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Menu for Fundraising Week at the Star and Crescent


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LUNCH- 12:00-12:35
DINNER- 5:00- 6:45

Fundraising Week at the Star and Crescent

In the wake of the election, we at the S&C want to extend an invitation to anyone feeling scared, frustrated, or outright angry.  We have always endeavored to try and make the restaurant a safe, comfortable space that promotes dialogue and discussion over some tasty food.  But, it is more important now than ever to make a concerted effort to support the marginalized communities most affected by recent events.  Therefore, this week, we will be collecting donations for a different charity at every meal (of course, any and all contributions to these fundraisers are optional and left to your discretion). If you cannot make it to one of the week’s fundraisers, but would still like to contribute, we will post links to the sites where you can donate to the organizations directly.  We hope you will join us in breaking bread and spreading awareness about a few wonderful causes.

Descriptions of the organizations and their websites are listed at the bottom.

Wesleyan Doula Project Info Session

Julia Vermeulen ’15 writes in:

The Wesleyan Doula Project, founded two years ago, is training a new cohort of Doulas! 

Doulas are non-medical support people who provide emotional, physical, and informational support to people making choices about their reproductive health. Our project focuses on abortion doulaing, and trains a dedicated group of Wesleyan students to work in the procedure and recovery rooms at two Planned Parenthood abortion clinics.

For security reasons, patients aren’t allowed to bring anyone with them for support during the procedure. Abortion doulas work alongside the medical staff to provide the best possible care to the patients.

The training is scheduled for November 8th-9th, and attendance at the info session is mandatory for participation in the training. SPACE IS LIMITED. At the info session, we will go over the history of the Wesleyan Doula Project, the role of a doula and the expectations of Wesleyan abortion doulas, and the application process for the training. There will obviously be snacks.

If you’re passionate about reproductive justice and want be involved in the first (and only!) doula project based on a college campus, please attend the info session to learn about our work and get involved!

Date: Wednesday, October 8th AND Thursday, October 9th
Time: 8:15-9 PM
Place: Judd 116

Reproductive Justice Campus Climate Survey, Part Two

From Lily Kong ’16: 

The Planned Parenthood Campus Action interns are asking students to fill out this quick campus climate survey about reproductive justice again. Sorry for the repetitiveness, but we want to get a sense of how things have changed over the course of the year. The survey only takes about 2 minutes and we would really appreciate your input! Thank you so much!

End Date: Tuesday, May 5th, 2014
Survey can be found here!

Online Petition: Gender Resource Center


From Planned Parenthood Intern Lily Kong ’16:

Do you think we need a Gender Resource Center/Women’s Center on campus? TELL US WHY! The Planned Parenthood interns, in conjunction with various student groups, are working towards the creation of a Gender Resource Center on campus. Please help gather support by signing our petition and providing testimonials for our proposal!

Thanks so much!

Date: Do it NOW
Link: herehere

Immigration and Domestic Violence: Examining the Legal Implications of Intersectionality

A message from Lily Wittrock ’16:

Come to a discussion with Martin Wheeler, of Connecticut Legal Services, to learn about his experience as a family attorney for survivors of domestic violence who are either undocumented or rely on their partner for lawful immigration status. Mr. Wheeler is also a licensed family therapist and will discuss his experiences working with victims of trauma.

Sponsored by Students for Consent and Communication, Ajua Campos, International House, and the Planned Parenthood Campus Action Interns.

Date: November 14, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 112
Facebook: Here

Wesleyan Doula Project Fall Training Info Session

The beautiful and talented Sydney Lewis ’14 has a message for you:


The Wesleyan Doula Project, which was founded last year to provide abortion doula (non-medical support) services to local clinics, is hosting a second fall conference to train a new cohort of doulas!

The training conference, led by educators from the New York Doula Project and Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, will be held November 22-24.

SPACE IS LIMITED and attendance at the info session is mandatory for participation in the November training. At the info session, we will go over the history of the Wesleyan Doula Project, the role of a doula and the expectations of Wesleyan abortion doulas, and our vision for future expansion of the group. There will obviously be snacks.

If you’re passionate about reproductive justice and want to be a badass feminist doula superhero, please attend the info session to learn about our work and get involved!

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 112

Election Canvassing with Planned Parenthood and NARAL

PPFrom Susanna Banks ’13:

Do you care about the November 6th election? Do you care about women’s health? Join Planned Parenthood Votes Connecticut and NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut in canvasing for pro-choice, pro-health candidates this weekend! We will be canvassing in Middletown and Meriden and you can get PAID $10 per hour if you work at least 4 hours. Please complete this form AND e-mail Susanna Banks about transportation at sbanks(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you are interested!

The Gift (2003)

Hey all! Zakface Kirwood ’12 would like you all to attend this event:

This Wednesday, December 7th for World AIDS Month, the Queer Resource Center, ASHA, and Planned Parenthood of Southern New England are sponsoring a screening of the 2003 documentary “The Gift,” which addresses deliberate HIV infection in the gay male community, or “bugchasing.” After the film, we will discuss themes of community, isolation, denial, sexuality, and death in relation to the AIDS pandemic with special guests from the local community.

Date: Wednesday, December 7th
Time: 6:30PM
Place: PAC004

PS: Zakface Kirwood ’12 also included a much cooler yet less safe for work picture to include with this post; in the interest of keeping Wesleying an Olin-appropriate browsing site, I’ve included the image used by the filmmaker after the cut, if you’re curious about it:

you+phone+computer=stopping criminalization of women

SURPRISE turns out oppression happens in the dark too. That’s why Zak Kirwood ’12 would like your help in dealing with this nonsense: 

tomorrow from 6:30 to 9:30 there will be a statewide phonebank to stop the passage of Initiative 26 in Mississippi, which would change the legal definition of the word “person” in the Mississippi constitution to include “every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, of the function equivalent thereof”. People who get or perform abortions, use or distribute certain forms of birth control, or have miscarriages may be charged with murder if this is approved by voters in Mississippi.
more info here and here.

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England has set up a program for anyone with a computer and cellphone to make calls to voters in Mississippi tomorrow evening using a script and talking points that will be provided to us.

It’s a really hectic time on campus and in the world right now.  But if anyone can spare however much time they want to make some calls tomorrow evening, we have a chance at defeating this measure.

if you are interested or have any questions or concerns, please email me at zkirwood [AT] wesleyan [DOT] edu and tomorrow I will forward along instructions on how to access the program. We can even meet up in Usdan and phonebank together!

  • Date: Tomorrow, November 3rd
  • Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
  • Place: Wherever you have cell phone and internet access (which might not be applicable to a lot of people in CT right now )