From Alexa Crawford ‘15:
Run for a cause! Help improve health conditions in the slums of
Bangladesh in the 3rd annual 5K for Brighter Dawns! The race will be
around campus, starting at the Usdan Courtyard. Take the race at any
pace; the important thing is getting out there and supporting the
Pre-register online here.
T-shirts, tote bags, and small gifts made by the Bangladeshi residents
of Khalishpur can be purchased at the event, and refreshments will be
provided. Awards will be given out for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
When: Saturday, April 27th, 10am – noon
Where: Starting at Usdan Courtyard
Marisa Guerrero ’15 has a delicious proposition:
Do you love to bake? Think you can create the yummiest cookie ever? In need of a break from midterms? Well you’re in luck!
Next Thursday 3/7, Brighter Dawns is hosting its second annual COOKIE CUP! The Cookie Cup is an event where Wesleyan students can sample dozens of cookies made by a bunch of teams (including yours!) and vote on the most creative/most delicious/most aesthetically appealing, etc. Basically, it’s an excuse for us all to eat our weight in cookies.
Right now, we’re looking for teams – of however many people you want – to bake! Don’t be afraid to get creative with your baked goods. (Last year’s winner was the “Inception Cookie” – a cookie inside a cookie – and it was legendary). Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams!
To sign up a team or receive more information, email sbhalobasha@wes. Even if you are not interested in baking, join us at the Usdan Cafe at dinnertime on Thursday, 3/7 to participate in the eating part of the Cookie Cup! Proceeds benefit Brighter Dawns, an organization that works to improve health conditions in the slums of Bangladesh.
Date: Sign up now, compete on Thursday, 3/7
Time: Contest is from 6-9 pm
Place: Usdan Cafe
Do you have video editing experience without any projects to work on? Alex Irace ’15 wants to fix that:
Brighter Dawns is looking for an experienced video editor to create a video about our mission: to improve health and sanitation in the impoverished communities of Bangladesh. We will provide all the information and media to be included in the video. It’s a great opportunity for anyone pursuing film production and you’ll be supporting a great cause!
Check out the Brighter Dawns website for more information.
If you’re interested, email Alex Irace at airace(at)wes(dot)edu.
Marisa Guerrero ’15 invites you to cookies, as a verb:
Brighter Dawns is a Wesleyan-founded non-profit organization that works to improve health in impoverished communities in Bangladesh. The Wesleyan chapter helps raise awareness and funds about this important cause.
Our general meeting will be held this Monday. New members are always welcome! And if you need more incentive, there will be cookies!
Date: Monday, February 18
Time: 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Place: Usdan 110
From Kerry Nix ’15:
Rally from finals madness by basking in the holiday cheer! Build a gingerbread house, boat, plane, forest, mountain, cattle, anything – show off your gingerbread-crafting skills with your friends and have your creation evaluated by judges from Bon Appetit. The winning team gets a special prize!
The contest will be held Saturday 12/8, by the Usdan stairs during dinner. Proceeds go to Brighter Dawns, a Wesleyan-born nonprofit whose mission is to minimize health disparities in Bangladesh slums.
Entry is $4/person if you pre-register and $5/person if you just show up! To pre-register, email brighterdawns[at]gmail[dot]com.
Date: Saturday, December 8
Time: Brunch hours
Place: By the Usdan stairs
Cost: $4/person pre-registered, $5/person if you show up!
Matthew Donahue ’14 writes in for Sammmmsara on Saturday:
Samsara is the annual South Asian culture show here at Wesleyan, and this year it’s back with a bang! Come join us for fun and laughter as you enjoy a show that combines theater, music, dance and above all, a love for South Asia! This year we are happy to welcome back the nationally acclaimed dance team from Brown Univeristy, Brown Badmaash, to join in our festivities, and we hope to get a big turnout because all of our proceeds will go towards helping provide clean water in the slums of Bangladesh and helping ensure education is universally available in certain provinces of India. Tickets are available at the box office. This is definitely something you WON’T want to miss!
Date: Saturday, Dec. 1
Time: 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
All Proceeds Benefit Brighter Dawns and IIMPACT India
Eat gourmet frozen yogurt and support a non-profit riddled with Wes-alums? Kerry Nix ’15 has got the scoop (er… pile? Whatever you call that shape froyo takes outside the machine?):
Hankering for an excuse to indulge in a fruity and/or chocolatey and/or pumpkiny and/or “tart” heap of deliciousness? Come to Froyo World frozen yogurt lounge on Thursday between 7 and 10pm, and your purchase will support Brighter Dawns, a Wesleyan-born nonprofit! Brighter Dawns’ mission is to minimize health disparities and improve health and sanitation in the slums of Khalishpur, Bangladesh by building wells and latrines, and providing health education. Wow – to eat something delicious and feel GREAT about it. Sounds like a fun way to spend a Thursday evening. Plus, First Lady of Wes and beloved professor Kari Weil will be
joining us at Froyo World. Come on down!
Date: Thursday, November 29th
Place: Froyo World, in Main Street Market
Cost: by the ounce!
Visit: Brighter Dawns online
From Kerry Nix ’15:
Join Brighter Dawns founder Tasmiha Khan ’12 for this fascinating look into post-grad service work and how to sustain a Wesleyan-based nonprofit after graduation. Khan is returning to Wesleyan after an eventful summer that included a trip to the White House to represent Brighter Dawns. Come for a great discussion – and a tasty lassi!
Strawberry lassi will be served!
Date: Tomorrow, November 15
Place: PAC 001
Ari Fishman ’13 beams in:
Homecoming is this weekend; don’t miss out on the awesome events that the Wesleyan chapter of Shining Hope for Communities has planned for you! October 19-20th: Typhoon Fundraiser! October 20th (1:30-2:30pm): WESeminar on Social Entrepreneurship with MINDS and Brighter Dawns!
1) Typhoon (360 Main Street) will be donating 10-15% of all their proceeds made during lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday (October 19th and 20th) to SHOFCO! What an easy way to give back; just take your friends, parents, and visitors down to Main Street for dinner and make a difference in the lives of young Kenyan girls!
2) SHOFCO will be collaborating with MINDS and Brighter Dawns to present the WESeminar for Social Entrepreneurship on Saturday, October 20th from 1:30-2:30 pm at Judd Hall Rm 116! Come learn more about three amazing groups at Wesleyan which are serving the public good all over the world! We will also be selling beautiful bracelets, bags, and kanga, made by Kenyan women through the SHOFCO Women’s Empowerment Program.
We are all implicated in issues of social justice. Carina Kurban’14 is giving you the opportunity to join the discussion:
Come join Brighter Dawns, the MSA, Turath House, and Community Services House as we discuss a social justice issue we often shy away from: Islamophobia. A free Arab dinner will be served and WesDEF will lead the conversations, which will be a great introduction for the relevant programs over homecoming weekend: the play on Friday night and the WESeminar on Saturday morning featuring social activist and survivor Rais Bhuiyan.
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: 200 Church
Cost: Free! And free dinner!