Abby Cunniff ’17 writes in:
Last year, people from the University Organizing Center made a Disorientation Guide of alternate Wesleyan histories and perspectives for incoming freshmen.
This summer, we will be creating the next edition of this guide! If you’re interested in joining our team or if you want to submit a piece of writing / art / something else, email Abby at acunniff(at)wesleyan(dot)edu before the end of May!
Deadline: Tuesday, May 31
From Luisa Donovan ’18 and Julia Lejeune ’18:
Join WesDivest for a poster making session to get ready for the upcoming People’s Climate March! Anyone is welcome, even if you can’t make it to the actual march. Come one, come all with materials and great ideas!
Time: 9 pm
Andrew Olson ’16 writes in:
Interested in the Climate March in New York this weekend? Need buddies to help you with transit and hang out with over the weekend (or beyond)? Come down to connect with fellow students, assess your risk levels, shared political goals, preferred tactics, and arrange transportation.
Date: Wednesday, Sep. 17 and Thursday Sep. 18
Place: University Organizing Center, 190 High St. between Beta and Eclectic
Coming your way from Maya McDonnell ’16:
Are you passionate about social justice and ready to make a difference on campus? Wanting to join activist groups this semester? Just curious about what resources are available to help launch your creative ideas? Come meet other students and activists at the University Organizing Center (UOC). The event will take place at 4:30pm on Wednesday September 3rd at the UOC, an open space for student activism at 190 High Street. If you can’t make it on Wednesday, the doors are always open to all. Come join!
Date: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Place: UOC—190 High St
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.
Hannah Adams ’13 and Ally Ruchman ’16 wants your activism to be more effective:
Like social change? Like winning? Great, see you Thursday night! Come learn and discuss how to run (and win!) strategic campaigns on campus and off. This workshop will focus on the grassroots campaign skills of recruitment, campaign planning, and leadership development. This event is open to individuals and groups.
Save yourself/your group a spot here. More info after jump.
A message from Alexandra Ricks ’16:
Call for Submissions to the University Organizing Center Infoshop/Anti-Oppression Library located at 190 High Street!
The Infoshop Preservation Society (IPS) is a new student group tasked with the restoration and maintenance of the UOC Infoshop and Anti-Oppression Library. We’re in the process of cleaning up and improving upon the Infoshop space located at the back of the UOC and looking for submissions to add to Wesleyan’s only dedicated anti-oppression library (soon to be a great workspace as well!).
Got any pamphlets, zines, books, posters, photographs, music, movies, periodicals, maps, art, artifacts, etc. you would like to share with the Wesleyan community? Donate or lend them to the University Organizing Center’s infoshop, a library of radical literature that’s open to everyone!
There is a submission box by the front door of the UOC. Got a lot to donate? Let us know and we can pick it up right from your door!!
If you don’t have anything you would like to submit but would like to read about anti-oppression or DIY projects check out the infoshop, on the first floor of the UOC (190 High Street, between Beta and Eclectic).
Or if you are interested in getting involved in the group organizing the infoshop, send us an email at: infoshop-glist[at]wesleyan[dot]edu
Date: before spring break!
Place: The University Organizing Center (190 High St)
Come to the UOC (190 High St.) this Sunday 11/24 at 4:30 for an open community meeting. We’re going to be discussing use of the space, upcoming changes, the history of the space, and future ideas.
Date: Sunday, November 23
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: University Organizing Center (190 High St.)
Hope to see all you activists there!
Maya McDonnell ’16 invites you:
Wes, Divest! is having a meeting this Thursday at 4:30 in the
University Organizing Center (190 High St. between Beta and Eclectic).
Come learn about the national fossil fuel divestment movement and help
us plan for this upcoming semester! There might even be snacks.
Date: Thursday, September 19th
Time: 4:30PM – 5:30PM
Place: UOC (190 High St)
Green alert from Zach Burns ’14:
Looking for free food?! Take it out of our compost bucket. Really though, come learn how we diverted 20,000 pounds of would-have-been trash to hot, steamy goodness last year. This year we have even bigger plans and we need your help! As master Confucius oft proclaimed, “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Place: University Organizing Center (190 High St., between Beta and Eclectic)