An invitation courtesy of Rémy Hatfield-Gardner ’17:
IT’S THE FIRST CONSENT BLACKLIGHT PARTY OF THE YEAR! Tonight is the night to get down WITH CONSENT.
Featuring DJs from these groups:
10:30-11: Rocky Horror Picture Show
11-11:30: RAW (Rap Assembly at Wesleyan)
On Friday the 10th from 1 to 4, we will be selling glow sticks in Usdan. Proceeds will benefit Let’s Be Clear, an organization promoting consent education. Four glowsticks for $4.
REMINDER: Perpetrators are not welcome at this event. If you feel unsafe or uncomfortable at any point during the party, please contact the hosts.
Date: Saturday, February 11th
Time: 10:00pm – 1:00am
Place: Alpha Delta Phi Grotto
Lex Spirtes ’17 writes in:
Have you experienced sexual violence at Wesleyan? Share your experiences, feedback, thoughts and ideas about sexual violence prevention, support and response with the Victim Rights Law Center!!
RSVP by 12pm Wednesday to Alysha Warren, awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu!!
Date: Thursday, February 9th
Place: Woodhead lounge (Exley)
How to participate: RSVP by Wednesday at noon to Alysha Warren (awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)
Almost three years ago exactly, I showed up to my first Eclectic concert, as a wide-eyed, naive pre-frosh, a total stranger to the “college music scene.” There was loud, thrashy music coming from the ballroom, where a small crowd was gathered. While dancing wildly around with all these strange older cool college kids, I thought to myself, “Wow! I am actually doing this. I am a skinny, lanky dude moshing! And it feels great! And I should totally come here and do this more!” And the rest was, as they say, history.
Come eat pizza and talk about sex! We will be watching this TED talk and discussing the language we use around sex at Wesleyan and we might make the Wesleyan sex scene more positive, healthy, and sexy. Large quantities of pizza will provided, not metaphorically.
Place: Allbritton 311
Billy Donnelly ’15 appreciates your consent:
Students for Consent and Communication will be having our first meeting of the year this Thursday at 4:15 PM in Room 113 of 41 Wyllys!
This will be an informational meeting where we’ll briefly explain the club and our goals and discuss our plans for the upcoming semester.
Come join us in our fight against rape culture on campus!
Date: Thursday, September 19th
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 113
An invitation to rave from JT Falcone ‘14.5:
Alpha Delta Phi and Womanist House present a rave with a conscience. No, really. And it’s free too. Come and support safe spaces on campus by dancing. It’s that simple.
Date: Friday, 9/13
Location: The Grotto (Basement of Alpha Delta Phi, 185 High Street)
Last October, a former student (under the pseudonym of “Jane Doe”) filed a federal lawsuit against Beta Theta Pi fraternity, the Baird Association (which owns Beta’s house), and Wesleyan University. The lawsuit alleged that Wesleyan had failed to abide by Title IX law through failure to “warn or otherwise take corrective action” against the fraternity that could have prevented the assault on the student that occurred in Beta two years prior.
The case accumulated significant attention in national media (as well as, uh, me), especially when it came to light that lawyers for Beta were attempting to force the survivor to reveal her identity.
Welcome to utopia! Er, sorta. Well, not really. Actually not at all. Like all the world, good old Wesleyan is plagued with many social ills. Some are more intractable than others, some more terrible than others. I am not here to pass judgment. I am here only to give you the quick run-down on
all most of the things people at Wes have been getting upset about of late. To avoid showing favoritism I put these in random order (literally). Please feel free to add/question/editorialize in the comments below.
This is the Wrath Update. First up:
At Wes, University Policy prohibits the use of chalk “on sidewalks or buildings.” For many students — though definitely not all — this constitutes a violation of the right to free speech and the battle over the chalking policy has raged fiercely for over a decade. On the 3rd of October 2002, then-President Doug Bennet ’59 put forth a moratorium on Wesleyan’s storied tradition of chalking, a moratorium which was theoretically temporary but was never lifted. In those days, you could spend an hour reading chalkings on the hundred-yard walk from PAC to what’s now Usdan. Chalking was primarily used as an empowerment medium for the queer community, but, of course, a few individuals took things a little too far. I do not need to get into the details; you go to Wesleyan so you can imagine it. We still occasionally witness hateful and hurtful public messages around campus.
Coming at you from the world’s sexiest peer health educator, Jeanne McPhee ’13:
The annual quest for sexual health knowledge and prizes comes at you tomorrow at lunch in Usdan.
Race a buddy in a condom race, learn how to guard yourself from stalkers, and take photos using sexy consent phrases. Along the way, collect prizes and give-a-ways from each of the tables scattered around Usdan. If you visit all of the stations, you will be entered into a drawing to win a high end sex toy like this
, or this!
Come join us, you sexy folk you.
Date: Thursday, April 25
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Place: Usdan Tables
For more on condom usage at Wesleyan, read this.