Ever since Trump’s #MuslimBan, many Wesleyan students have come together asking what we can do as a community to help those who are (currently) affected by the Executive Order. The Wesleyan Refugee Project—in conjunction with the Middle Eastern Student’s Union, the Allbritton Center, and the Muslim Student Association—held a training session for Wesleyan and the community, where we heard from two amazing speakers who provided resources and information for those who were seeking advice on how to help the refugees who cannot enter the country.
Zainab Khan ’13 writes in with this opportunity to eat ice cream and learn about Muslim life at Wesleyan:
Attention Prefrosh (and other Wesleyan Students)!
Join the Muslim Students Association this Friday, April 19th at 1pm
for Jummah (Friday) Services and a reception afterwards. You’ll get to
meet current Muslim students as well as our Muslim Chaplain, Imam
Adeel Zeb. After prayers, we’ll be serving ice-cream and other
delectables! It’ll be a great time to ask questions and see what
Muslim life is like at Wesleyan.
And you don’t have to be Muslim (or a prefrosh) to come- all are
Place: Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, 169 High Street
Date: Friday, April 19th
Time: 1-3 pm
From Mansoor Alam ’15:
Come join us tonight for an informal discussion and conversation on 9/11. To remember the victims both here and abroad, regardless of race and creed, to discuss what has happened in the years following, and to honor our responsibility of pledging to move forward in the direction of peace and justice. Hosted by the MSA, tea and coffee will be served.Date: Tonight, 9/11
Time: 9PMPlace: Library, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL)
Puerto-Rican food!? YUHHHH
Join the Muslim Student Association, Ajùa Campos, La Casa and Turath House for a screening of New Muslim Cool, a documentary about the life of a Puerto Rican-American Muslim.
From the filmmakers’ website:
Puerto Rican American rapper Hamza Pérez ended his life as a drug dealer 12 years ago, and started down a new path as a young Muslim…But when the FBI raids his mosque, Hamza must confront the realities of the post-9/11 world, and challenge himself. He starts reaching for a deeper understanding of his faith, discovering new connections with people from Christian and Jewish communities.
Halal Puerto Rican food will be served!
Date: April 21
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: Shanklin 107
Do you remember last year’s Fast-a-Thon?
1200 Wesleyan students, faculty, staff, and local residents participated to raise over $16,000 for the local food pantry. This year the Fast-a-Thon is going to be BIGGER and BETTER than ever, but we need your help!!!!!
Different ways to donate points:
- fill out a donation slip that can find in your mailbox
- donate at different tables set outside of Usdan marketplace, WesWings, and Summerfields
- go to: www.wesleyan.edu/ocs/fastathon.html
The idea behind the Fast-a-thon is to donate the points/meals that you would have eaten that day towards Amazing Grace Food Pantry. It is recommended to fast just to experience what Ramadan is like, but it is by no means required.
On the day of the event we will begin with a number of speakers to introduce the event and explain its significance. Then we will break our fast with dates and eat a delicious Indian feast from Haveli’s. If you get there early you will also receive a free t-shirt!
Sponsored by: IJL, MSA, SBC, ResLife, SALD, Chaplain’s office, Haveli, Bon Appetit, OCS
- Date: Thursday, Sept. 30
- Time: 5:45 PM – 7:30 PM
- Place: Beckham Hall
Yet another opportunity to do good in the world:
Do you remember last year’s Fast-a-Thon? 1200 Wesleyan students, faculty, staff, and local residents participated to raise over $16,000 for the local food pantry. If you’d like to HELP WITH THIS YEAR’S FAST-A-THON, there will be a meeting for volunteers on Sept 15.
This year’s Fast-a-Thon is going to be enormous and we really need your help to make it a success! If you can’t make it to the meeting but want to help, send an email to hjafri(at)wesleyan(dot)edu. Get pumped, and we hope to see you there!
The Fast-a-Thon Planning Committee
- Date: TODAY, Sept. 15
- Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
- Place: Usdan 110