Category Archives: Events

CFILM Senior Written Theses Presentation

Film Theses 2016

From Sarah Chrystler:

The College of Film and the Moving Image will be hosting a presentation of the Class of 2016?s written theses on Monday, May 2nd. The Criticism and History/Theory presentations will start at4:30PM in the Powell Family Cinema, and the Screenplay and Television Pilot presentations will begin at 7:00 PM in the same theater. There will be a small reception in the intermission Come support the hard work of our seniors! This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, May 2nd
Time: 4:30pm-8:30pm
Place: The Powell Family Cinema in the Center for Film Studies

Film Series: Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 3-D!

2015. USA. Dir: J. J. Abrams. With Daisy Ridley, John Boyega. 135 min.


Forget the prequels (seriously, forget them); with a new, young cast and Abrams at the helm, the Force is stronger than ever in Episode VII. Expertly balancing nostalgia and freshness, Abrams ushers the spirit of the original trilogy into the 21st century – with some sic action scenes to boot.

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

Second Annual Mental Health at Wes Panel

active minds logoSonia Max ’17 writes in:

Please join us on on Friday afternoon for a student panel on mental health. The main portion of the event will feature six students speaking about their experiences of living with mental illness. Following the panel we will have period of Q&A and discussion.

There will be light refreshments! This panel is brought to you by Active Minds at Wes.

Date: Friday, April 29 — TODAY
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Allbritton 103
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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)

Film Series: Divine Intervention

2002. Palestine et al. Dir: Elia Suleiman. With Suleiman, Manal Khader. 92 min.


In the spirit of Keaton and Tati, Suleiman’s wry silent-comedy performance anchors a very “loud” situation: the day-to-day life of Palestinians in Israeli-controlled territory. Subtitled “A Chronicle of Love and Pain,” the movie plays out a series of darkly funny and visually whimsical vignettes. Co-sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine.

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

Pathways to Healing: Retreat for Survivors of Sexual Violence

From Samantha Hellberg ’16:

Created for survivors of sexual violence, the retreat will address the
unique ways that a traumatic experience can impact self-care and
various pathways to healing. The retreat will focus on developing
self-compassion skills through art, discussion, and a gentle yoga
session.

Register here (http://goo.gl/forms/ADeZmppHEa) by Thursday, 4.28 at
5pm.
Space is limited. Location will be included in confirmation email.

Contact Alysha B. Warren (awarren@wes), LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence
Resource Coordinator or Samantha Hellberg ’16 (shellberg@wes), We
Speak We Stand Intern with questions.

Date: Saturday, April 30
Time: 12PM-4:15PM

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!

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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