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Students Publish Disorientation Guide to Activism at Wes

 

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So maybe you’re a freshman, nervous and overwhelmed by all the information coming at you about classes, housing, what to bring from home – and are feeling like you can’t even begin to think about bigger issues on campus. Or maybe you’re a senior and feel like you’ve gotten this far and never really involved yourself in any social/political engagement on campus, so now it’s way too late and where would you even begin if you wanted to. Wherever you might stand, activism at Wes can seem like a huge, widespread and unnavigable thing.

Thankfully, some very committed students are trying to change that sentiment and make activism within the Wesleyan world an approachable and cohesive community. This past week, the Disorientation Guide was released through the University Organizing Center site to bring together the wide-ranging issues affecting us into one document. The entire Disorientation zine can be downloaded here, and I strongly recommend that everyone take a look at it.

Submit to the Hermes Activism Calendar – DEADLINE: SUNDAY, MAY 1

The Hermes now has an activist events calendar in every issue, and we want to know it to reflect what’s going on in Wesleyan’s political/social justice community. So please send us the name, date, time, and a one-sentence description of your end of the year events! They will be printed in the calendar in our issue coming out May 2.

The Hermes is Wesleyan’s magazine of political, critical and creative thought. We’ve been publishing since 1975. As always, we also accept submissions of articles, opinions, art, poetry etc. so please send yours to hermes(at)gmail(dot)com. We meet Thursdays at 9 in our office on the second floor of the UOC, everyone’s welcome to come get involved!