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Get Your Copy of Headspace in Usdan Tomorrow

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Hot off the press from Faisal Kirdar ’14:
In case you haven’t noticed, Headspace is out and about!
For those unfamiliar, Headspace is an NS&B sponsored student publication created by the MINDS foundation. It examines all topics related to the mind and brain, featuring art, science writing, creative fiction and nonfiction, and more!
Come by Usdan from 12-2 tomorrow for what is likely your last chance to pick one up!
What: Headspace handouts
Where: The tables in Usdan
When: 12-2pm
Cost: None!

Interest Meeting for the MINDS Foundation

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Are you passionate about social justice? Do you support the elimination of stigma surrounding mental illness? Do you want to get involved with one of Wesleyan’s proud native nonprofits? If so, Shyam Desai ’15 wants you to check out the MINDS Foundation.

Date: Thursday, September 26th
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Albritton 304
Website: Facebook Event

SHOFCO Homecoming Weekend Events

Ari Fishman ’13 beams in:

Homecoming is this weekend; don’t miss out on the awesome events that the Wesleyan chapter of Shining Hope for Communities has planned for you! October 19-20th: Typhoon Fundraiser! October 20th (1:30-2:30pm): WESeminar on Social Entrepreneurship with MINDS and Brighter Dawns!

1) Typhoon (360 Main Street) will be donating 10-15% of all their proceeds made during lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday (October 19th and 20th) to SHOFCO! What an easy way to give back; just take your friends, parents, and visitors down to Main Street for dinner and make a difference in the lives of young Kenyan girls!

2) SHOFCO will be collaborating with MINDS and Brighter Dawns to present the WESeminar for Social Entrepreneurship on Saturday, October 20th from 1:30-2:30 pm at Judd Hall Rm 116! Come learn more about three amazing groups at Wesleyan which are serving the public good all over the world!  We will also be selling beautiful bracelets, bags, and kanga, made by Kenyan women through the SHOFCO Women’s Empowerment Program.

MINDS First Meeting

Alex Cantrell ’14 invites you to get involved with the the MINDS Foundation, a group taking a “grassroots, holistic approach to treating mental illness in rural India,” at its first meeting of the year tomorrow in Allbritton 004. 

Date: Tuesday, September 18
Time: 8 pm
Place: Allbritton 004
Cost: Free
Contact: acantrell(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you’re interested but can’t make it

MINDS Week @ Mondo

From the MINDS Foundation:

Get 10% off on food and $3 drafts and house wine. (10% is being kindly donated to the MINDS Foundation.)

Date: Between today (April 23) and Thursday (April 26)
Time: Wheneva
Place: Mondo
Bring: This voucher. They’re all around campus. Pick one up, just in case.

WESEMINAR: Social Entrepreneurship At Wesleyan

Come learn more about three amazing groups at Wesleyan which are serving the public good all over the world!

Featuring members of The MINDS Foundation, Brighter Dawns, and SHOFCO-Wesleyan. Presenters: Raghu Kiran Appasani ‘12, founder and CEO of The MINDS Foundation; Tasmiha Khan ’12 and Jason Lee ’12, Brighter Dawns; Nathan Mackenzie ’12 and Emily Weitzman ’14, Shining Hope.

  • DATE: Tomorrow (Saturday), November 5th
  • TIME: 1:30pm
  • PLACE: Judd Hall, Room 116

Vote for The MINDS Foundation by February 17

The MINDS Foundation is a student-run NGO that is taking a grassroots approach to eliminating stigma and providing medical, educational, and supportive care for patients suffering from a mental illness in developing countries.

Please vote for us on this page to move on to the semi-finals round in which we will have a chance to win $50,000 which will enable us to implement our program and treat 60 patients suffering from a mental illness for one year!

Voting is open until February 17! Vote here, and learn more about the MINDS Foundation here.