Maia Golden ’17 writes in:
Calling all singers, actors, drag queens, rocks stars, and musical queers! This is a 2 actor rock musical/concert, and we need your help to bring its gender-bending-glam-rock glory to life!
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a 2 person rock musical which takes place entirely at Hedwig’s (and her band, The Angry Inch’s) concert. It’s beautiful, sexy, fun, punk, glam, and everything in between. Written by a Wes alum :o Stephen Trask ’89 and John Cameron Mitchell, this little show has some big ideas about theatricality, gender, pop, punk, rock, and roll, and we want YOU to come audition for it!
WHAT WE’D LIKE FROM YOU:
-16-32 bars of a rock song of your choice!
-An optional 1-2 minute monologue of your choice (sides will be provided)
-A little familiarity with the show–literally just skim the wikipedia.
SIGN UP FOR A TIME:
Walk ins are welcome too, you may just have to wait a second longer. Sign up for a slot here.
***THIS SHOW IS GOING UP AS A WINTER INTENSIVE. WE WILL REHEARSE OVER WINTER BREAK (not all of it, don’t worry) AND PUT IT UP WHEN WE GET BACK TO SCHOOL NEXT SEMESTER***
If you have questions, comments, concerns, or jokes, please direct them to:
Maia Golden – mnellessager[at]wesleyan[dot]edu
Cheyanne Williams ’17 – ctwilliams[at]wes
Chloe Briskin ’18 – cbriskin[at]wes
Simon Korn ’18 – skorn[at]wes
Nola Werlinich ’17 – nwerlinich[at]wes
Yours in aesthetic solidarity.
Date: Friday and Saturday, October 14-15
Time: 5-7PM and 4-6PM respectively
Where: Boger Hall Room 114
Facebook Event Here
From Christina Sickinger ’18:
Join Provost and Professor of Economics Joyce Jacobsen for a
roundtable discussion of Gender Economics. Gender Economics is a field
of Economics drawing from Gender Studies, Sociology, and other
Professor Jacobsen will enlighten us all about some of the most
pressing and pertinent topics of the field – women in the economy,
gender differences in behavior and decision-making, the economics of
the family. Then, we’ll open it up to discussion and questions!
**Lunch will be provided!**
This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and the
Female Economists of Wesleyan, with additional support from the
departments of Economics and FGSS.
Date: Wednesday, October 21th
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: ALLB311 – Top floor of Allbritton!
Facebook: Event page
From Kevin Winnie ’16:
This event, taking place on Saturday May 2nd, will focus on the underrepresentation of women in United States politics. Several female politicians from varying levels of government will speaking about their experience in the political sphere. Following the speakers (3 – 5 PM), there will be a catered dinner (5 – 7 PM).
Seating is limited, PLEASE RSVP AT femalevoice.eventbrite.com
Speakers will include:
Rosa DeLauro, U.S. Representative of Connecticut’s 3rd Congressional District
Toni Boucher, Connecticut State Senator of the 26th District
Dominique Thornton, Former Mayor of Middletown
Susan Bysiewicz, Former Connecticut Secretary of State
Sidney Powell, attorney and author of “Licensed to Lie”
and Wesleyan’s very own Professor Sarah Williarty who will be giving a special academic perspective
Please join this on this special occasion to celebrate as well as discuss the role of women in politics. Food will be served during our reception.
Supported by the Government Department, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Public Affairs Center, American Studies Department, History Department, and Feminism, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Date: Saturday, May 2
Time: Speakers 3:00 – 5:00, Dinner 5:00 – 7:00
Place: Daniel Family Commons
Gwendolyn Rosen ’15 writes in:
The second event of the Social Death and Survival: Race/Sex/Gender/Vulnerability Series.
Come to continue discussing social death with Dr. Lisa Marie Cacho’s lecture, “Lawful Injustice: Punishing ‘Status Crimes’ Without Penalty.” Dr. Cacho is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is the author of “Social Death: Racialized Rightlessness and the Criminalization of the Unprotected.”
Date: Thursday, March 26th
Time: 4:15-5:30 PM
Place: PAC 001
NYC artist D’hana Perry will be performing LOOSE, an improvisational video/music piece involving dj’ing, remixing, and conversations with other gender non-conforming people of color.
This event is at 6:30 on Friday the 25th in the Daniel Family Commons (third floor of the Usdan building), free, and open to everyone. Come ready to think/dance!
LOOSE is an autobiographical examination of how gender expression, and racial identity affect each other when we navigate public space. Conversations with other gender non-conforming people of color are captured and turned into a live documentary performance that also blends the practices DJ remixing techniques and live video mixing. It explores a concept of remixing as: 1) a process of mental and physical image appropriation and 2) a mode of existence and survival, which turn everyday interactions into a creative act. LOOSE is designed to be improvisational. No two performances are the same.
D’hana Perry is a DJ, event creator and a recent recipient of an MFA candidate in Media Art from Emerson College. Their work explores liminal identity construction, gender/racial performance and self-expression. For more about their other work, check out chubrubproductions.com.
Date: Friday, April 25
Time: 6:30-8 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons
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.
The first in a series on the on-campus intersections of gender, race, and music performance
If I could conduct a survey about gender and music performance, it would go something like this:
- How old were you when you began playing music?
- What instrument(s) did you start playing at a young age?
- What instruments did you pick up as you got older?
- When was the last time you performed in public?
My questionable pollster skills notwithstanding, I would guess that the results would look something like this: started playing piano/trombone/oboe at age 6/7/8, picked up guitar/bass/synth at age 15, etc. According to my hypothesis, a gender divide wouldn’t start to show until Question 2–for the lucky ones who got an early start in musical education, our instrument choices would probably follow a gendered pattern: with a few exceptions, boys generally chose saxophones and baritone horns while girls chose flutes and oboes. By the time everyone quit band in high school, many boys got their hands on guitars and drum kits and began performing at school functions and family parties. And the girls learned guitar in their rooms, and never played in public again, unless under the influence of alcohol. The end?
Tomorrow (Thursday) from 7 – 9 PM in Bennett (long live Fauver) Lounge, Rosy Capron ’14 and Brendan O’Donnell ’14 will be facilitating the final Privilege and Policy at Wesleyan discussions. The topic this week will be sex, gender, and relationships at Wesleyan.
Things that might come up include male-female ratios of faculty and students in different departments, treatment of male vs. female sports teams, gendered spaces (bathrooms, program houses, Greeks) on campus, the queer community, the privileging of males over females in admissions, services provided (or not provided, or costs not covered) at the Health Center for trans* students, treatment of queer students by faculty, staff, and students, sexual assault, and anything else you would like to discuss.
Please join us this evening for the discussion!
Date: Thursday Nov 7
Time: 7PM to 9PM
Bennett Freshman Fauver Lounge
You might hear the terms “sex” and “gender” tossed around quite a bit at Wesleyan— but why exactly do these continue to be such pressing issues in our country’s public sphere? Alanna Greco ’13 invites you to, perhaps, find out why, as the 26th annual Diane Weiss memorial explores this topic :
The Diane Weiss ’80 Memorial Lecture is an annual FGSS lecture that
the family of one of the first Women’s Studies majors at Wesleyan
endowed in her memory. This year, “Sex, Gender and Public Life”
explores both why sex and gender remain such persistent issues in the
U.S. public sphere, and also why they remain persistently separated
from issues of government and economics in that same public
Date: Tuesday, April 16
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Pac 001
Emily Jones ’14 invites you to put on your thinking caps:
Have you ever thought about the ways in which gender works in our world? What about in fantasy worlds? Join us for an informal conversation on the role of gender, feminism, and the digital age in adventure and fantasy novels from the 19th century to today.
This event is part of Alice in Wonderland Week at ADP and is funded by the Adelphic Educational Fund.
Date: Today, Tues Feb 12th
Place: Alpha Delta Phi