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Challah for Hunger

Looking for a Sunday evening snack? FYI, the “Acts of Advocacy” mentioned include using materials for advocacy and letter-writing. From Miranda Katz ’15:

Come buy Challah for Hunger in Olin tonight! We’ll be selling plain ($5) and apple cinnamon ($7) loaves from 7-9. If you complete an Act of Advocacy, you get $1 off! All proceeds go to aid in Darfur and local hunger relief efforts.

Date: Tonight, October 7th
Time: 7-9pm
Place: Olin Lobby
Cost: $4-7

Students for Staff Petition

Upon hearing about some questionable labor rights issues raised during the blackout, a group of concerned students organized to address both immediate and long-term, systemic issues highlighted by this emergency. You may have heard about some of the fruits of these working groups, including the student-run food drive and childcare.

We also wrote up a Call to Action, which you can read after the break, that highlights what we see as the main issues and the first steps that we hope the administration will take to fix the gaping holes in the fair treatment of hourly staff, especially during times of crisis. Please click HERE to sign the petition (if you haven’t already).
Please forward widely and sign by Monday (tomorrow)! Click here to look at the process that led to the Call to Action. Thank you!

Relay for Life Info Session

Submitted by Ann Wheeler ’12:

“Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.”

To learn more about Wes Relay, visit our website. If you are interested in helping plan Wesleyan’s 3rd annual Relay, attend one of the following two info sessions and find out how to get involved:

  • Monday, September 19th at 9pm in Usdan 110
  • Wednesday, September 21st at 7pm in Usdan 114

Hope to see you there!

  • Date: Monday, September 19;  Wednesday, September 21
  • Time: 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM;  7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Place: Usdan 110;  Usdan 114
  • Cost: Free!

Challah for Hunger Sale TONIGHT

Cassie Garvin ’14 wants you to eat and save lives.

Come buy challah at Olin! The proceeds go to aid in Darfur. We will be selling plain challah for $5 and apple cinnamon for $7. If you complete an Act of Advocacy, you will get a $1 discount. Come and buy some! They are delicious and it is for an very important cause!

Date:   April 10 – April 10
Time:   7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place:  Olin

Rally for Collective Bargaining Rights and a New Vision

On Wednesday, March 30th, the Connecticut Community is rallying in New Haven to challenge the view that state and city budgets must be balanced on the back of the people and their standard of living.

This rally is in part a solidarity rally but there is also a big push going on for take backs against dining service workers in the public school systems. We want to show that Connecticut will fight back just as hard as labor and allies in Wisconsin.

We invite and encourage you to come demonstrate for a different vision of what our economic plan should be. If you believe in the labor movement it time to stand up!

For further information and details of transportation from Meriden, please contact Connie Holt from UNITE HERE at 203-586-8414 or Sue Silvestro, a Wesleyan Bon Appetit worker and union steward, at 860-575-8114 or silvestro217(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Date: Wednesday, March 30
  • Time: 5:30 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Place: 425 College Street, New Haven, CT
  • Cost: Free