Sustainability at Work: A Conversation with Professor Jonathan Mellor

Michael Ortiz ’17 writes in:

In collaboration with the Green Fund, the Sustainability Office is excited to invite Professor Jonathan Mellor to speak at Wesleyan! Professor Mellor teaches at UConn and has done reserch with the Yale Climate & Energy Institute. He’ll be giving a talk on his work using engineering and quantitative reasoning principles to help design & implement low-cost solutions for water access issues in Africa!

There will be food!

Date: Wednesday, April 26
Time: 7-8:30PM
Place: Exley 121

Supporting Survivor’s Workshop

From Wesleyan Students for Consent and Communication:

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
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Place: Boger 112

 

White Supremacist Posters Appear Around Campus

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.

The 5 Day Lifespan of My Tinder Profile

I received this, and was overall just incredible confused. Like, where are you trying to go here?! Are you trying to emulate some sort of grandpa meme? If so, why do you think grandpa meme will be remotely successful? I just have so many questions.

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:

Take Back The Night 2017

From Wesleyan Students for Consent and Communication:

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
Time: 7-10:30PM
Place: Meet at Olin at 7PM

Founder of Latina Rebels on Attending White Serving Institutions: Brown Girl Edition

Awesome talk tomorrow organized by Ajúa Campos:

Ajúa Campos presents a keynote with Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez, a Nicaraguan writer, blogger, and founder of Latina Rebels.
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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
Time: 7-9PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! at Wesleyan University

Hosted by WESU:

WESU presents…

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.

Date: TODAY
Time: 12-1PM
Place: Beckham Hall