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Eradicate Hate Potluck

From Haenah Kwon ’17:

Hello friends! Wanna talk about hate and love with us while eating amazing food? Middletown Potluck would like you to join us THIS Saturday, March 28th, at 6pm for another great potluck! We’ve planned a potluck devoted to the discussion of experiences and stories of hate, AND how to overcome it. Spend the evening telling your own truth and learning from others! (and eating GREAT food). If you are able to bring something to share, great! If not, we’d love for you to just bring yourself! Lots and lots of love, Your M-town potluck crew.

Date: Saturday, March 28th – tonight!
Time: 6:00pm
Place: St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen
Facebook: EVENT PAGE

In Depth: Middletown Potluck

This is another installment in our series of interviews with student groups at Wesleyan.

I sat down last week with Ari Ebstein ’16 and Yael Horowitz ’17 to talk about the Middletown Potluck group. With a big fundraiser underway and an upcoming potluck (today from 6-8pm!) we had much to talk about with regards to social justice, sharing food, and funding a homeless lockers campaign.

Middletown potluck is a group dedicated to building a community between Middletown residents and Wesleyan students.  Based strongly out of 200 church, the group began spring semester of 2013. Since its inception the group has already hosted six potlucks, each with a certain theme. Ari explained choosing the themes, “In the beginning we didn’t really have any community connections so the first ideas we had were ours. But since then we have really tried to get the Middletown community involved in deciding.  It’s about being able to facilitate dinners and themes that emerge from the community.”

Middletown Potluck Superbowl Snacks

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Tonight Middletown Potluck will be delivering fresh nachos and hummus platters (homemade! the both!) to superbowl parties across campus. Nachos come will FR3$H salsa and the hummus platter with homemade pita chips and baby c@rrotz.

The cause? We’re trying to raise money to buy lockers for Middletown’s homeless population. Homeless people carry all their stuff around on them 24/7 because they have no where to keep it, and as a result of this insecurity, their stuff is frequently stolen or thrown away — all that they own.

The event is pay what you can with a suggested donation of $15. Each plate serves five people.

E-mail middletownpotlock[at]gmail[dot]com with your order, or text it to 206-697-7208

Date: TONIGHT
Time: 5-9:30 p.m.
Place: Delivered to YOU
Cost: Suggested donation: $15
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Middletown Potluck Bake Sale Outside Espwesso

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From Sara Feldman ’17, on behalf of Middletown Potluck:

Ever thought that you could really use something sweet and homemade to go with your late night coffee and studying?

Of course you have. Come to Espwesso on Thursday night for some awesome treats! Pay what you can, and all proceeds will go directly to buying lockers to secure the personal property of homeless citizens in Middletown. These lockers are essential for homeless people as there are no other ways to safeguard their few and valuable belongings, which are often stolen because of a lack of proper storage. Come to Espwesso, buy yummy treats, and feel good about it, too.

Date: TODAY
Time: 9:00PM – 12:00AM
Place: Right outside Espwesso!
Cost: Pay what you can (but please pay something!)

Winter Warmth Drive (Continued!)

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The kind folks of the Middletown Potluck want you to know the winter warmth drive is still happening!

Did you miss the chance to donate warm clothing because all your extra clothes are back home? No worries, we are continuing our Winter Warmth Drive! (Hurray!) Many of you are going back home during Thanksgiving break, so please bring back extra warm hats, coats, gloves, socks, scarves, sleeping bags, anything warm, and donate them to our collection boxes. The boxes will be placed in Exley by Pi Cafe, Olin
lobby, Usdan by the stairs, and other accessible places (possibly dorms), so watch out for their presence after break! Share the warmth by donating the clothes to Middletown residents in need!

Date: NOW until December 18th (i.e. when we all get kicked off of campus!)
Place: USDAN and OLIN and PI, OH MY
Cost: Warm heart <3

Middletown Potluck Bake Sale Outside Espwesso

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From Ari Ebstein ’16 and Yael Horowitz ’17:

Ever thought that you could really use something sweet and homemade to go with your late night coffee and studying?

Of course you have. Come to Espwesso on Wednesday night (tonight) for some awesome treats! They will be sold at a low cost, and all proceeds will go directly to buying lockers to secure the personal property of homeless citizens in Middletown. These lockers are essential for homeless people as there are no other ways to safeguard their few and valuable belongings, which are often stolen because of a lack of proper storage. Come to Espwesso, buy yummy treats, and feel good about it, too.

Date: 20 Nov. 2013
Time: 9:00pm-1:00am
Place: Outside of Espwesso!
Cost: Pay what you can, but pay something.

Middletown Potluck at First Church

1426513_10151947591813886_1585432751_nFrom Ari Ebstein ’16:

Middletown Potluck is hosting a dinner at First Church (161 Court St.) today from 5:00-7:30. There will be speakers from St. Vincent du Paul’s homelessness outreach group LEADS, and afterwards, there will be an open community forum about the issues of hunger and homeless with the goal of creating one actionable item we can commit to as a community to alleviate some of the struggles associated with hunger and homelessness.

Please come. Cooking at First Church from 1-5– come to help if you can; clothes drive next to St. Vincent from 3-5, for those who want to attend; dinner from 5:00-7:30.

Bring food if you can, as many attendees will come from food insecure backgrounds.

Don’t pretend you’re busy! Come to this!

Date: 16 Nov. 2013
Time: 5:00-7:30pm
Place:
161 Court St.
Cost: Free, but bringing food is recommended.

Middletown Potluck – Halloween Bash (TODAY)

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This event courtesy of Ari Ebstein ’16:

Middletown Potluck is hosting a Halloween Bash with Green St. Art Center!

Sweet treats and educational halloween-inspired programming is sure to be fun for kids, students, parents, pets (don’t bring pets), pet rocks (these are ok), and most other categories of sentient beings.

Come in a COSTUME if you want!

5:00-7:00 TODAY, 51 Green St.

Candies and conversation whee!

Date: TODAY, Sunday, October 27
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Place: Green St. Art Center, 51 Green St.
Cost: Come in costume!

Middletown Potluck on Middletown History Tonight

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Ari Ebstein ’16 is inviting you to come to the Middletown Potluck tonight in 200 Church from 5:30-8:00. Presenters from the Middletown Historical Society and Wesleyan Professor of History Ronald Schatz will be presenting and leading discussions about Middletown’s history. All they ask is that you “bring homies, and food if you’d like.”

What: Middletown Potluck on Middletown History
When: Sunday (tonight!), 5:30 – 8
Where: 200 Church
Cost: freefreefree
Facebook: right here

Middletown Potluck Tonight

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Ari Ebstein ’16 is hungry for community bonding, and you should be, too:

Come to a Middletown Potluck today @ Green Street Arts Center, 5:30-8:00

Middletown and Wesleyan poets and jammers will be there, as will delicious food, and many new friends! Bring some homies, perhaps a dish or two, and if you’re feeling inspired, a poem or acoustic song to share.

Alls free, but we appreciate anyone who brings food. :)

Date: Sunday, April 21
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: Green Street Arts Center
Cost: Free (bring friends, food, poetry or an acoustic song to share)