Join Students for Consent and Communication for a workshop that will discuss how to combat rape culture and better support survivors.
PERPETRATORS NOT WELCOME
Date: Tuesday, April 25
Place: Boger 112
According to multiple Facebook statuses and several posts on Twitter, posters like the one above appeared around campus likely sometime overnight. The posters read: “Illegal immigrants in your town? Do your part!” and figure a white woman stylized as a cartoon and present a phone number for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). I’ve blocked out the number above so as to not reproduce this dangerous piece of information. According to accounts that have been circulating on social media, there are other posters around campus referencing “white genocide.”
Several people on Facebook have been calling for these posters to be removed, sharpied-out, and/or posted over by anyone who sees them. I want to reiterate these calls and say that whoever is responsible for these posters is absolute filth. In addition to bystander actions, Public Safety should be actively removing these posters around campus, as they are a threat to students and full time Middletown residents.
It is hard to say whether or not these were posted by a Wesleyan student, especially given the scope of national press coverage of Wesleyan’s sanctuary campus declarations last fall.
Around a week ago, my FYS was cancelled, which meant that I had the entire day to myself. So, instead of being a decent student and getting ahead of the game, I decide that the rainy day should be dedicated to *self care*. Wearing a bell sleeved sweater, I have a ~lil photo shoot~ with a friend. These pictures actually look pretty awesome, and so, they make their way to my instagram feed.
Since the weather is so shitty, my friends and I stay in and order Hachi for dinner. I order far too much food for myself, but it’s okay because who doesn’t want seafood udon and some sushi? After I finish all of this, I have a seemingly fantastic idea: trek from Bennet to Weshop, and purchase a pint of Ben & Jerry’s.
I return to my friend’s room, and we begin indulging. Naturally, in this rainy-day food stupor, my friends decide to go through their Tinder profiles. Now, I am the last person to do anything Tinder-related.. I just can’t take social interaction via the internet seriously. Trying to make their bios slightly interesting, my friends are throwing ideas back and forth. I chime in, immediately making every bio snarkier and suggesting a more “This is all bullshit” vibe.
“Wait, Mel, you’d have such a cool Tinder profile. You have such artistic photos of yourself,” one of my friends says, which is where this story truly begins.
After approximately ten minutes of my craftily articulated resistance, she says “It could totally be for research purposes. Like a social experiment.” And I really can’t object to social experiments, because I am inherently curious and am also weak-willed when it comes to being sassy on the Internet. So, after receiving a crash course on how the app works, learning to never swipe up, I am on Tinder. I am on Tinder, I say to myself, slightly disappointed that I’ve given in to yet another aspect of Internet culture.
I kept up with the Tinder game for approximately five days, until things got boring and frankly, just strange. Take a look:
No one should fear the night.. or the day.
Shatter the Silence. Stop the Violence.
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 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. There will be a debriefing session in the DFC afterwards.
Join us for poster making at Community Engagement House Wednesday, April 26 at 4:30pm!
PERPETRATORS NOT WELCOME
Date: Thursday, April 27
Place: Meet at Olin at 7PM
Ajúa Campos presents a keynote with Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez, a Nicaraguan writer, blogger, and founder of Latina Rebels.
Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez is a grassroots foreign citizen, maneuvering and resisting assimilation and respectability politics through what she calls her a chonga Mujerista ethics. She is from Managua, Nicaragua currently living in Nashville, TN. In 2015 graduated with her Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt University’s Divinity School. She is the founder of Latina Rebels, an online platform that boasts over 100k followers. Currently she is a writer at Philadelphia Printworks, TeleSur, SupaDaily Latina, Chica Magazine, Mitú, BeVisible Latinx, Vivala, and a slew of other publications. Her interests are within biopolitics as it relates to Latina embodiment, specifically concerning models of conquerable flesh around narratives of naturalization for women of color. Thus her work is around reclaiming and upholding embodied resistance, particularly within chonga and chola subcultures. Que viva la mujer!
Date: Tuesday, April 25
Place: Memorial Chapel
Democracy Now! : Covering the Movements Changing America
A Talk by Journalist Amy Goodman
This event is open to the public and will be “pay what you can” — we would appreciate any monetary donations that will go to our SPRING PLEDGE DRIVE!
More on the Facebook event.
Place: Beckham Hall
STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House
DINNER- 5:00- 6:45
FIRST THREE FRESHMEN EAT FREE EVERY DAY!!!
2004. USA. Dir: Michel Gondry. With Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet. 108 min.
Upon learning that his former girlfriend has undergone a memory erasure procedure to forget their relationship, a soft-spoken man decides to do the same. Dazzling, dreamlike imagery and sci-fi wonder show the memories of a couple in reverse, as Gondry stretches an already poignant Charlie Kaufman script to its emotional breaking point.
Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free
“My Body, Horizontal; My _______, Gone.”
It’s that time of year again— the WeSlam team has returned from CUPSI, the largest intercollegiate poetry slam in the world, weary but invigorated, and are ready to share their work from the course of the semester with their Wesleyan peers. Their work addresses queer/trans issues, representation, colonization, and diaspora, among other things.
Ahmed M. Badr ’20
Hazem Fahmy ’17
Mina Khan ’20
Ariel Edelman ’20
Lexi Slater ’19
But not only the team has been writing all semester! For this final showcase, we are opening the mic and want to invite poets at large to share their work in whatever form and on any subject, as well as highlight the work of non-team members of WeSlam.
Doors and sign-ups open @ 6:30PM. Performances will start at 7PM. The team’s feature performance will start between 7:30 and 7:45.
This event will be the first of hopefully many spaces and platforms where we can directly address, acknowledge, discuss, and hopefully, shift the processes of colonization and capitalization present in slam poetry. To find out more about this, please attend our (always) open meeting on Sunday at 5PM in Shapiro Creative Writing Center.
Date: Saturday, April 22
Place: The Bayit
Join Wesleyan Refugee Project in welcoming Angie Smith, Maher Mahmood, and Mahmood Mahmood for a speaker panel about refugee resettlement: Friday, April 21st at 4pm in the Memorial Chapel. Typhoon will be served!
Angie Smith, is a photographer based in Los Angeles and the founder of Stronger Shines the Light Inside* — a photo series that has been featured in National Geographic, Refugees Deeply, the New York Times, and other publications. On Friday, April 21st, Smith will be speaking at Wesleyan about the inception, development and execution of Stronger Shines the Light Inside, refugee resettlement in the US, using photography to tell impactful stories and incite political change, interviewing people about sensitive topics, and applying skills from a liberal arts college in the real world to create new initiatives promoting social justice and change.
Place: Memorial Chapel
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