Tag Archives: justice

Film Series: Do the Right Thing

1989. USA. Dir: Spike Lee. With Ossie Davis, Danny Aiello. 120 min.


In this panorama of a predominantly Black community in Brooklyn, Lee himself plays a delivery man for an Italian-American pizzeria owner. Entangled in the looming racial tensions (and confrontational shot/reverse shots), he soon finds himself at the center of an escalating conflict on the hottest day of the year.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Food Justice Student Forum Info Session

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Rachel Eisman ’16 writes in:

Ever wondered what’s really in your Usdan grilled cheese? Or what it took to get that vegan apple crisp onto your plate? Join us this Thursday to learn more about the “Food Justice and Sustainability at Wesleyan and Beyond” student forum. We’ll talk about food around the world, in the U.S., and on our campus. See ya there…we’ll have food.

Date: Thursday, September 10th — today!
Time: 7:00PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Rm 112

#BlackLivesMatter: Students Respond to Ferguson Verdict

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Beginning at 11AM today, students have gathered in Usdan to push back against the verdict of no indictment for Officer Darren Wilson given last night in Ferguson. Wilson shot and killed an unarmed Michael Brown months ago, leading to protests in Ferguson and across the country. Signs are being held and banners have been dropped in Usdan right before the campus leaves for Thanksgiving break tomorrow.

There have also been messages written around campus, including on Foss Hill and in front of Olin. More images of the movement in Usdan after the break.

Earth Month at Wesleyan and Neighboring Insitutions

From our resident Sustainability Coordinator Jennifer Kleindienst:

Wesleyan is celebrating Earth Month during April with a ton of activities, both on-campus and in the community. You can listen to music at Earth Fest, garden with WILD Wes, hear Juliet Schor ’75 talk about “The Practice of Plenitude,” clean up with NEAT in the North End, watch some movies at the Yale Environmental Film Festival, get local food at the Wesleyan Farmers’ Market, plant a tree, and so much more! See the full schedule here!

Date: All of April
Time: All the time!
Place: All over the place!
Free: Most events are free and open to the public.