Welcome to another one of our In Depth features, where I’ll be covering USLAC. (By the way, in case you haven’t picked up on my blatant pro-USLAC bias yet, I’m a member of the club/out here ~*~scamming 4 full communism at Wes~*~, depending on who you ask. Either way, true.)
USLAC, or the United Student/Labor Action Coalition, has been around at Wesleyan for a while. However, until about halfway this semester, USLAC was on a brief hiatus. Old school USLAC did some super good work on campus, which you can read about here, and some students wanted to have the opportunity to make a difference on campus. So the new members, coordinated with former USLAC members to revive the club. They also took the opportunity to connect with a dope organization that hosts chapters of labor rights groups at schools nationwide, USAS, or United Students Against Sweatshops. So many acronyms! And whoa-what is USLAC anyway, right? Because I’m not nearly eloquent enough to describe the group’s mission myself, here’s a handy description I got from good ‘ole Orgsync:
It’s the last day of reading week (“week”) and you’re probably screwed. If you’ve been day drinking, messing around, and generally making terrible choices, AND you want to see your life paralleled by a bunch of small foul-mouthed mammals, check out Lauren Monger’s Clementine Comix, now featured in a VICE column. Read on for some personal favorites.
Primal scream has become an undertaking of the masses and I’m thrilled. If you, like the enterprising Harim Jung ’16and the fb hosts they crowdsourced, want to deal with your problems by screaming, come to the Olin steps at midnight tonight to partake in a time-honored Wes tradition. There will be a countdown.
Date: TONIGHT//when May 9th becomes May 10th Time: Midnight Place: Olin steps//the deepest recesses of your soul
Selene Canter ’19 and Ally Gomberoff ’19 write in:
For our Feminist Philosophy final project, we invite you to come pull
an all-nighter to support victims of sexual trauma and discuss the
ways we as a campus can step up for each other to make our community
Inspired by Cressida J Heyes’ piece “Dead to the World; Rape,
Unconsciousness, and Social Media,” we will be “pulling an
all-nighter” in order to stay vigilant for those whose sleep is no
longer restful or safe as a result of sexual trauma. When a victim is
assaulted while unconscious, their agency is doubly vialated, for not
only is their body now a site of trauma, but they no longer have a
safe healing space in their sleep. Moreover, when an unconscious
sexual assault is shared via social media (for example the
Steubenville High School rape in 2014), the victim’s trauma is
continually replicated as images of their body without their will go
Our project aims to discuss issues of unconsciousness, campus rape
culture, the importance of sleep, and how we can step up for each
other, to support those who have experienced sexual assault and to
deter these traumatic experiences from happening.
Join us for a discussion and some interactive activities at 11
followed by some time to reflect, hang out, and cram for finals from 12:30 until 8am. We would love to have some of you stay the whole
night, but feel free to drop in and out as you pleaseSince you’ll
likely be pulling an all-nighter some time in the next week, why not
learn how you can make our campus safer while you’re at it? Coffee and
yummy snacks will be provided to keep us going all night.
Date: Sunday, May 8-Monday, May 9 Time: 11:00 PM – 8:00 AM Place: Westco Lounge
Spend an afternoon at the second annual “Feet to the Fire—Riverfront Encounter,” featuring world music bands, performance and visual art installations, a kids’ activity zone, and environmental education exhibits, as well as a craft fair and farmer’s market–all designed to bring you closer to the rich culture, history, and science of the Connecticut River. Koi flags, created by community members in workshops with Japanese artist Taichiro Takamatsu, will debut at this festival before traveling to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Date: Saturday, May 7 Time: 12-5PM Place: Harbor Park, Middletown (on the banks of the river!) facebook event
Star and Crescent Restaurant Hours LUNCH: Tuesday-Thursday 12:00-12:35, $11.00 (+$0.75 to go) DINNER: Monday-Thursday 5:00-6:45, $13.75 (+$1.00 to go)
Located at Alpha Delta Phi House First Three Freshman Eat Free!!!
DINNER- Greens w/ Red Wine Vin. BBQ Chicken or Tofu, Collard Greens, Baked Mac & Cheese
DES- Red Velvet Cake
The College of Film and the Moving Image will be hosting a presentation of the Class of 2016?s written theses on Monday, May 2nd. The Criticism and History/Theory presentations will start at4:30PM in the Powell Family Cinema, and the Screenplay and Television Pilot presentations will begin at7:00 PM in the same theater. There will be a small reception in the intermission Come support the hard work of our seniors! This event is free and open to the public.
Date: Monday, May 2nd Time: 4:30pm-8:30pm Place: The Powell Family Cinema in the Center for Film Studies
2015. USA. Dir: J. J. Abrams. With Daisy Ridley, John Boyega. 135 min.
Forget the prequels (seriously, forget them); with a new, young cast and Abrams at the helm, the Force is stronger than ever in Episode VII. Expertly balancing nostalgia and freshness, Abrams ushers the spirit of the original trilogy into the 21st century – with some sic action scenes to boot.