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Why this Is(n’t)?

Questions about queer activism? Wondering what’s up with sexual assault? Curious about campus history?

Come join us for a teach-in and skill-share on recent activist history at Wesleyan.
We’ll give a brief tour through the now-updated activist timeline and have time for Q+A :)

Date: Wednesday, March 7
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: 200 Church
Facebook Event

Race, Class, Climate: Earth Day Teach-In

11124708_869370696456651_3465250268114539312_nWes, Divest! writes in:

Are you confused or intrigued by that sit in that happened last week? Join Wes Divest for a teach-in to celebrate and question earth day. We will talk about the history of the fossil fuel divestment movement, its relation to other divestment movements and with frontline communities. Come think deeper about environmentalism and the systems that dictate how we treat mama earth!

Date: Wednesday, April 22
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: WestCo Lounge

Teach-in on Repression of Trans* Activism

pissedofftransAs the SJB hearing for three trans* students charged with degendering campus bathrooms as part of a direct action campaign last month looms closer, allies have organized a teach-in in Usdan today to fill the community in on the facts.

 Justine Mitchell ’14 writes in with the deets:

A lot has been happening on campus regarding the de-gendering of bathrooms and the subsequent response from the University.
Come to a student-led info session/discussion about what has been going on.
Get the facts and ask as many questions as you want.

We will cover things like….
the history of trans* activism at Wes
the importance of de-gendering bathrooms
the events that transpired this semester &
the university’s response

Date: TODAY – Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Place: Usdan black couches

Trans* Activism Teach-in Today

Don’t understand what all this trans* activism is about? Come hear the facts.

All-Gender-Restroom-Sign

 Justine Mitchell ’14 writes in:

A lot has been happening on campus regarding the de-gendering of bathrooms and the subsequent response from the University.
Come to a student-led info session/discussion about what has been going on.
Get the facts and ask as many questions as you want.
We will cover things like….
the history of trans* activism at Wes
the importance of de-gendering bathrooms
the events that transpired this semester &
the university’s response
  • Date: TODAY – Monday, November 25, 2013
  • Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Place: Usdan black couches

Photos: Celebrating May Day in Middletown

As promised, Middletowners of all stripes delivered a “roving festival of resistance” to the streets of our fine city today. Joined by thousands in countless mass mobilizations across the globe, the local agitators reclaimed a community garden, organized a teach-in, and held a People’s Assembly on Main Street’s Spear Park where a meal was shared amidst a festive atmosphere. The holiday celebrates a storied history of struggle both around the world and amongst Wesleyan students.

This year, the action began around 10:30 a.m. when roughly one dozen celebrants armed with shovels, rakes, mulch, and wheelbarrows took to a vacant lot on Washington Street in a bid to transform it into a People’s Garden.

The lot — which at the start of the morning was an overgrown mess of fallen branches, weeds, garbage, empty bottles, and other debris — was once the site of a small but vibrant community garden established by residents of the local neighborhood. It had since been bought by a speculative landlord who intends to sell the lot to Centerplan Developers as part of their bid to build a strip mall along Washington Street, a plan that has faced stiff resistance from the local community. The goal of today’s action was to “retake the commons,” as one sign read, by reclaiming this land from private interests in order to serve the community.

“Joyously Take to the Streets”: May Day in Middletown

May day flag

The Middletown May Day Committee writes in with your daily dose of revolutionary direct action:

The long chill of winter has lifted and spring is stirring in our hearts. Join us this May Day (Wednesday, May 1st), as we joyously take to the streets in a roving festival of resistance!

In a world where vacant land stands idle while countless go without food or shelter, we will reclaim space from private interests and cultivate it in service of our community. Come together at 10:30 AM on Washington and Pearl to help revitalize a community garden that is under threat from the proposed strip mall construction.

In a world where learning and knowledge is greedily hoarded behind the high walls of the ivory-tower academy, we will gather to learn democratically and accessibly. Join us at 2:30 at Middlesex Community College for a May Day Teach-in featuring speakers from the War Resisters League and the Middle East Crisis Committee. A group bike ride will be meeting outside 190 High St, the UOC, at 1:45 to bike to the Community College.  A van from the Wesleyan Office of Community Service will be available at Parking Lot C on Church St, leaving at 2:15 and returning at 3:50.

Teach in on the Iraq war & spring break in D.C.

Teach-In!
This Saturday, 2-4 p.m.
Olin Library, Smith Reading Room

Come hear two powerful speakers to inspire action to end the war in Iraq:

  • ADAM KOKESH: Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps; Activist in Iraq Veterans Against the War
  • LAURIE ARBEITER: Activist in Artists Against the War; the Critical Voice

Followed by Q&A Session and organizing meeting with students from other CT colleges & universities for Our Spring Break in D.C.

Sponsored by Students for Ending the War in Iraq and WesPeace.
www.ourspringbreak.org