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The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign Alternative Spring Break Info Sess

Ross “Rosendo” Levin ’15 is really freakin awesome and extends the opportunity to be awesome to you:

An experience of learning by living, communal living, anti-poverty organizing and bridging barriers through dialogue and action in one of the poorest urban neighborhoods in the country. The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign is a nationwide, multiracial movement that does everything from organizing marches to defending families from evictions to occupying vacant land to grow food. This is not some cushy non-profit. The group is led by the poor and people of color. For decades, in various incarnations, they’ve been working to ensure, as the name suggests, that their basic human rights are met and taking care of each other when society doesn’t. From March 10 to 17, students will have the opportunity to live in the home of a member of PPEHRC in Philadelphia, PA and participate in anti-poverty organizing classes and actual anti-poverty organizing, ranging from knocking on doors to home takeovers.

There will be two informal info sessions to talk more about the details, costs (not very expensive at all), and whatever else you’d like to know.

INFO SESSION One
12pm-1pm, Friday, February 15
41 Wyllys, Room 114
INFO SESSION 2
5pm-6pm, Wednesday, February 20
41 Wyllys, Room 114

SHOFCO Summer Institute Info Session

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From beautiful bombshell/SHOFCO princess Maeve Russell ’14, whose blonde locks are a sign that she is a goddess sent to us from the heavens:

SPEND YOUR SUMMER WITH SHOFCO!The Institute is a highly competitive program that provides deeply motivated and civic-minded college students with on-the-ground experience teaching at The Kibera School for Girls (KSG) in Nairobi, Kenya. KSG is a free school for girls in the Kibera slum, one of the largest slums in Africa.

COME TO THE INFO SESSION FROM 12-1 IN RM 115 IN 41 WYLLYS (AKA THE SQUASH COURTS)! Students from last year’s Summer Institute will be there to share their experiences, give helpful advice, and answer questions! ALL ARE WELCOME!
Date: Tomorrow, February 1st
Time: 12pm
Place: 45 Wyllys Room 115

The Jaded Basil Seeks Submissions

The lovely Kristen Raddatz ’13 brings a super spiffy writing opportunity to you all:

The Jaded Basil wants your creative writing!

We are Wesleyan’s new online literary magazine, and we publish fiction of any kind – all literary styles, genres, subjects, and forms are welcome. We publish monthly issues, and we update our blog regularly with random goodness that we find on the interwebs. Our goal as a literary magazine is to provide Wes writers with an opportunity to work one-on-one with an experienced editor, improve their writing, and see their work published. Also, of course, to delight and stretch the imagination. You can find us HERE.

ROLLING SUBMISSIONS! Send your brilliant writing to: thejadedbasil(at)gmail(dot)com.

Date: Now
Deadline: Never (YAY ROLLING SUBMISSIONS)
Website: The Most Jaded of Basils

SHOFCO Benefit Brunch @ Brew Bakers

From Ari Fishman ’13:

Do you like brunch? Are you getting sick of Usdan? Do you want to help girls in Kenya become more empowered and educated?

If you answered yes to any and all of these questions, join us Saturday, November 3rd for brunch at Brew Bakers to support SHOFCO. 10% of all proceeds go to Shining Hope for Communities.

THERE WILL BE LIVE MUSIC AROUND LUNCHTIME FROM SOME OF THE CHILLEST AND ILLEST CAMPUS MUSICIANS like…Mel Hsu, Andrew Zingg, Jason Katz, Kelly Lee, Gabe Greenberg, and maybe even Emma Daniels!

Click here learn more about SHOFCO.

Date: Saturday, November 3
Time: 7am-5pm
Place: Brew Bakers (169 Main St)

UCAB’s Bi-Annual Music & S’mores

 It’s that time again, friends. Music, Marshmallows, Chocolate, Graham Crackers, S’mores, Redundancy—we’ll have it all this Thursday.

The bands Men With Bad Manners and The Rooks each will be playing a set while you get your s’mores on and hang out with your friends. The event is free, including the raffle to win some delectable prizes. So what are you doing this Thursday? Charring some marshmallow fluff and rocking out—that’s what.

Date: Thursday, May 3rd
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: Outside Usdan
Cost: Free!