Category Archives: Events

In the Struggle: Techniques for Cultivating Radical Resistance

From Kate Gilbert ’18:

Hey, we, a few former posterpicstudents of Melissa Rosario’s (’05), want to share with the Wesleyan community this workshop that she has created!

Melissa is a healer, educator and activist based in Puerto Rico where she facilitates workshops, study groups and offers individual consultations to changemakers. She is in the process of launching a movement research and wellness center, Center for Embodied Pedagogy and Action. Learn more at http://www.decolonizepr.com or follow her on IG: Profe_Luz.

In the Struggle: Techniques for Cultivating Radical Resistance
“To be an activist is to know exhaustion, pain, fear and overwhelm. Often these feelings lead to burnout, and our friends-allies-comrades drift away from the circles which once sustained them, finding illness and helplessness in place of love and determination. As a changemaker, you have a responsibility to witness, and denounce the order of the day, but you must also care for your psyche, spirit and body. In this workshop, Melissa will offer a range of strategies to help you cultivate radical resilience in your lives as activists. From plant medicine, breath, writing and movement, we will explore ways to transform the fight from the inside out. All bodies are welcome, but the workshop is especially targeted for those committed to building multi-racial coalitions and to fomenting decolonial liberatory praxis in their daily lives.”

Lucha por Vida: Cultivando Resiliencia Radical
“Sabemos que la lucha agota y duele. Para muchos, termina siendo abrumador y se alejan, se enferman o se mueren. Como cambiador, tiene una responsabilidad con su psique, espíritu y cuerpo. Su ser entero debe ser cuidado ahora, no “después de que el trabajo esté hecho”. Queremos mantenerlo en buena forma, haciendo cambios sociales significativos a largo plazo. En este taller, hablamos de estrategias para transformar la lucha desde adentro y del diario vivir. Meli comparte plantas medicinales que ayudan a manejar emociones comunmente experimentado por activistas: la ansiedad, miedo y cansancio. También, como facilitadora, les ofrecerá técnicas de respiración y herramientas para la reflexión y comunicación que les ayudarán a todxs lxs compañerxs buscando balancear el activismo con la salud.”

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Date: 2/21/17
Time: 4:30-6:30pm
Place: University Organizing Center (UOC)

BeTheArt: SOC Art Show

betheartFrom Ujamaa:

Ujamaa’s Black History Month Presents it’s BeTheArt Showcase dedicated to the creative students of color either displaying their visual work or grand performances. This is dedicated to platform for students to be seen and heard and all are welcome to support and have fun! The open reception is on the 23rd, but the work will stay in the gallery for the weekend of the 24th-26th of February. Thank you and please do come and witness the performances on opening night!

Date: Thursday, February 23
Time: 4-9PM
Place: Zilkha Gallery

Artful Lunch Series—Sharifa Lookman ’17

A message from Randi Plake in the Office of University Communications:

One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a presentation by Sharifa Lookman ’17 about her favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy homemade cookies and conversation following the talk.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 23rd
Time: 12:10 p.m.
Place: Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room, 301 High Street

Film Series: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

1965. USSR. Dir: Sergei Parajanov. With Ivan Mykolaichuk. 97 min. 35mm print.


This subversive Soviet-era gem weaves Ukrainian folklore into a tragic story of obsession and sorcery. Filled with haunting portraits of the rural countryside and feverish, frenetic camerawork, the film’s unique visual language was so innovative and rebellious that Parajanov found himself blacklisted from Soviet cinema.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

WESU DJ Training Interest Meeting

Screen Shot 2017-02-17 at 4.54.18 PMFrom Julia Berard ’17:

Interested in radio? Want to learn how to record, edit, and produce? Come check out Wesleyan’s free-form radio station at an interest meeting this Sunday, February 19th at 4pm in PAC001!

Attendance at this meeting is not mandatory for completing DJ training but if you’re interested in getting involved with the station, try to make it! If you can’t make it but still want to join WESU this semester, email me at personnel[at]wesufm[dot]org.

Date: 2/19/17
Time: 4:00pm
Place: PAC002

Film Series: Alien

1979. USA. Dir: Ridley Scott. With Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt. 117 min.


In space, no one can hear you scream…
but the Goldsmith Cinema has great acoustics. Rest assured, between the eerie atmosphere, conniving corporate plotting, and one of the most memorable monsters to ever stalk the screen, this movie is still grade-A nightmare fodder. And don’t forget Weaver’s star turn as science fiction’s ultimate heroine.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Film Series: A Tale of Love and Darkness

2015. Israel/USA. Dir: Natalie Portman. With Portman, Amir Tessler. 95 min.


Portman’s directorial debut adapts the memoir of Amos Oz, who spent his post-WWII youth in what was then Mandatory Palestine, a region on the cusp of partition and civil war. Young Amos reflects on his mother (Portman), a European immigrant whose grimly recounted stories signal a deepening depression.

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

Maple Tapping at Long Lane Farm!

syrupFrom the wonderfully sweet (and occasionally sappy) Hilary Brumberg ’17 comes an opportunity to learn how to make your own syrup:

This Saturday, Long Lane Farm will be holding a workshop to tap our very own maple trees! In the coming weeks, we will boil the sap to make local Middletown maple syrup and other yummy maple treats. Come by Long Lane Farm to harvest salad greens at 10am and/or for the tapping workshop at 11am. Long Lane Farm is located at the corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth. Please come bundled in lots of layers and wearing snow boots.

Any and all are welcome, maple novices and experts alike!

Date: Saturday, February 18
Time: 10am-1pm (maple tapping starts at 11am)
Place: Long Lane Farm, at the corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth

Second Stage Presents: A Weekend of Workshops!

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Hello friends, and welcome to the first ever personally posted SECOND STAGE POST! We have some fun and exciting things in store for you this weekend:

Interested in theater? Weekend of Workshops is here! This semester Second Stage is offering a wide variety of VERY EXCITING and VERY NEW workshops, primarily for people interested in acting, directing, stage managing, music directing, play-writing, and design. All workshops will take place in the ’92 Theater. Here is a schedule:

Friday, February 17th:
5-6PM: Anystage — For playwrights and people interested in student-written work!
 
Saturday, February 18th:
2-3PM: Vectorworks — if you’re interested in set or lights this is for you!
3:30-4:30PM: Music directing 
3:30-4:30PM: Warmups — Calling actors and directors, come learn and share warmups
4:30-5:30PM: Directors’ Roundtable — If you’re directing this semester or are interested in directing at some point, come talk about being a director!
5:30-6:30PM: TECH WEEK 101  — If you are new to design, stage management, or directing this is of the utmost importance for you to attend! It will teach you how to tech week!
 
Sunday, February 19th: 
1-2PM: Stage Management
4-5PM: Sound in the ’92
7-8PM: Movement in theater: Come play with different techniques of movement in theater
 
Come learn about theater with us!

Film Series: Female Trouble

1974. USA. Dir: John Waters. With Divine, David Lochary. 97 min. 35mm print.


“Oh, honey, I’d be so happy if you’d turn nellie.” When her parents fail to buy her a pair of cha-cha heels, Divine, already the Filthiest Person Alive, ups the ante with a violent bout of criminal fashion modeling. Waters’ breathtaking, hilarious transgressions will have you vomiting with delight.

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