Tag Archives: anti-violence

Circles & Ciphers: Restorative Justice Event

Camila Tili Recalde ’16 writes in:

“Yeah, prisons and police are awful – but what alternative do we have?”
Answer: Restorative Justice!

Join Evan Okun ’13 for a two day Alternatives to Incarceration event led by Circles & Ciphers, a Chicago based restorative justice organization led by young people who are court-, gang-, and DCFS- involved. Participants will experience hip-hop infused peacemaking circles led by young restorative justice professionals from Chicago! The event will conclude with a Slam/Hiphop showcase!

Anti-Violence Workshop
Friday, April 22nd (5-7pm)
200 Church

Restorative Justice Hip-Hop Peace Circle
Saturday 1-3pm
Downey House

Slam/Hip-Hop Show Case
Saturday 8-10pm
Downey House

Dates: Friday, April 22- Saturday, April 23
Times: 5 PM Friday – 10 PM Saturday (See breakdown above)
Places: 200 Church and Downey House

Dinner and Discussion on Sexual Violence at Wes

Sent in by Ari Tolman ’10:

The administrators who were involved in putting on this fall’s Anti-Violence Symposium are interested in hearing from students about what Wesleyan needs to do around issues of sexual violence prevention and response on campus.

Come hang out in WOODHEAD LOUNGE on THURSDAY, NOV. 19TH at 6:30 pm for DINNER and a student discussion space. Share your thoughts and needs! Learn about what resources Wesleyan has and what activism has been happening around these issues.

Facebook event here. Invite your friends, this should be a very important discussion for the campus community.

Date: Nov. 19
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge

Unity Brunch

treeIn conjunction with the anti-violence symposium that is happening this Friday, October 17th, there will be a student space for individuals and members of student organizations to come together to talk about violence and all the ways it manifests itself on this campus. Although the symposium is mostly a response to last May, we want to recognize and talk about the fact that violence, in many forms, happens on this campus everyday.

We’re hoping to leverage the energy around the symposium to create a space in which students on campus who have a stake in anti-violence and anti-oppression work can come together to communicate about the work we’re doing, recognize overlaps, and build coalitions and community.

Date: Saturday, October 18th
Time: 2 -4 pm
Where: Usdan 110
Why: discussion, coalition, Indian food

Day of Remembrance, Violence Prevention, and Healing: A Symposium

From Camara Awkward-Rich ’11:

On Friday October 16th, there will be an anti-violence symposium to address varying issues of violence in relation to the Wesleyan community. It will include workshops, speakers, and a reception that deal with practical responses to, and systemic conceptions of, violence and healing. Please come, and invite your friends!


1 pm – CONVOCATION (Beckham Hall)
Michael Roth, President, Wesleyan University
Dr. Karen Singleton, Director, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Program,
Columbia University

Dr. Suriya Baluch, Director, Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources, and
Education, Princeton University

2 – 3:15 pm – SESSION I
– Personal Safety Awareness (PAC 022)
Former Police Chief of Middletown Lynn Baldoni
– Stalking Awareness and Response (PAC 004)
Middletown Police Department & Wesleyan Public Safety
– Relationship Violence Awareness and Prevention (Usdan 108)
Karen Singleton and Suriya Baluch (see convocation info above)
– Hate Crimes (2:00) and Cultural Awareness (3:30) (PAC 001)
Azekah Jennings, U.S. Dept. of Justice
– Conflict Resolution (PAC 125)
Alex Fernandez, Women & Family Center
– Healing (PAC 107)
Pastor Joan Burnett
– Calling Men: Being an Ally (Usdan 110)
Emily Rothman ’94 and Marc Bergeron, Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health

3:30 – 4:45pm – SESSION II

All workshops will be repeated, with the exception of Hate Crimes (2:00) and
Cultural Awareness (3:30), both in PAC 001

5 – 6pm – “A Call to Action” Closing Reception (Daniel Family Commons)
Beth Ann Morhardt, Prevention & Training Coordinator, CT Sexual Assault Crisis Services