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What Can You Do with Anthropology? Alumni Panel + Open House

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From Professor Margot Weiss:

What can you do after graduation with a degree in Anthropology? Come hear four recent Wes Alumni talk about life after Wesleyan!

Friday, February 17, 2017
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Russell House
reception with snacks to follow — department faculty will also be on hand to answer questions about the major.

Featuring:
Mariama Eversley ’14, Embedded Historian Fellow for Blights Out in New Orleans
Promiti Islam ’08, National Training Specialist at the Posse Foundation in New York City
Michele Ko ’16, Government Relations Associate at Planned Parenthood of New York City
Katie McConnell ’13, Master of Environmental Science candidate at Yale’s School of Forestry

Contact Prof. Margot Weiss with any questions! Click here for more.

Date: Friday, February 17, 2017

Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Place: Russell House

Second Annual Mental Health at Wes Panel

active minds logoSonia Max ’17 writes in:

Please join us on on Friday afternoon for a student panel on mental health. The main portion of the event will feature six students speaking about their experiences of living with mental illness. Following the panel we will have period of Q&A and discussion.

There will be light refreshments! This panel is brought to you by Active Minds at Wes.

Date: Friday, April 29 — TODAY
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Allbritton 103
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Careers for the Common Good

EngagebannerFrom ENGAGE:

A Careers for the Common Good panel: Fundraising, Communications, and Leadership for Nonprofits

Co-sponsored by the Wesleyan Alumni Network

Panelists: Gerald Richards ’90 (CEO, 826 National) and Syed Ali ’13 (Communications Coordinator, FoodCorps) and Sharon Greenberger ’88 (President and CEO, YMCA of Greater New York)

Location: Allbritton 311

Wesleyan prides itself in educating practical idealists who work for social change. The goal is not just to do well but to do good and to build careers around the causes they care about. During this panel, three alumni will talk about their lives after Wesleyan and reflect on the non-profit sector overall.

Dinner will be served for those who register.

GERALD RICHARDS is the Chief Executive Officer of 826 National, a network of seven urban writing and tutoring centers based on the belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With more than twenty years of management and development experience at national nonprofit organizations, Gerald is a thought leader on topics of youth and education access. His nonprofit career includes positions with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE); UNCF; University of California, San Francisco; the J. David Gladstone Institutes; Chicago Panel on Social Policy; and The Cradle Foundation. He is a graduate of the Executive Education programs of Harvard Business School and Babson College; member of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and Ed Steps Curiosity and Creativity workgroup; an inaugural fellow in the California Leaders of Color Fellowship Program; and a graduate of Leadership San Francisco. He currently serves on the boards of Newbury College, the International Development Exchange (IDEX), and My Path SF, and previously served on the boards of the Woodland School, Juma Ventures and KIPP SF Bay Academy. Gerald has a BA in Film Studies from Wesleyan and an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Sharon Greenberger is the 10th President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater New York, a leading New York City non-profit organization serving over 500,000 children, adults and seniors annually through programs and services focused on nurturing potential, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. With 20 years of experience in urban planning, development and education, Sharon has dedicated her career to executing initiatives that seek to improve lives and strengthen communities. Prior to joining the YMCA in July 2015, Sharon served as the Senior Vice President, Facilities and Real Estate at New York-Presbyterian Hospital where she oversaw $2 billion of active projects geared towards expanding and improving facilities to better serve the needs of patients and their families. Sharon received her bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and holds a master’s degree in City Planning, with a focus in Housing and Community Development and Environmental Design, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Prospect Park YMCA and lives in Brooklyn with her husband Jonathan, with whom she has two daughters, Madelyn and Josie.

Syed is Commuications Coordinator at FoodCorps, a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders who connect kids to real food and help them grow up healthy. He helps amplify the organization’s influence through digital tools, reaching larger and more diverse audiences. Syed got hooked on spreading healthy, affordable, sustainable food while supporting the NYC Department of Health’s Green Carts initiative, which does just that in disadvantaged city communities. At Wesleyan, Syed led the student government committees on information technology and community outreach, wrote for student life blog Wesleying, and was a member of campus sustainability group Wesleyan Eco-Tools. Syed graduated from Wesleyan in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and English.

More information can be found here.

Date: Thursday, April 28
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Allbritton 311
Register Here

First Generation Panel and Discussion

Kevin Winnie ’16 writes in:

This event is an opportunity to connect with other members of the first generation community and discuss academic success at Wesleyan. Panelists will discuss the strengths of being first generation, their experience in college and ways they navigated obstacles that arose along the way. Resources on campus will also be shared. Light refreshments will be served.

Date: Thursday, March 31
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Allbritton 311

Inequality and the Climate Crisis: A panel discussion on fossil fuel divestment

Video by Ani Acopian ’16

An event sponsored by Wes,Divest! and the Committee for Investor Responsibility- a panel discussion of great importance to the future of the planet.  

Fossil fuels do more than threaten the stability of the Earth’s the climate; fossil fuel extraction destroys the communities where oil, coal and gas are removed from the ground. Mountaintop removal coal mining, hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for natural gas, oil drilling, and pipelining each pose incredible risks to water supplies and to the health of local residents. As the people in these communities suffer, the political and economic sway of fossil fuels companies allow them to continue with their destructive ways.

Race and Citizenship in American Studies Faculty Panel

The most worldly and wonderful Hibiki Mizuno ’15 invites you to an event this afternoon. 

Come learn what American Studies can tell us about race and
citizenship with faculty panelists Joel Pfister, Amy Tang, Laura
Grappo and J. K?haulani Kauanui! Amazing Almond Cookies From Lucibellos in New Haven and Fresh Apple Cider from Lyman’s Orchards in Middlefield will sweeten the food for thought.

Panelists will explore this crucial field in both historical and
contemporary terms and discuss new research directions.
Topics include settler colonialism and the structural legacy of
slavery, Native Studies, Latin@ Studies, Asian American Studies, and
comparative work with African American Studies.

What: Race and citizenship panel sponsored by the American Studies Department and the American Studies Majors Committee
When: Today, Tuesday, 2/10 4:15-6:00pm
Where: Downey 113
Cost: Free! (and free food)

Faculty Panelist Profile after the jump:

U.S. Health Care Reform: Images and Realities of Costs, Quality, and Access

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From the Center for the Study of Public Life, Jennifer Enxuto has an announcement:

Free and open to the public.

Three of the country’s leading specialists in health policy, economics and health communication will address the implementation and effects of the Affordable Care Act, and consider how political messaging by both proponents and opponents of the ACA is helping shape public opinion and frame the terms of the debate.

John Dankosky, News Director of WNPR and radio host of “Where We Live” (CT Public Broadcasting Network) will moderate a question/answer discussion with the panelists and audience following the presentations.

Date: TODAY
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Place: Powell Family Cinema
Cost: Free!

Read about the panelists after the jump!

Crisis in the Middle East

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From Jennifer Enxuto at the Center for the Study of Public Life:

A panel discussion on recent developments in the Middle East: Why have the hopes of the Arab Spring reached the current impasse, and what can be done to avoid further violence?

Date: Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Place: Pac 001
Cost: Free

More information about the panelists below.

Discussion on “Peaceful” Uprising in Tunisia

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From Joe Ringoen ’14:

Arab Spring in Focus: The “Peaceful” Revolution in Tunisia

Interested in the Arab Spring? Not sure what to do with your WesFest prefrosh? Come out to WesAmnesty’s main spring event on Thursday night!

The event will include a brief video presentation, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A led by students and faculty. They will contribute diverse perspectives on the unique revolution occurring in Tunisia, from personal accounts to academic knowledge of the social movement. Mahmoud Ghedira ’16, a Tunisian native, inspired the event after creating a viral YouTube video of Tunisian students in America expressing their solidarity with the Tunisian people.

Date: Thursday, April 18
Time: 8-9 pm
Place: PAC001