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Minimum Rage: Nona Willis Aronowitz ’06 Speaks

From Samantha Maldonado ’13:

Journalist and cultural critic Nona Willis Aronowitz ’06 will be speaking about the economic fate of the downwardly mobile Millennials and how that will affect the future of labor movements, as well as the implications of that on how we think about our professional identity. This discussion will be based on her work as manifested in her “Hustlin” series at GOOD Magazine, where she formerly was an editor.

Nona was an American Studies major during her time at Wes. She founded Tomorrow Magazine and is a Roosevelt Institute fellow. Her writing about feminism, sex, politics, and pop culture has appeared in The Nation, The New York Observer, The Atlantic, The Village Voice, Slate, The American Prospect, Salon, and Washington Post. She also edited the anthology of her mother Ellen Willis’s rock criticism and co-wrote the book Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Redefining Feminism after graduating from Wesleyan.

Event sponsored by the Sociology Department, the Adelphic Educational
Fund, After Hours Literary Magazine, and SALD.

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 4:30pm
Place: 200 Church
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Saving Ethnic Studies: A Conversation with Sean Arce

From Sydney Lewis ’14:

Sean Arce co-founded and directed a K-12 Mexican American Studies program in the Tucson Unified School District as an alternative to the non-inclusive history program. It was the only K-12 Mexican American Studies program in the country and was incredibly successful, receiving national acclaim such as “one of the most significant and successful public school initiatives on the teaching of history in the United States” and “a resounding academic success and affirmation of the diversity of our nation and our community.” The Mexican American Studies program not only broadened students’ understanding of their nation’s history and celebrated ethnic diversity in the classroom, it significantly closed the racial achievement gap in the district.

However, when proposed legislation threatened to end the program for “promoting ethnic resentment,” Mr. Arce lost his job for speaking out against the discriminatory law. The program was subsequently banned. Mr. Arce and others have since been working to restore the program, a struggle that is documented in the film Precious Knowledge.

Please join us for lunch and a talk by Mr. Arce about his work in Tucson and the vital importance of having vibrant ethnic and identity studies programs in the U.S!

Lunch will be provided!

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 12pm
Place: PAC 001
Cost: Free

Slow Food: An Italian Invention

Liz Dalton ’12 writes in:

A seminar with the president of Slow Food USA, Josh Viertel.  Not to be confused with  Tuesday’s talk, this seminar will focus on the Italian origins of the slow food movement.

Open to all.

Date: Oct. 19
Time: 1:15 PM – 3:00 PM
Place: Shanklin 107