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Star and Crescent Menu Week 11/7

WE WILL BE OPEN FOR LUNCH TODAY! COME GET HUEVOS RANCHEROS

STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House
LUNCH- 12:00-12:45
DINNER- 5:00-7:00
FIRST THREE FRESHMEN EAT FREE
EVERY DAY!!!

TUESDAY
LUNCH- Huevos Rancheros. Cheddar & Scallion Scramble, Garlic Black Beans, Fried Tortilla Strips, Chipotle Salsa, w/ or w/out Bacon
DES- Mango Yogurt
DINNER- Greens w/ Honey & Dijon Vin. Chicken or Tofu & Biscuits. Mirepoix, Herbs, Potato, Country Gravy, Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuit
DES- Pumpkin Spice Cake

WEDNESDAY
LUNCH- Flat Bread & Greens. Sautéed Mushroom, Leek & Gruyere Flatbread w/ Sherry Vin Dressed Mixed Greens.
DES- Berry Yogurt
DINNER- Greens w/ Tomato & Saffron Vin. Shrimp or Tofu & Grits. Spiced Creole Style Shrimp or Tofu, Creamy Cheddar Polenta, Grilled Zucchini
DES- Carrot Cake

THURSDAY
LUNCH- Corn & Poblano Chowder. Red Bliss Potato, Corn Purée & Cream, Toasted  Cumin. Garnished w/ Scallion, w/ or w/out Bacon, Served w/ House Made Herb Focaccia.
DES- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Red Wine Vin. Puerto Rican Rice & Beans w/ Adobo & Sazon Roasted Chicken or Tofu. VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Coconut Cake

Write In: Kids That Look Like Their Parents

It’s Family Weekend, and there are a ton of parents on campus. Have people mistaken you and your parent for siblings? Have you spotted a parent and child that look identical?

We want pictures! Email us  (staff[at]wesleying[dot]org) your Family Weekend pictures of identical parent/child pairs with the subject “Parent Write In” and your name and class year in the body (as well as the name and class year of the people in the picture), and we’ll feature you guys on Wesleying!

Film Series: Atomic Blonde

2017. USA/Germany/Sweden. Dir: David Leitch. With Charlize Theron. 115 min.


When a British agent in East Germany is killed and another deep cover spy is put on the back foot, Theron’s titular specialist is sent in to regroup, recover a Stasi informant, and beat the tar out of an army of secret police. This stylish, spine-breaking spy flick revels in the chaos (and fashion and music) of the last days of the Cold War.

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

UNPACKED: Refugee Baggage

When I walked into Artspace in New Haven, the studio was relatively empty except for a few people and the art pieces. Each piece tells the story of a refugee, both for the eyes and the ears.

Mohamad Hafez, an architect and artist, takes these stories and creates suitcases, each reflecting the refugee experience. He recreates the rooms, homes, and lives of those who have suffered the damage from war. Ahmed Badr ‘20 records these stories, and curates them. When viewing the pieces, you can put on the headphones hung beside the pieces and listen to these refugees recount their stories.

I put on a pair of headphones, and listened. Each detail has made it onto the pieces. They help show the disaster, but also the innate beauty that these spaces occupied. The small details that compose the entirety of the piece–– dents in car license plates, toys that have accumulated dust from the rubble–– further emphasize the reality of these stories. Within those few minutes, I felt like I was in each of these places: Syria, Iraq, Congo, Sudan, all war-torn and never to be entirely the same as they were before.

I took off my headphones and the room swelled with a familiar sound: prayers being read in Arabic. It was strange to be in a public space in America and hear Arabic prayers so loud and clear. In that moment, I was home, with my grandfather, who lived right next door to the masjid. This juxtaposition of space and time took me by surprise, particularly because I wasn’t quite expecting it. The Arabic has its home at home, and here I am exposed to that via television shows, but not such an open space. Nevertheless, the ambient sounds made the entire experience that much more impactful. Here I was, hearing a language so familiar to me, for the most part associated with happiness, and having it transformed to this moment, to something not necessarily happy, but to that of strength, of courage, and of a new life.

The project was created to humanize the refugee narrative, that the refugee crisis is not simply numbers and statistics, but rather human beings, each who hold their own experiences and stories to share to us.

If you missed out on the gallery, fear not, dear Wesleyan’er! Mohamad and Ahmed will be holding a WESeminar on Friday, November 3rd at 5 PM in Fisk 208.

 

Transforming our Understanding of Violence: Restorative Justice, Music Therapy, & Beyond

3-4 PM: PANEL

panel facilitated by Circles & Ciphers featuring community organizers from North End Action Team, Boys & Girls Club, and Middletown Juvenile Detention Center. This event will engage with community-based alternatives to the prison industrial complex and will focus on how students can get involved locally.

4:30-5:30PM: OPEN RECEPTION

open reception following the panel event where students and the Wesleyan community can connect with local organizations to figure out how to engage with Middletown’s efforts for prison abolition and community-based healing.

Circles & Ciphers is a Chicago based restorative justice organization led by young people of color who are prison-, court-, gang-, and DCFS- involved. Using Hip-Hop infused peacemaking circles, they empower participants to transform legacies of violence, incarceration, patriarchal masculinity, and disengagement.

 

Date: Saturday, November 4th
Time: 3 – 5:30 PM
Place: Boger 114

Inferno: A Homecoming Show

From Prometheus:

Some like it hot, but others like it ablaze – Come see Prometheus, Wesleyan University’s best and only fire-spinning troupe perform a dizzying array of fire-fueled performances!

Check out the Facebook event here.

Date: Saturday, November 4th
Time: 8:30 PM
Place: The lawn outside of Alpha Delta Phi and 200 Church

Freestyle Circle at PsiU with Circles & Ciphers

improvisation and police abolition. This space will feature live instrumentation, and will invite all of campus to freestyle rap/sing, drum, key, horn, and bass, alongside some of Chicago’s leading artists and activists!

you’re invited to bring any live instruments, beats, bars, or dope movements you want to share!

Circles & Ciphers is a Chicago based restorative justice organization led by young people of color who are prison-, court-, gang-, and DCFS- involved. Using Hip-Hop infused peacemaking circles, they empower participants to transform legacies of violence, incarceration, patriarchal masculinity, and disengagement.

 

Date: Friday, November 3rd
Time: 9- 11 PM
Place: PsiU

48 Hour Phone Film Festival, hosted by Cardinal Pictures

From Chris Jackson:

Do you have a phone?
Does it record video?

If you answered yes to both of these questions, you’re ready to take part in Cardinal Pictures’ 4th Annual 48 Hour Phone Film Festival!

It begins at 5 pm on Friday, November 3rd and ends at 5 pm on Sunday, November 5th.
You can submit your films anytime between then!

We are also doing a 7 Second Film Challenge as part of the festival, where all the films are limited to 7 seconds (same rules apply, except the runtime is limited to 7 seconds).

Sign up using this form linked here anytime before 1 pm on Friday the 3rd!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbQgKd1t0_oZwDUnmblf3wxoHnLXCKFWFlIA-sDTXFwYhjCA/viewform?usp=sf_link

The films will be screened on Sunday at a time and location TBA. There will be yummy food and great company.

Date: Friday, November 3rd – Sunday, November 5th
Time: 5 pm on Friday to 5 pm on Sunday

Continue reading to see the guidelines: