Given recent discussions about Wesleyan’s relationship with the Middletown community, the WSA’s Middletown Wesleyan Relations Committee (known as “MidWes”) is inviting students to the Middletown-Wesleyan Relationship Student Summit, happening this Saturday April 27th from 1-3 PM in Albritton 311:
The summit will be an interactive and collaborative meeting between students who have been involved in Middletown (or who have an interest in doing so) and the members of the WSA’s Wesleyan-Middletown Relations Committee, known as “MidWes.” A primary goal of this gathering is to find ways to strengthen the town-university relationship, namely by fostering more collaboration among students who are involved in the Middletown community.
As an added bonus, there will be free and delicious vegetarian food from Udupi, a local southeast Indian restaurant, and the summit will end in time to celebrate Holi on Foss Hill!
More information after the jump, or send an email to gdegolia[at]wes.
Are you MTR-aware? Zia Grossman-Vendrillo ’15 invites you to promote environmental justice:
Humans are intimately connected with the physical topography of the Earth, whether it’s Foss Hill or Appalachian hills and river valleys.
On the evening of Thursday, April 25th, Foss Hill will be alive with drums, banjos, guitars, voices, stones on stones, fire, and resounding cries for justice from Appalachia. We will use these media to raise awareness about environmental and social destruction in coalfield communities from the practice of Mountaintop Removal (MTR) mining, as well as the dedicated movement to resist these forces.
The Wesleyan MTR-awareness crew will be joined by:
-Guest speaker Colin Bennett from 350.org (350CT) and organizer of
–Morgan O’Kane, virtuoso banjo player, shouter and activist from
Virginia, now based in New York City, whose live performances are sure
to bring stomps, whooops, shakes and smiles
-Professors Michael Dorsey and Bill Johnston
Click past the jump for the full line-up.