Category Archives: Events

Film Diversity Town Hall Meeting

From Film Majors, Minors and Prospective Film Studies Students:

Please join us this Thursday, April 27th at 5:30pm in Judd Hall Room 116 to discuss diversity within the Film Department. This will be a public meeting open to the entire student body and faculty. In this meeting we hope to reiterate our suggestions for diversity and announce our plans for moving forward. We then hope to open the meeting up to discussion from attendees. Our main goal of this meeting is to gain a clearer understanding of the department’s initiatives to achieve diversity and for us to be able to publicly and candidly clarify our own hopes for the future of diversity within the film department. We hope for this discussion to be a meeting with multiple points of view, so please encourage your friends and faculty members to participate. This open discussion will lead to mutual understanding and change for the better.

See you there!

Link to Facebook event

Date: Thursday, April 27
Time: 5:30-7PM
Place: Judd Hall Room 116

Second Stage Presents: When We Can’t Tell What’s Human

From Second Stage:

Thursday, April 27th from 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Friday, April 28th from 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Saturday, April 29th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Malcolm X House Basement

When We Can’t Tell What’s Human is a play that explores whether or not a “healthy relationship with food” is even possible. On a hot summer day in New York City, a food blogger meets a cab driver who’s intimately familiar with limited food access and the food industry’s exploitation of migrant workers. The blogger, whose marriage is falling apart, encounters the man’s own experience of abandonment and loss when she steps into his cab. A three-course meal will served during the show: each course setting the scene for the next act.

After the play, join us for a discussion about food and social justice issues with our guest panelists, including Professor Hatch, Professor Neyra Kim Thibodeau, and the Soulfull Project.

Link to the Facebook event.

Date: Thursday, April 27; Friday April 28; Saturday, April 29
Time: 7-8:30PM (Thursday and Friday); 6-7:30PM (Saturday)
Place: Malcolm X House Basement

Sustainability at Work: A Conversation with Professor Jonathan Mellor

Michael Ortiz ’17 writes in:

In collaboration with the Green Fund, the Sustainability Office is excited to invite Professor Jonathan Mellor to speak at Wesleyan! Professor Mellor teaches at UConn and has done reserch with the Yale Climate & Energy Institute. He’ll be giving a talk on his work using engineering and quantitative reasoning principles to help design & implement low-cost solutions for water access issues in Africa!

There will be food!

Date: Wednesday, April 26
Time: 7-8:30PM
Place: Exley 121

Supporting Survivor’s Workshop

From Wesleyan Students for Consent and Communication:

Join Students for Consent and Communication for a workshop that will discuss how to combat rape culture and better support survivors.

PERPETRATORS NOT WELCOME

Date: Tuesday, April 25
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Place: Boger 112

 

Take Back The Night 2017

From Wesleyan Students for Consent and Communication:

No one should fear the night.. or the day.
Shatter the Silence. Stop the Violence.

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 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. There will be a debriefing session in the DFC afterwards.

Join us for poster making at Community Engagement House Wednesday, April 26 at 4:30pm!

PERPETRATORS NOT WELCOME

Date: Thursday, April 27
Time: 7-10:30PM
Place: Meet at Olin at 7PM

Founder of Latina Rebels on Attending White Serving Institutions: Brown Girl Edition

Awesome talk tomorrow organized by Ajúa Campos:

Ajúa Campos presents a keynote with Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez, a Nicaraguan writer, blogger, and founder of Latina Rebels.
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Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez is a grassroots foreign citizen, maneuvering and resisting assimilation and respectability politics through what she calls her a chonga Mujerista ethics. She is from Managua, Nicaragua currently living in Nashville, TN. In 2015 graduated with her Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt University’s Divinity School. She is the founder of Latina Rebels, an online platform that boasts over 100k followers. Currently she is a writer at Philadelphia Printworks, TeleSur, SupaDaily Latina, Chica Magazine, Mitú, BeVisible Latinx, Vivala, and a slew of other publications. Her interests are within biopolitics as it relates to Latina embodiment, specifically concerning models of conquerable flesh around narratives of naturalization for women of color. Thus her work is around reclaiming and upholding embodied resistance, particularly within chonga and chola subcultures. Que viva la mujer!

Date: Tuesday, April 25
Time: 7-9PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! at Wesleyan University

Hosted by WESU:

WESU presents…

Democracy Now! : Covering the Movements Changing America
A Talk by Journalist Amy Goodman

This event is open to the public and will be “pay what you can” — we would appreciate any monetary donations that will go to our SPRING PLEDGE DRIVE!

More on the Facebook event.

Date: TODAY
Time: 12-1PM
Place: Beckham Hall

Film Series: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

2004. USA. Dir: Michel Gondry. With Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet. 108 min.


Upon learning that his former girlfriend has undergone a memory erasure procedure to forget their relationship, a soft-spoken man decides to do the same. Dazzling, dreamlike imagery and sci-fi wonder show the memories of a couple in reverse, as Gondry stretches an already poignant Charlie Kaufman script to its emotional breaking point.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Announcing the 2017 GLASS Prize in queer/trans* studies!

From Margot Weiss:

The GLASS (Gay, Lesbian, and Sexuality Studies) Prize is awarded for the best research and writing on a subject in queer, trans*, LGBT, or sexuality studies.

The prize is open to Wesleyan undergraduate students in all classes; senior essays and theses are preferred. The award includes no cash benefit, but the winner’s name will be published in the 2017 Commencement booklet.

Entries must be submitted in hard copy by 4pm on Thursday, April 20 to the Center for the Americas (look for the bin labeled “GLASS Prize” in the downstairs hallway).

If you have any questions, please contact the GLASS Prize chair, Prof. Margot Weiss (mdweiss@wesleyan.edu). More info at: http://www.wesleyan.edu/queerstudies/glass.html

Date: Thursday, April 20
Time: 4pm
Place: Center for the Americas