Category Archives: Campus Life

Let’s Be Still: Restorative Yoga and Meditation Workshop

5639a82bfee6ae6c5adf056af08b3d65From Kate Gilbert ’18:

Feel like taking a pause from the hectic energy of springtime at Wes?
Want to take a moment for yourself before the semester comes to a close?

Join us for a FREE restorative yoga and meditation workshop this Saturday!

We will be exploring a few different restorative yoga poses taught by WesBAM yoga instructor Zandy followed by a body scan meditation and silent sit led by Mindfulness Intern Kate.

We welcome all bodies and encourage all levels of experience.

Sponsored by WesBAM and Mindfulness @ Wes

Date: Saturday, April 30
Time: 1PM-2:15PM
Place: Fayerweather 108 (Dance Studio)

Take Back the Night

sfccFrom Students for Consent and Communication:

Take Back the Night is a global movement to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence. This year, we will march from Olin at 7 (come to poster-making in 200 Church the night before!!) to Foss for some student performances. At 8:30, we will have our first speak out circle on the CFA green, where survivors or friends can share their stories of sexual violence in a safe and non-judgmental space. After the speak out circle, the group will circle back to Andrus for a second speak out circle and a candlelight vigil. There will be a debriefing session in the DFC afterwards.

If you want to share a personal story of sexual violence in the speak out circles but would rather it be anonymous, you can submit it to this link and another person will read it for you at the event.

SFCC will be tabling for the event 4/25-4/28 11-2pm in Usdan if you have any questions/ want to pick-up some dope stickers and buttons.

PERPETRATORS NOT WELCOME

Facebook links:
Take Back the Night
Poster Making

Date: Thursday, April 28
Time: 7-10 PM
Place: Olin

Common Ground: Exploring the Intersections of Environmentalism and Social Justice

common groundOlivia Won ’18 writes in:

‘Common Ground’ is a collaborative art exhibition that explores the intersections between environmental and social justice issues. This project aims to foster growth between different communities on campus and to create a space for more inclusive dialogue and collaboration. This installation features art produced by members of the Wesleyan community that speaks to a variety of environmental justice issues facing our world. Through artistic media, we hope to help repair the schism that has developed on campus between the different approaches to the environmental movement and between environmental and social justice activists.

Let’s find common ground together.

Come join us for an evening of collaboration, dance, music, spoken word, and art!

Schedule of performances/art making/workshops TBA!

FB event

Date: Wednesday, April 27
Time: 4-8 PM
Place: The Workshop

Ecofeminism, Eco-Grief, and Climate Justice: A Conversation With Heidi Hutner

ecoJosh Nodiff ’19 writes in:

Come join Dr. Heidi Hutner, Associate Dean and Director of Sustainability Studies at Stony Brook University, in a conversation
about ecofeminism, eco-grief, and climate justice! A longtime environmental activist and writer, Dr. Hutner will be addressing the dangerous Algonquin Pipeline and Indian Point power plant, as well as nuclear issues, fracking, and climate justice at large. Dr. Hutner will also facilitate an interactive workshop in which students can discuss and further their own activism at Wesleyan, as well as collaborate to build an intercollegiate coalition for climate justice. The discussion and workshop are open to everybody on campus!

This event, which coincides with the 30-year anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, is sponsored by Fossil Fuel Divest, Veg Out, and the United Student/Labor Action Coalition.

For more info, check out the Facebook event!

Date: Monday, April 26
Time: 4:15 – 6:30 PM
Place: PAC 004

Radical Inhabitation

radicalKate Gilbert ’18 writes in:

In order to raise awareness about environmental issues on Wesleyan’s campus, and to make environmentalism more of a priority of the student body, Matilda Ostow, Lizzy Elliott and I have planned Radical Inhabitation. This action, which consists of a workshop and sleep-out, and culminates in a human banner, strives to connect environmental groups on campus and to expand dialogue about environmental issues. We invite anyone and everyone to participate in this event – join us on Foss on Wednesday April 27th at 7pm.

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Re-envision our relationship to green spaces on campus. Climate change is disrupting our world, DISRUPT one night of your life by participating in:

*Workshop* – An evening of environmental exchange and collaboration
*Sleep Out* – Occupying Foss to radicalize the way we inhabit our campus
*Human Banner* – Use our bodies to send a message to the student body

Info:
- Come fed
- Bring sleeping bag/pad (or borrow a friend’s)
- Only experience necessary: being a human on planet earth.

Let’s create a collective attitude of environmental awareness and action!

Date: Wednesday, April 27 – Thursday, April 28
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 AM
Place: Foss Hill

Submit to / See the Sloth: OH SHIT

sloth poop emojiThe deadline to submit is TODAY so if you are a storyteller, read this message from Lizzie Shackney ’16, Kobi Bordoley ’16, Isabel Alter ’17, and Rachel Day ’16:

tell ur wescams, tell ur friends, tell wescams who are also friends: it’s the final Sloth of the year, and the last chance that you get to tell ur SHITTY STORIES.

The Sloth is like this other thing called the Moth. YOU tell the audience a story, 5 minutes or less, relating to our theme. Audience laughs/cries/shits its pants. It is great, and you, yes you, should try it.

THE THEME: …oh shit.
however you choose to interpret that ;)

SUBMIT to wesloth(at)gmail(at)com BY MONDAY, APRIL 25: a story pitch to us, 200 words or less, and give us an idea of the story you’d like to tell

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27: storytellers announced
THURSDAY, APRIL 28: the show – a fun event for all!

Submission Deadline: TODAY

Show Date: Thursday, April 28
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: the Workshop (behind Hewitt 8)
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Espwesso is Hiring!

squirrel with coffeeFrom the folks at Espwesso:

WE’RE HIRING AGAIN !!! crazy how quickly this happens. See the application questions below, and email your answers as well as a resume to rmanayan(at)wesleyan(dot)edu by this Sunday, May 1st. Work-study only, underclassmen preferred!!!

Questions:

1. Are you work-study?
2. What is your relative availability Sunday - Thursday nights (9pm - 1am), and how many hours do you anticipate wanting to work per week?
3. Why do you want to work at the cafe?
4. What other activities and organizations do you take part in during the school year?
5. Tell us about something interesting or weird you’ve heard/read about this past week.
6. Use an experience to illustrate your ability to work in customer service or group environment. What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?
7. You’re working at Espwesso and we are ALL OUT OF non-dairy milk. Sasha and Malia Obama walk in and ask for almond milk lattes. WHAT DO YOU DO?

Application Deadline: Sunday, May 1

Outlander Pilot Screening! Presented by Film Hall and Cardinal Pictures

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From Emily Feher ’17:

Sick of the constant objectification of women and mistreatment of female characters on Game of Thrones??? Watch the pilot episode of OUTLANDER with Cardinal Pictures and Film Hall on the night of the GoT premiere! Start your next TV binge!
(Alas, the 48 Hour Phone Film Festival has been cancelled)

Date: Sunday, April 24
Time: 7:30PM-9:30PM
Place: Film Hall (Basement of Nics 6)

Theory Certificate: Indian Given

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From Professor Matthew Garrett:

The Certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory presents Josie Saldaña, who will speak on her brand-new book, Indian Given: Racial Geographies across Mexico and the United States.

Date: Friday, April 22
Time: 1-2:30PM
Place: 41 Wyllys 112

Careers for the Common Good

EngagebannerFrom ENGAGE:

A Careers for the Common Good panel: Fundraising, Communications, and Leadership for Nonprofits

Co-sponsored by the Wesleyan Alumni Network

Panelists: Gerald Richards ’90 (CEO, 826 National) and Syed Ali ’13 (Communications Coordinator, FoodCorps) and Sharon Greenberger ’88 (President and CEO, YMCA of Greater New York)

Location: Allbritton 311

Wesleyan prides itself in educating practical idealists who work for social change. The goal is not just to do well but to do good and to build careers around the causes they care about. During this panel, three alumni will talk about their lives after Wesleyan and reflect on the non-profit sector overall.

Dinner will be served for those who register.

GERALD RICHARDS is the Chief Executive Officer of 826 National, a network of seven urban writing and tutoring centers based on the belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With more than twenty years of management and development experience at national nonprofit organizations, Gerald is a thought leader on topics of youth and education access. His nonprofit career includes positions with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE); UNCF; University of California, San Francisco; the J. David Gladstone Institutes; Chicago Panel on Social Policy; and The Cradle Foundation. He is a graduate of the Executive Education programs of Harvard Business School and Babson College; member of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and Ed Steps Curiosity and Creativity workgroup; an inaugural fellow in the California Leaders of Color Fellowship Program; and a graduate of Leadership San Francisco. He currently serves on the boards of Newbury College, the International Development Exchange (IDEX), and My Path SF, and previously served on the boards of the Woodland School, Juma Ventures and KIPP SF Bay Academy. Gerald has a BA in Film Studies from Wesleyan and an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Sharon Greenberger is the 10th President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater New York, a leading New York City non-profit organization serving over 500,000 children, adults and seniors annually through programs and services focused on nurturing potential, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. With 20 years of experience in urban planning, development and education, Sharon has dedicated her career to executing initiatives that seek to improve lives and strengthen communities. Prior to joining the YMCA in July 2015, Sharon served as the Senior Vice President, Facilities and Real Estate at New York-Presbyterian Hospital where she oversaw $2 billion of active projects geared towards expanding and improving facilities to better serve the needs of patients and their families. Sharon received her bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and holds a master’s degree in City Planning, with a focus in Housing and Community Development and Environmental Design, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Prospect Park YMCA and lives in Brooklyn with her husband Jonathan, with whom she has two daughters, Madelyn and Josie.

Syed is Commuications Coordinator at FoodCorps, a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders who connect kids to real food and help them grow up healthy. He helps amplify the organization’s influence through digital tools, reaching larger and more diverse audiences. Syed got hooked on spreading healthy, affordable, sustainable food while supporting the NYC Department of Health’s Green Carts initiative, which does just that in disadvantaged city communities. At Wesleyan, Syed led the student government committees on information technology and community outreach, wrote for student life blog Wesleying, and was a member of campus sustainability group Wesleyan Eco-Tools. Syed graduated from Wesleyan in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and English.

More information can be found here.

Date: Thursday, April 28
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Allbritton 311
Register Here