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Third Root Workshops

We are told by Lex Horan ’10 that there will be two events tomorrow about healthcare:

“Jacoby Ballard and Romina Rodriguez-Crosta, practitioners from Third Root Community Health Center in Brooklyn, are coming to Wesleyan to facilitate two workshops. Stop by the Science Center this Wednesday for either or both workshops!

Access to Healthcare = Access to Health, Wellbeing, and Justice (4:15, Exley 137)
The national dialogue concerning healthcare concerns access to emergency care, but not actually maintaining good health in an ongoing, holistic, daily way. Additionally, the holistic care that does exist is expensive and out of touch with local communities and does not address systems of oppression that hold this care out of reach for specific groups of people. In this popular education workshop (based on the principles and pedagogy of Paulo Freire), Third Root cooperative members will discuss their model of providing accessible, empowering, and collaborative healthcare to communities in the Flatbush neighborhood.

Empowered Trans Healthcare (8:00, Woodhead Lounge)
Holistic care here we come! This is a workshop for trans and gender non-conforming folks and allies who want to know how to better care for trans bodies as we go through surgeries, hormones, and other treatments. Doctors tell trans people that we are at risk for osteoporosis, high blood pressure, liver disease, and possibly cancer, but they don’t actually tell us what we can do about it! We will discuss herbs, foods, and concrete methods of how to use them (oils, tinctures, teas, etc) to care for trans bodies at various points of medical and social transition.

These events are sponsored by the Adelphic Educational Fund, WesWell, Campus Progress, Open House, and April [Awareness Month?]”

What: Healthcare workshops
When: 4:15 and 8:00
Where: Exley 137 and Woodhead Lounge, respectively

Check out thirdroot.org for more about the organization.

Supporting the Troops

Alexander Furnas ’11 sends in:

Supporting the Troops from a Progressive Perspective
Discussion Panel w/ Food!
followed by a film screening of Body of War

The panel will feature: Joshua Kors, highly acclaimed investigative reporter for the Nation, who covers military and veterans’ issues; Ra’ed Jarrar, an Iraqi national and political analyst and activist currently based in Washington DC, working with AFSC’s Iraq Program; Elvin Lim, Professor of Government at Wesleyan University, political commentator, and author of The Anit-Intellectual Presidency and Arielle Fleisher, Events Associate for Campus Progress.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


Body of War is an intimate and transformational feature documentary about the true face of war today. Meet Tomas Young, 25 years old, paralyzed from a bullet to his spine – wounded after serving in Iraq for less than a week. Body of War is Tomas’ coming home story as he evolves into a new person, coming to terms with his disability and finding his own unique and passionate voice against the war.
What: Discussion and Film Screening
Where: Exley Science Center 150 (the big auditorium)
When: 4:00pm, Saturday Nov. 15, film screening starts at 6:00

facebook event
Sponsored by Campus Progress

Epic Battle: WesDems vs. WesRepublicans


Campus Progress brings you a wild event full of… debating between the Wesleyan Democrats and the Wesleyan Republicans! A variety of topics will be discussed, including America’s place in the world.

What: Debate between WesDems and WesRepublicans
When: Friday April 18th, 3:30 pm
Where: Olin Library Lobby

Campus Progress meeting moved

Katie daCruz ’11 writes:

Campus Progress has had to move their first meeting on Thursday at 8:00 from the Nic Lounge to the Fauver Lounge. But don’t let that stop you from showing up. The Fauver Lounge is just as cool.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 28
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Fauver Lounge

Campus Progress Meeting

Katie daCruz ’11 writes in to tell us about a meeting for Campus Progress:

Campus Progress, part of the Center for American Progress, works to help young people make their voices heard on issues that matter. Through an online magazine and student publications, public events, and grassroots issue campaigns, Campus Progress acts to empower new progressive leaders nationwide as they develop fresh ideas, communicate in new ways, and build a strong progressive movement.

And Wesleyan students have just started a Campus Progress group right on our campus!! We will be having our inaugural meeting this Thursday, 8pm at the Nic Lounge to start planing our future. If you like progressive ideas….come meet us!

Wanted: Campus Progress Representative

Thomas Coen ’07, now working at Campus Progress, sends in this opportunity for campus activists:

Campus Progress has a network of over 140 student representatives from across the country, who do everything from planning events (film screenings, panel discussions, debates, etc) on their campuses to working on our issue campaigns. Right now, our students are working on a range of national campaigns including global warming, college affordability, Iraq, and free exchange on campus. To apply to be a CP Student Rep, please visit this site.

We really need some more reps at Wesleyan, so activists out there, you should all totally apply! The deadline is August 10th.

Contact me with any questions: tcoen(at)americanprogress.org