Come try out to be part of Wesleyan’s one and only women’s Bollywood dance team – WesMalai!
Auditions will be held on Sunday, Oct 11th in Fayerweather 108! We will be holding two SEPARATE audition times: 2-3pm and 3-4pm. You should only attend ONE timeslot. Come ready to move those fabulous hips!
Date: Sunday, October 11th Time: Either 2:00pm – 3:00pm OR 3:00pm – 4:00pm Place: Fayerweather, room 108 Facebook:Event page here
The Navaratri Festival continues! The CFA invites you to enjoy some excellent Indian dancing and music:
Internationally acclaimed Indian dancer and choreographer Alarmél Valli turns the traditional Bharatanatyam style into subtle, deeply internalized, personal dance poetry in her Connecticut debut at the conclusion of the 39th annual Navaratri Festival.
Date: Sunday, October 11th Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm Place: Crowell Concert Hall (CFA) Cost: $18 general public; $15 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students
The MINDS Foundation is a non-profit started by Wes alumni that promotes a grassroots approach to mental health and neurological disorders in rural India. We believe that mental illness is not just US issue- it is a global issue.
Come by if you want to work with the chapter on campus this semester! We’ll be planning fundraising events and events to promote awareness on campus. We’ll also be discussing our next issue of Headspace, an interdisciplinary journal that looks at mental health issues through a diverse array of artistic and scientific media.
A panel discussion on education and social mobility in India and other developing countries.
Speakers: William Pinch, Professor of History Indira Karamcheti, Associate Professor of American Studies Anthony Keats, Assistant Professor of Economics
Samosas, Pakoras, and Mango Lassi will be served.
Sponsored by IIMPACT
We are a new student group that is dedicated to providing education to young girls of economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds in rural India. Learn how you can help establish a Wesleyan-sponsored school and improve the hygiene standards for students and their families.
Date: Sunday, September 23 Time: 5 pm Place: Usdan B25 (multi-purpose room in basement)
Holi, the Indian Festival of Color, arrived on Foss last Friday for what looks to me like a technicolor Woodstock of bodypainting and smiles. Scroll on for a handful of photos from the event courtesy of Nico Vitti ’12, Jeffrey Price ’13, and Kaitlin DeWilde ’13 (in that order). This post in no way offers comment on the related Usdan flier incident—just a glimpse at the event itself, which shouldn’t go uncelebrated on this blog.
This broadcast is brought to you byAlex Pogosky ’13:
IMPACT India is a new group on campus that is collaborating with an established NGO in New Delhi to help provide education to girls of economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds in rural India, who would not otherwise have such opportunities. Our mission is to fund a Wesleyan-sponsored school that will increase access to primary education for girls between the ages of 6 and 14. We’re also trying to create curricula targeting their personal needs. This will encourage them to become independent thinkers in an intellectually stimulating environment, which will ultimately aid in transforming these communities.
Our first meeting is on Thursday so come on by to hear what we’re hoping to do and share your own ideas! We’re open to any suggestions, and will have yummy Indian desserts!
Great minds think alike, but great MINDS explore volunteering positions in India. Raghu Appasani ’12 has got the details to put you in a Delhi State of MINDS this summer:
Interested in Volunteering in India this Summer? The MINDS Foundation is now accepting applications for its Summer Fellowship Program. There will be 3 separate programs running in June, July, and August. This summer, you can have the chance to implement an art therapy program, or a mental health education program for children in rural India. Have your own research proposal or program in mind? Contact us. We would love to hear from you.
The Fellowship has already received numerous applicants from other institutions, so make sure to apply by February 19th to get into the first round: send your resume and application to Lennox Byer ’12 at lennoxbyer(at)mindsfoundation(dot)org.
E-mail Raghu Appasani ’12 at rappasani(at)mindsfoundation(dot)org with any questions you may have. Here’s the application.