Students for Justice in Palestine, J Street U, and
Wesleyan United with Israel
Come enjoy the beautiful sunshine that we will (hopefully) receive on
Saturday afternoon and join the Wesleyan Jewish Community, AEPi, and
the Bayit at a barbecue in the Bayit backyard. There will be Hebrew
National hotdogs, delicious hamburgers and food for the meat-free, the
gluten-free, and the taste-free among us! Everyone is welcome to this
free event! Invite your friends!
Run for a cause! Help improve health conditions in the slums of
Bangladesh in the 3rd annual 5K for Brighter Dawns! The race will be
around campus, starting at the Usdan Courtyard. Take the race at any
pace; the important thing is getting out there and supporting the
T-shirts, tote bags, and small gifts made by the Bangladeshi residents
of Khalishpur can be purchased at the event, and refreshments will be
provided. Awards will be given out for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
When: Saturday, April 27th, 10am – noon Where: Starting at Usdan Courtyard Cost: $10 Facebook event
From Nandita Vijayaraghavan ’13 and Lauren Javaly ’15:
Missed it last time? The picture above should fill you in. Holi is the
Festival of Color in India and we’re celebrating it right here at Wes
again this year! If you’ve ever dreamed of showering your friends,
frenemies and/or strangers with colorful powder, Saturday is your day.
Bags of powder are $1 each, and proceeds go to MINDS. There also will
be dancing and water balloons, free of charge. Be sure to get there at
3 to get powder in time for the countdown at 3:30!
When: Saturday (April 27th) 3 – 5pm Where: Foss Hill Cost: $1 per bag of powder Facebook event
For anyone of the sad souls who were unfortunate enough to have missed this spring’s Wesleyan Thinks Big event or thought that the liveblog (or lack there of – sorry, the chapel wifi was and still is super spotty) and the awesome Argus article was just not enough, here’s your chance to relive the WTB experience!
Wesleyan Thinks Big is basically a magical extravaganza of Ted Talks meets your favorite professors meets all the kittens, sloths, and babies in the world. The event happens every semester, so make sure you go next fall. Professor Gil Skillman(who spoke during the event last fall) returned to emcee this spring.
BuHo and WesFRESH invite you to a combined Mindful Meal and VegOut
this Friday evening! We’ll be cooking up a gigantic delicious
vegetarian, community meal cooked from locally sourced ingredients.
The mindful meal is an opportunity to thoughtfully reflect on the
processes that bring good food to our plates and beyond, considering
our meal as a part of much larger food system. We will take the time
to appreciate this holistic approach to thinking about food from farm
to fork to waste, all facets of the food movement represented on
campus. It’s a celebration of good food and good people!
For this VegOut we’ll be selling tickets in Usdan this week for $4 -
we’re hoping to make enough money to keep VegOut self-sustainable, so
contributions are appreciated. Please bring your own utensils and
This meal is co-sponsored by Buddhist House, Farm House, Out House,
Earth House, WesFRESH, and SALD
When: Friday, April 26th, 6:30 – 8pm Where: Buddhist House Cost: $4