In the Struggle: Techniques for Cultivating Radical Resistance

From Kate Gilbert ’18:

Hey, we, a few former posterpicstudents of Melissa Rosario’s (’05), want to share with the Wesleyan community this workshop that she has created!

Melissa is a healer, educator and activist based in Puerto Rico where she facilitates workshops, study groups and offers individual consultations to changemakers. She is in the process of launching a movement research and wellness center, Center for Embodied Pedagogy and Action. Learn more at http://www.decolonizepr.com or follow her on IG: Profe_Luz.

In the Struggle: Techniques for Cultivating Radical Resistance
“To be an activist is to know exhaustion, pain, fear and overwhelm. Often these feelings lead to burnout, and our friends-allies-comrades drift away from the circles which once sustained them, finding illness and helplessness in place of love and determination. As a changemaker, you have a responsibility to witness, and denounce the order of the day, but you must also care for your psyche, spirit and body. In this workshop, Melissa will offer a range of strategies to help you cultivate radical resilience in your lives as activists. From plant medicine, breath, writing and movement, we will explore ways to transform the fight from the inside out. All bodies are welcome, but the workshop is especially targeted for those committed to building multi-racial coalitions and to fomenting decolonial liberatory praxis in their daily lives.”

Lucha por Vida: Cultivando Resiliencia Radical
“Sabemos que la lucha agota y duele. Para muchos, termina siendo abrumador y se alejan, se enferman o se mueren. Como cambiador, tiene una responsabilidad con su psique, espíritu y cuerpo. Su ser entero debe ser cuidado ahora, no “después de que el trabajo esté hecho”. Queremos mantenerlo en buena forma, haciendo cambios sociales significativos a largo plazo. En este taller, hablamos de estrategias para transformar la lucha desde adentro y del diario vivir. Meli comparte plantas medicinales que ayudan a manejar emociones comunmente experimentado por activistas: la ansiedad, miedo y cansancio. También, como facilitadora, les ofrecerá técnicas de respiración y herramientas para la reflexión y comunicación que les ayudarán a todxs lxs compañerxs buscando balancear el activismo con la salud.”

Facebook Event

Date: 2/21/17
Time: 4:30-6:30pm
Place: University Organizing Center (UOC)

Dinner with Bassem Eid

bassameidFrom Cardinals for Israel:

Come join Cardinals for Israel, as we welcome Bassem Eid, a Muslim Palestinian humans rights activist and political analyst. Eid is the founder of the Jerusalem based Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Organization. He is an outspoken advocate not only for Palestinian rights, but also for peace between Palestinians and Israelis. All are welcome. Typhoon will be served :)

Date: Wednesday, February 22
Time: 6PM
Place: PAC004

Barbara Held at Wesleyan

cfaFrom the CFA

Barbara Held is a flutist, composer, and sound artist who lives in Barcelona, Spain. She has commissioned and performed a very personal body of new repertoire for flute by both Spanish and American composers, including Professor of Music Ronald Kuivila’s “Electric Wind” and John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Emeritus Alvin Lucier’s “Self Portrait.” She has a continuing interest in composing with the sensuality of the rhythm between sound and image.

Date: Tuesday, February 21
Time: 9PM
Place: World Music Hall

Rho Epsilon Pi Rush

repRho Ep wants you to rush:

Come meet Wesleyan’s only female identifying sorority, Rho Epsilon Pi, in our Spring 2017 Rush Process. We will be having many events throughout the next two weeks. Follow our Facebook page for the schedule of events and for more information

Find out more from the Facebook event!

Date: Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 26

BeTheArt: SOC Art Show

betheartFrom Ujamaa:

Ujamaa’s Black History Month Presents it’s BeTheArt Showcase dedicated to the creative students of color either displaying their visual work or grand performances. This is dedicated to platform for students to be seen and heard and all are welcome to support and have fun! The open reception is on the 23rd, but the work will stay in the gallery for the weekend of the 24th-26th of February. Thank you and please do come and witness the performances on opening night!

Date: Thursday, February 23
Time: 4-9PM
Place: Zilkha Gallery

Check your meal plan progress with the Points Calculator!

spring 2017 points calc

Now that we’re 27 days into the spring semester, you’ve probably had enough time to set up an eating routine, whether that’s anywhere from 0-2 Usdan meals a day or always getting takeout from Weswings or ordering all your food bulk and never leaving your house. And with co-op swipe day coming up this Wednesday, it’s probably a good time to make sure you’re on track with your meal plan.

Wesleying’s Points Calculator is here to help! Just click on the meal plan you have, enter how many meals and/or points you have left, and it should tell you if you’re using more or less than a projected weekly value. (Spring break isn’t being counted, so if you’re going to be here, plan on leaving some extra points for those two weeks.) You can check how many meals and points you have left here.

As always, if this points calc isn’t working, email staff[at]wesleying[dot]org to let us know. Happy eating!

Artful Lunch Series—Sharifa Lookman ’17

A message from Randi Plake in the Office of University Communications:

One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a presentation by Sharifa Lookman ’17 about her favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy homemade cookies and conversation following the talk.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 23rd
Time: 12:10 p.m.
Place: Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room, 301 High Street

Film Series: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

1965. USSR. Dir: Sergei Parajanov. With Ivan Mykolaichuk. 97 min. 35mm print.


This subversive Soviet-era gem weaves Ukrainian folklore into a tragic story of obsession and sorcery. Filled with haunting portraits of the rural countryside and feverish, frenetic camerawork, the film’s unique visual language was so innovative and rebellious that Parajanov found himself blacklisted from Soviet cinema.

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

WESU DJ Training Interest Meeting

Screen Shot 2017-02-17 at 4.54.18 PMFrom Julia Berard ’17:

Interested in radio? Want to learn how to record, edit, and produce? Come check out Wesleyan’s free-form radio station at an interest meeting this Sunday, February 19th at 4pm in PAC001!

Attendance at this meeting is not mandatory for completing DJ training but if you’re interested in getting involved with the station, try to make it! If you can’t make it but still want to join WESU this semester, email me at personnel[at]wesufm[dot]org.

Date: 2/19/17
Time: 4:00pm
Place: PAC002