The final First Friday program, sponsored by the Center for Community Partnerships, will feature the students in Ron Schatz’s Middletown History service-learning course. The event will take place on Friday, May 10th at 4:30 PM in Room 004 of Wesleyan’s Allbritton Center, located at 222 Church St. All Wesleyan and Middletown community members are welcome to attend.
The students presenting and their subjects are as follows:
- Ross Levin ’15: the 1912 strike at Russell Manufacturing Company
- Earl Lin ’15: Mayor Stephen Bailey’s urban renewal plan
- Adam Marcu ’13: the workmen in Portland’s brownstone quarries
- Kyle Roosa ’13: late 19th-century Middletown philanthropy
- Zachary Vinci ’15: Middletown’s patriots in the Revolutionary War
- Yanru Wang ’13: the establishment of Middletown High School in the 1840s
Not to be confused with the Brooklyn Museum’s “First Saturdays” series, Dana Pellegrino ’12 sends word of a talk that is not sponsored by Target:
CCP’s First Friday is a talk series open to all members of the greater Middletown community that takes place on the first Friday of every month. This Friday’s talk concerns environmental policies and actions around Middletown. As always…refreshments will be served!
Date: Friday, March 1
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Place: Allbritton 304
Cathy Lechowicz of the Center for Community Partnerships writes in to tell us about a Nicaraguan sign language program, part of the Center’s “First Fridays”:
Where does language come from? The story of Nicaraguan Sign Language with Professor Anna Shusterman
Nicaraguan Sign Language is a relatively new language that emerged a little over 30 years ago. The dramatic story of the birth of this language includes disease, revolution, and the simple desire of children to communicate with each other. Professor Anna Shusterman will talk about the birth of NSL and the rapid change that has taken place in the language over the last few years. Professor Shusterman will also discuss some current research to illustrate what NSL is teaching us about the nature of language, thought, and human communication.
Date: Friday, Feb. 6
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: Center for Community Partnerships (167 High St.)
Also, the deadline for 100 Projects for Peace applications is tomorrow at 5:00 PM. All information can be found here.