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Jewish Resistance at Aipac: Wesleyan Community Action Meeting

Matilda Ostow ’17 and Josh Bloom ’17 write in:

hello Wesleyan community!! we (matilda & josh) just completed a two day training with IfNotNow–a movement led by young Jews leading a Jewish resistance and seeking to end American Jewish support for the occupation.

we think the goals of this movement match up with a lot of feelings that young people across our country and on this campus specifically are feeling right now: the desire to fight for freedom and dignity for all! If you’re interested in learning more about this amazing organization that is fighting for the rights of palestinians, jews, and oppressed people’s all over the world and the HUGE action that they will be doing protesting outside of the annual AIPAC conference on March 26th, come to this event! It will be an inclusive space for learning, discussing, and understanding how we can develop our desires for resistance into organizing and action.

email jpbloom[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or mostow[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for any thoughts/inquiries/questions/comments/feelings ?

Date: Thursday, March 2
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Albritton 311

Film Series: 3 Idiots

2009. India. Dir: Rajkumar Hirani. With Aamir Khan, Madhavan. 171 min.


Two best buds recall their college hey- days and go on a search for their estranged compatriot, the man who taught them the virtue of thinking for themselves. Among the most popular and highly grossing Bollywood movies of all time, 3 Idiots has it all, from touching romance to the biggest musical numbers in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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

Polyamorous Social

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Polyamorous? Interested in exploring an open relationship? Want to meet new friends and learn more about ethical non-monogamy?
Please join us for the Polyamorous Social, a social event for folks interested in polyamory and non-monogamy. This is an opportunity to learn more about these relationship styles, get advice and support, and make new friends and connections! Snacks will be provided.

Date: Thursday, March 2
Time: 7-9 PM
Place: Albritton 311

EMG Presents: Analog On

An exciting invitation to a super-cool concert, courtesy of the Experimental Music Group:

Analog On is an experimental electronic music ensemble that composes and performs on vintage analog electronics and modular synthesizers. The group consists of Shauna Caffrey on oscillator, saw and electronics, and Richard Duckworth on modular synthesizer and effects. Analog On made their debut at the Ideopreneurial Entrephonics II festival in Dublin, Ireland, in April 2016, and just finished recording their first release on the iconic Moog System 55 in the cockpit of the Moog Sound Lab at the Tonmeister Studio in Surrey. The aesthetic is that of the time-warp cultist with retro and future aesthetics co-existing in the same cultural and temporal space.

They will play tracks from the album in America as a musical homecoming for Richard Duckworth, as he studied analog synthesis under Herb Deutsch at Hofstra University in the 1980s: this is where he was first introduced to the Moog modular system and he spent many hours in the electronic music studio experimenting with voltage-controlled systems. Shauna Louise Caffrey is a musicology major at Trinity College, Dublin. Her life-long love of experimental soundtrack led her to join Analog On, and since then she has delighted in the creation of ‘weird noise’ and bizarre soundscapes through mixed media.

Free concert — all are welcome!

Date: Friday, March 3rd
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: Memorial Chapel

Queer Past, Queer Future

Alumni Jennifer Boylan ’80 and Alexander Chee ’89 read recent work, discuss queer lives and storytelling, and share their own experiences as LGBT writers at Wesleyan.

Jennifer Boylan, a professor at Barnard College, is the author of 15 books, including She’s Not There, the first bestselling work by a transgender American, and I’m Looking Through You, which contains a chapter on Wesleyan. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and currently serves as the national co-chair of GLAAD, the media advocacy nonprofit for LGBTQ people. Her new novel, Long Black Veil, is forthcoming in April 2017.

Alexander Chee teaches fiction writing and the essay at Dartmouth College. He is the author of the novels Edinburgh (Welcome Rain, 2001; Picador, 2002) and The Queen of the Night (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016). Edinburgh, which partly takes place at Wesleyan, won the Iowa Writers’ Workshop’s Michener Copernicus Prize in Fiction, the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Editor’s Choice Prize, and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop Literary Award.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Wesleyan Library with support from Academic Affairs.

Date: Friday, March 3rd
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Place: Smith Reading Room, 1st floor Olin Library

Table Talk with Amy Bloom

Courtesy of Zenzele Price ’18:

The semester is in full swing, and it’s time for the return of Table Talk with Amy Bloom! Bring all your plans (drafts, outlines, concepts, you name it!) for all things prose to workshop them with Amy Bloom and the Wesleyan writing community.

Free snacks, great people, and valuable critique! Don’t miss this chance to praise, pity, and parse your writing, or anyone else’s.

Come to chat, come to share, come to snack!

Date: Thursday, March 2nd
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Place: Shapiro Center (167 High St)
Facebook event: LINK

Urban Bush Women: “Walking with ‘Trane”

From Luisa Donovan ’18

Urban-Bush-WomenUrban Bush Women is visiting campus to engage students through movement workshops and a performance of their piece “Walking with ‘Trane.”

UBW, founded by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and based in Brooklyn, NY, uses dance as a performance and engagement tactic to tell untold and under-told stories of disenfranchised people. They use a woman-centered perspective of the African Diaspora to push their movement, both political and embodied, through the minds of their audiences.

This work explores themes of jazz culture, migration, and justice through the life and music of John Coltrane. Choreographed through and with his album, A Love Supreme, this work produces sound and movement as tools that emulate political turmoil and affect social change.

The show is ALMOST SOLD OUT so if you have not already, visit the box office or buy online at https://wesleyan.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1335&cid=165&r=5749b26db3744b6abeb61c07e89098d0.
$28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18

At 7:15pm, prior to their 8pm performance, Luisa Donovan ’18 be leading a talk and discussion about her experience with the company and their Summer Leadership Institute- come by the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall to hang out and learn more.

Please feel free to reach out to lcdonovan@wesleyan.edu with any questions about the company, their performance, or their visit to campus.

Date: March 3rd

Time: 8pm

Place: CFA Theater

Cost: $6

Humanitarian Challenges Today: Migrants, Refugees & the International Community

From the Wesleyan Refugee Project and Engage

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Join Mark Storella, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, as he speaks about “Humanitarian Challenges Today: Migrants, Refugees, and the International Community.”

He will provide an insider and expert look at the U.S Department of State’s policies and actions on immigration and refugee resettlement, as well as the corresponding public national discourse.

Ambassador Storella oversees admission of refugees to the United States and refugee programming in the Near East and Asia regions. Prior to his current assignment, Ambassador Storella served as Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Brussels, as the U.S. Ambassador to Zambia from 2010-2013, as the Senior Coordinator for Iraqi Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in Baghdad from 2009-2010, and as the Deputy Permanent Representative at the U.S. Mission in Geneva from 2006-2009.

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/bureau/259069.htm

Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/142764459576240/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1488159457127077

Date: March 2nd

Time: 7-9:30 pm

Place: PAC 001

Wesleyan University Orchestra Children’s Concert

From the CFAWESCFA

Children and families can learn about all the instruments of the orchestra and how they work together in a fun interactive musical exploration. The performance by the Wesleyan University Orchestra, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, is followed by a multi-station musical instrument petting zoo—a great experience for all ages. Limited seating.

Date: March 4th

Time: 3pm

Place: Crowell Concert Hall

Cost: Free

Apply to be a Writing Tutor!

Gabriel Borelli writes in

If you love to read, write, and — most importantly — help 8f8f7d0fbc0155eea136160653d2f8d3others with their writing, apply to be a writing tutor this fall!

The Writing Workshop has begun soliciting applications for the Fall 2017 writing tutor positions. Apply now—the quick and easy pre-application form is available here (link: http://wesleyan.edu/writing/workshop/becometutor.html ) and is due by Friday, March 10th.

Tutors will be compensated for one semester of work with a $500 stipend and 1/2 course credit in the Writing Certificate. All tutors undergo a two-day intensive training session at the beginning of the fall semester, followed by check-in meetings on Tuesdays from 12-1 PM.

There are two steps in the application process:

1. The pre-application form. This is a short form indicating your interest in applying for a position.

2. The full application is due on Friday, March 10 at 5 pm. Applications are to be delivered to Ford Fellow Gabriel Borelli’s office (Downey House Room 103).

To learn more, visit our website. Please direct any questions to Ford Fellow Gabriel Borelli at writingworks@wesleyan.edu or Interim Director of Academic Writing Meg Furniss Weisberg at mweisberg@wesleyan.edu

 

Date: March 10th

Time: by 5pm

Place: Downey 103