Category Archives: Events

Why this Is(n’t)?

Questions about queer activism? Wondering what’s up with sexual assault? Curious about campus history?

Come join us for a teach-in and skill-share on recent activist history at Wesleyan.
We’ll give a brief tour through the now-updated activist timeline and have time for Q+A :)

Date: Wednesday, March 7
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: 200 Church
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Film Series: Casablanca

1942. USA. Dir: Michael Curtiz. With Ingrid Bergman. 102 min. 35mm print.

Of all the bars in all the towns in all the world, Bergman had to walk into Bogart’s, with a French resistance leader on her arm and the Nazis on their tail. Beyond the gorgeous cinematography and the quotable screenplay, this film tells an intimate story about the struggle of moving on from lost love that remains stirring 75 years after release.

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

Audition for “On The Edge” (short film)

From Ali Arminio ’18:

Come audition for a Cardinal Pictures short film, “On The Edge”!

Written by Sage Marshall, “On The Edge” is about a couple traveling in the woods who reach a crossroads that brings their relationship into question.

1 MAN and 1 WOMAN. 20-30 years old, outdoorsy. Must be comfortable singing around a campfire (no singing experience necessary!).

Friday, March 2 at 3:00-6:00pm
Saturday, March 3 at 11:00am-2:00pm

Both auditions will be located in the Theater Studios in the Jones Room (TST101).

No preparation necessary! Sides will be provided. (Email if you would like a copy of the script beforehand.)

Actors MUST be available to film in the evening of Friday, April 13th (after class) and throughout the entirety of Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th.

Directors: Sage Marshall and Ali Arminio
Producer: Sarah Wax

Questions? Feel free to contact swax[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3
Time: 3-6PM (Friday); 11AM-2PM (Saturday)
Place: Theater Studios 101 (Jones Room)

a provocation / an invitation: Facing Disasters

Paula Tartell ’18 writes in:

The College of the Environment presents –

Facing Disasters: Disturbing the Human-Environment Relationship

How do we face disasters? Sometimes we live through them, other times we experience them indirectly from a distance. How can we make such distances malleable? How can we transform ourselves from being passive observers to agents of change?
How can we use our knowledge of disaster to motivate action?

In this event, the COE fellows, Wesleyan students and alumni will explore these ideas and present works that engage with the 2017-18 COE think tank theme, “From Disruptions to Disasters.”

Date: Friday, March 2
Time: 4-6:30PM
Place: Memorial Chapel and Zelnick Pavilion

Wesleyan Women in Science Engineering Challenge

From Wesleyan Women in Science:

Curious about engineering? Join WesWIS for an event that is half info session, half engineering challenge. There will be pizza for everyone, and prizes for the winner of the challenge! Information about engineering at Wes will be presented by Profs. Huwel (3-2 program) and Moller (IDEAS minor), and 3-2 student Rami Hamati will be there to talk about his personal experience as an engineering student at Wes. As always, people of all majors and genders are welcome at WesWIS events. If you want there to be enough pizza, please please RSVP to Maureen Snow (msnow[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)

Date: Thursday, March 1
Time: 12-1PM
Place: Allbritton 311

The Veritas Forum at Wesleyan: The Trouble With Freedom

Michael Roth ’78 is going to talk about freedom of speech:

What: The Veritas Forum

Title: The Trouble with Freedom: A Dialogue on Balancing Religious Freedom and Freedom of Speech from a Christian and a Secular Perspective

Time: Thursday 7PM, March 1st, 2018

Location: Daniel Family Commons (Usdan 3rd floor)

Michael Wear (Faith Outreach Director during Obama Administration)
Michael Roth (President of Wesleyan University)

Prof. Mary Alice Haddad (Professor of Government and Chair of the CEAS)

How can American society cohere and freedom be preserved? The current political climate and recent social incidents have led many to question and examine what freedom of speech, religious liberty, and freedom in general, mean in the 21st century of the United States. At this year’s Veritas Forum, we will discuss the political, social, and cultural implications of religious liberty.

Light refreshments included.

Date: Thursday, March 1
Time: 7-8:30PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons

Bully Pulpit Interactive Information Session

From the Career Center:

Join us for an information session with President & Founder, Andrew Bleeker ‘07 and Founding Partner, Ben Clark ’99 of Bully Pulpit Interactive, a digitally-based marketing and communications agency that specializes in public affairs, corporate reputation and social impact.

Since their founding in 2009, BPI has applied the lessons of politics to brands and supported over 400 clients across multiple continents. These include 8% of FORTUNE 100 companies, Presidents, Senators and Prime Ministers, as well as several of the top non-profits around the world.

Andrew & Ben will discuss working at Bully Pulpit Interactive and their current positions. They will also conduct a Q&A session on the state of political marketing and share how to get into the field. BPI is also hiring for full-time and summer internship positions.

Date: Thursday, March 1
Time: 12-1PM
Place: Career Center

Hilary Jacobs Hendel ’85, P’18, “It’s Not Always Depression”

A cool event happening at the bookstore:

Fascinating patient stories and dynamic exercises that help you connect to healing emotions, ease anxiety and depression, and discover your authentic self.

In It’s Not Always Depression, psychotherapist Hilary Jacobs Hendel presents readers with a unique and pragmatic tool she calls The Change Triangle. The Change Triangle is a map—a guide to carry you from a place of disconnection back to your true self. Working the Change Triangle is the step-by-step process at the heart of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), a therapeutic method that teaches patients to identify the defenses and inhibitory emotions (shame, anxiety, and guilt) that prevent them from being in touch with their core emotions (joy, anger, sadness, fear, and excitement). In allowing ourselves to fully experience core emotions, we move toward an openhearted state where we are calm, curious, connected, compassionate, confident, courageous, and clear. Through moving, persuasive stories of working the Change Triangle with her own patients, Hendel teaches us how to apply these principles to our everyday lives.

Hilary Jacobs Hendel ’85, P’18 is a psychoanalyst and certified AEDP psychotherapist and supervisor practicing in New York City. She has written articles for the New York Times and professional journals. She was also the Mental Health Consultant on the television show MadMen. Hilary’s blog, the Change Triangle, is read worldwide. Hilary is a Wesleyan alumna who graduated with the Class of 1985, and she is also a proud Wesleyan parent with a child currently enrolled in the Class of 2018.

Date: Thursday, March 1
Time: 7-9PM
Place: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore

Joan Jakobson Visiting Writer

Ian Foster writes in:

Mary Gordon is the author of eight novels, including There Your Heart Lies (2017), Final Payments, and The Love of My Youth; six works of nonfiction, including the memoirs The Shadow Man and Circling My Mother; and four collections of short fiction, including The Stories of Mary Gordon, which won the Story Prize in 2006. Gordon has received many honors, including a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is the Millicent C. McIntosh Professor in English and Writing at Barnard College.

Date: Wednesday, February 28
Time: 6PM
Place: Russell House

Lunch with Rabbi Jonah Pesner ’90

Talia Kaplan ’18 writes in:

Join Rabbi Jonah Pesner ‘90 director of the Religious Action Center (RAC), for a conversation about why pursuing social and economic justice is core to Judaism and how Jews can join with people of all faiths and no faiths to combat white supremacy, systemic racism, and transform communities to effect positive change. Recently, Rabbi Pesner has been involved in calls for a clean Dream Act:

This lunch is a collaboration between the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship and the Wesleyan Jewish Community (WJC). All are welcome, regardless of religion and political views. Free, vegetarian food provided.

Date: Tuesday, February 27
Time: 11:50 PM
Place: Allbritton 311
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