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Mass Incarceration Spring Break Lobby Weekend Info Session

From Caroline Monahan ’16:

This spring break, work to end mass incarceration.

Come to 41 Wyllys Room 113 for an info session on a Wesleyan lobbying trip to DC from March 12-15. On this trip led by Wes for Peace, we’ll lobby our Congress members with over 200 other college students on the Sentencing Reforms and Corrections Act of 2015 (http://fcnl.org/events/slw/FCNL_SentAct2015_Sum.pdf).

Come lobby with us. Tell your representatives to make the right choice about mass incarceration. Come find out more at our info session, or email cmonahan[at]wesleyan[dot]edu if you can’t make it.

“We could choose to be a nation that extends care, compassion, and concern to those who are locked up and locked out or headed for prison before they are old enough to vote. We could seek for them the same opportunities we seek for our own children; we could treat them like one of “us.” We could do that. Or we can choose to be a nation that shames and blames its most vulnerable, affixes badges of dishonor upon them at young ages, and then relegates them to a permanent second-class status for life.”
— Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow

Date: Monday, February 15
Time: 8:00 – 9:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 113

Lobby in Hartford for Financial Aid

Via all-campus email and the WSA blog:

Are you on financial aid, know someone on financial aid, or just benefit from the kind of community created by students of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds? Want to fight to keep financial aid for college students in Connecticut? Come to the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges’ (CCIC) student lobby day.

The event, held on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the State Capitol in Hartford, will allow students from all over Connecticut to reiterate to the state legislators the importance of maintaining financial assistance for Connecticut students going to private colleges in the State.

What: Student Lobby Day on Financial Aid
Where: The State Capitol in Hartford
When: Wednesday, April 15, 11am – 1pm

If interested, please contact Frank Kuan (fkuan@wesleyan.edu) or Sylvie Stein ’12 (sstein01@wesleyan.edu) by Monday, April 13, 2009.