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An Evening with Terry Tempest Williams

Check out this event from the College of the Environment!

Please join us for a reading, book signing and reception with award-winning conservationist-activist-writer Terry Tempest Williams, author of the environmental literature classic Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, When Women Were Birds, The Hour of Land, Finding Beauty in a Broken World, and more. Both the event and reception are FREE and open to the public.

Terry Tempest Williams has been called “a citizen writer,” a writer who speaks and speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice.

Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, and numerous anthologies worldwide as a crucial voice for ecological consciousness and social change.

In 2006, Williams received the Robert Marshall Award from The Wilderness Society, their highest honor given to an American citizen. She also received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western American Literature Association and the Wallace Stegner Award given by The Center for the American West. She is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in creative nonfiction. In 2009, Terry Tempest Williams was featured in Ken Burns’ PBS series on the national parks. In 2014, on the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Ms. Williams received the Sierra Club’s John Muir Award honoring a distinguished record of leadership in American conservation. Williams also received the 2017 Audubon New York Award for Environmental Writing.

Date: Friday, March 1
Time: 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

Alpha Delta Phi-re

Check out this event from Azher Jaweed ’19 at Alpha Delt!

Get ready for an exciting, titillating, and mesmerizing concert featuring bands right here from Wesleyan. Opening for Alpha Delta Phi-re is Toxic Holiday, a four-piece Indie-Soul band from New Haven. Following is the most soulful singer and guitarist on campus: Miranda Finn. Headlining for the show is His Royal Highness Sir Cicero Presley, whose new EP with Miranda has just released! Join us this Friday as we rekindle the music scene at Alpha Delta Phi-re. Roll thru to ADP (185 High Street) at 9:59:59pm – 2am and vibe with us !!

No perps allowed. ADP’s top priority is the safety of those that enter our house. If you feel at all unsafe or uncomfortable please contact Nick Ticali at 516-710-0820

Date: Friday, February 22
Time: 9:59:59 PM-2:00 AM
Place: Alpha Delt

 

News or Entertainment? Teaching, Pretending to Teach, and the Authority of the Speaker in Roman Didactic and Satire

Check out this event!:

What are the goals of our news programs, satirical comedians, and films about historical events? Do they aim to teach and inform, to entertain, or something else? This talk will ask similar questions about Greek and Roman poems that seem to teach or satirize: are they really teaching their readers, or just playing a game in which they pretend to teach while pursuing other goals? And what are the consequences of asking these questions if we want to know the truth about the ancient or modern worlds?

James O’Hara, George L. Paddison Professor of Latin at UNC Chapel Hill, kicks off the Classical Studies Spring 2019 Lecture Series this week. Don’t miss it!

Date: Thursday, February 21
Time: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Place: Downey 113

If You Want Your Event Posted to Wesleying, Read This!

A lot of this is recycled text (thx wilk) from recycled text from two years ago (thx Maya) from recycled text from three years ago (thx Samira), but here are some tips and guidelines for submitting your events!

HEY WESLEYAN COMMUNITY!

Did you know that we post events? Wondering if you should submit your event? Well, you should! Wesleying gets anywhere from 500 to 1,200 views per day as of late. Submitting your event to be posted here is good for ~exposure~ and also a way to reach different audiences than those reached by Facebook’s weird algorithm.

We love posting your events, but we get a lot of them. If you want your meeting/audition/application deadline/concert/thing posted to Wesleying on time, please use this form here. This time of the year is especially busy which makes our inbox quickly burst at the seams, so it helps if you submit your event at least 4 or 5 days in advance.

Much of this is elaborated from our event submissions policy, but here are some things you can do to make life easier:

Program Housing Fair & House Hopping Day

Stephanie Burke Lewis from ResLife writes in:

Fanatical for Farming? Smitten with Science? Longing for La Casa? Learn about Program Housing for Fall 2019! Come to the Program Housing Fair on Friday, February 15th from 10:00 am-12:00 pm in Beckham Hall. Tour the houses and meet current house members on Sunday, February 17th from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm during House Hopping Day! Check out the current Program Houses at https://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/ugrad_housing/program-housing.html

Date: Friday, February 15 (Fair) & Sunday, February 17 (House Hopping)
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM (Fair) & 12:00-5:00 PM (House Hopping)
Place: Beckham Hall (Fair) & Program Houses (House Hopping)

Theory Certificate Presents: Anti-Fascist Philosophy

The Theory Certificate writes in:

Robert Stolz (NYU) will speak on the Japanese Marxist philosopher Tosaka Jun. Tosaka was a major yet underappreciated figure in twentieth-century theory whose work encompassed philosophy of science, philosophy of history, and cultural critique. His writings are comparable to, and resonate powerfully with, those of Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Herbert Marcuse, and other luminaries in the historical-materialist tradition. Professor Stolz will discuss his translation of Tosaka’s major text, The Japanese Ideology (1935), an original philosophical critique of fascism that, as Stolz puts it, “continues to shed light on the most urgent and persistent problems in philosophy and politics, especially the deep relationships between capitalism, nationalism, liberalism, fascism, and everyday life.”

Date: Tuesday, February 6
Time: 4:30-6:00 PM
Place: Downey 113

Edgar Beckham Awards Committee

The Edgar Beckham Social Justice Awards Ceremony seeks to honor the late Dean Edgar Beckham, whose dedication to social justice continues to positively impact the Wesleyan community. Dean Edgar Beckham was a national leader for efforts to increase racial and cultural diversity on college campuses. He was the first African-American Dean of the College at Wesleyan University.

He led the Ford Foundation’s Campus Diversity Initiative in the 1990’s and in 1998, he joined the Association of American Colleges and Universities as a senior fellow, consulting universities on matters of educational quality.

We aim to celebrate the students, faculty, staff, and members of the Middletown community whose efforts align with the ideals that guided his work. Our hope is that the recognition of these individuals will inspire other members of the community to commit to social justice work of their own.

We are looking for innovative individuals who have a passion for social justice and will have the time to commit to planning this event, which is held annually on the last Sunday of April.

Date: Saturday, February 16
Time: 5 PM
Nomination Form

Wesleyan Refugee Project Presents: Sunday Scaries Snacks

Caroline Kravitz ’19 writes in:

Wesleyan Refugee Project is a hosting a late night bakesale in Exley to benefit the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees fund a container program!

Wesleyan Refugee Project believes that one of the best ways to support refugees is by fundraising with organizations that have strong connections to local NGOs in conflict areas that directly send aid to those in need.

That’s why we decided to ship a container of life-saving humanitarian aid to Syria through the Fund A Container program.

The donations raised will help send a whole shipping container of relief supplies (i.e. food, clothing, and medical supplies) to Syria.

Please come out and support this project or donate online at https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/fund-a-container-11461/wesleyanrefugeeproject.

Date: Sunday, December 9
Time: 9 PM-12 AM
Place: Exley Science Center Lobby

HAPPENING NOW: Protect Title IX and Tell DeVos: #HandsOffIX

The Title IX Student Advisory Committee is currently putting on a training and comment-writing event to address proposed changes to Title IX that would harm survivors:

Betsy DeVos’s most recent changes to Title IX propose to protect those who are accused of sexual violence, and the institutions to which they belong, rather than students.

The Trump administrations’s proposed changes include only requiring schools to investigate the most extreme forms of harassment and assault, allow schools to ignore violence that occurs outside of school programs, increase barriers to reporting, and allow schools to delay investigations for months.
Read more here:
https://actionnetwork.org/user_files/user_files/000/028/107/original/Two_pager_on_proposed_rule.pdf

The good news? We have 60 days to comment. Writing a comment is basically the Education Department version of calling your senators, and it’s the best way to make our voices heard for Title IX.

To write a comment, join the Title IX Student Advisory Committee this Thursday, Dec. 6th in the Downey House Lounge. Drop in any time from 4-7 PM. There will be pizza, information on the proposed changes, and guides for how to write a successful comment. It won’t take long, and it’s the best way to tell DeVos #HandsOffIX.

Date: TODAY, Thursday, December 6
Time: 4-7 PM
Place: Downey Lounge
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