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UOC Infoshop/Anti-Oppression Library Call for Submissions

A message from Alexandra Ricks ’16:

Call for Submissions to the University Organizing Center Infoshop/Anti-Oppression Library located at 190 High Street!

The Infoshop Preservation Society (IPS) is a new student group tasked with the restoration and maintenance of the UOC Infoshop and Anti-Oppression Library. We’re in the process of cleaning up and improving upon the Infoshop space located at the back of the UOC and looking for submissions to add to Wesleyan’s only dedicated anti-oppression library (soon to be a great workspace as well!).

Got any pamphlets, zines, books, posters, photographs, music, movies, periodicals, maps, art, artifacts, etc. you would like to share with the Wesleyan community? Donate or lend them to the University Organizing Center’s infoshop, a library of radical literature that’s open to everyone!

There is a submission box by the front door of the UOC. Got a lot to donate? Let us know and we can pick it up right from your door!!

If you don’t have anything you would like to submit but would like to read about anti-oppression or DIY projects check out the infoshop, on the first floor of the UOC (190 High Street, between Beta and Eclectic).

Or if you are interested in getting involved in the group organizing the infoshop, send us an email at: infoshop-glist[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: before spring break!
Place: The University Organizing Center (190 High St)

 

Q&A with Ian MacKaye

I totally meant for that title to rhyme. ian mckaye

Frank Fineis ’13 and our Dearest Leader Zach Schonfeld ’13 has the latest in hardcore music-related Wesleyan events, as always. But this one is actually pretty awesome:

Ian MacKaye is the famously uncompromising former frontman of Fugazi and Minor Threat, current co-member (with his partner Amy Farina) of The Evens, and the founder of DC-based DIY label Dischord Records. He comes to shed wisdom on Wesleyan a few months after the release of The Evens’ latest album, The Odds—and shortly after the tenth anniversary of Fugazi’s hiatus. If you have even the slightest interest in hardcore, 1990s American indie underground, or DIY music industry ethics, this one’s worth your while.

This event is free and open to the public, so arrive early. It will also be entirely question-and-answer format, so please bring questions for Mr. MacKaye.

Before you go, you should probably enjoy some essential, required listening.

Date: Wednesday, February 27th
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: CFA Hall
Cost: Free!
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DIY Collective First Meeting


Anonymous Not A Mouse ’13 writes in with word of a new student group:

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Date: Sunday, February 24th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: UOC (190 High Street)

Hewitt Students Fix Water Fountain… With Gardening Hose

For those who live on the third floor of Hewitt 8, a water fountain is not something to be taken for granted. For over a year, the residents’ water fountain has been out of commission, with no plan in sight as to when it will be fixed. Despite numerous attempts and a phone campaign led by Sivan Battat ’15 earlier this year, no progress has been made.

Enter Hewitt 8 Plumbing Co. ’15, an unofficial duo who wishes to remain anonymous.

“We had a Swiss army knife and a hammer, and figured the issue was worth a little bit of exploration, states one of the sophomores. “So we unscrewed a few things, took in some asbestos, and figured out if you turn a few nozzles and poke at the right angles, you can stabilize the [water] motor which is definitely important I imagine.”

The real problem, however, was a matter of connecting the filter, the motor, and a funny little thing called the ‘shutoff’ to a non-existent metal fountain (officially known as a bubbler).

Submit to Emergence Infoshop

Got any DIY/radical media? Help Emergence Infoshop get started:

the emergence infoshop is a newly reclaimed space on the wesleyan university campus that will offer a variety of resources to the surrounding community
…that includes YOU!

emergence will have a zine library and will also be the new home of the anti-oppression library.
emergence is only in its larval stage, but will be located inside the University Organizing Center at 190 high street. as well as having scheduled hours open for reading/borrowing and just hanging out, the space can be used for workshops, meetings, craft projects, and more.
emergence can emerge with YOUR help.

SO…
ever made a zine?
have any other d.i.y. and/or radical and/or anti-oppression media that’s collecting dust on your shelf/under your bed?
emergence wants it!

you can donate or lend zines, books, movies, posters, periodicals, music, maps, art, and whatever else you think should be accessible to everyone in your community.

just send an e-mail to submityourlit(at)gmail(dot)com
and set up a time for at-your-door pick-up service!

[if you want to take stuff back for summer/when you graduate/next week/whenever, that’s perfectly fine.]

stay tuned for more updates on the emergence of emergence!

Wesleyan Student Craft Fair Meeting

Allison Kadin ’09, Molly Alexander ’09, Amy Louie ’09 send in in fo about a Student Craft Fair meeting tonight:

This meeting is:

  • for anyone who is interested in organizing, giving their input, learning more.
  • not mandatory if you want to participate, but we encourage and welcome anyone who wants to help with planning.

Please email wes.diy.fair(at)gmail(dot)com if you have any questions and tell anyone else that you think may be interested. Hope to see you there!

When: Monday, February 2nd at 8pm (tonight!)
Where: UsdanB25 (the multi-purpose room on the ground floor).