From Leah Bakely ’16:
U.S.L.A.C, Wesleyan’s United Student Labor Action Coalition, wants you! We work with Wesleyan’s sub-contracted workers (the lovely people that clean your dorms and houses, Bon Appetit employees etc.) to, among other things, listen to and act on the concerns of these workers and raise awareness about their existence on our campus. Recently problems have arisen between Sun Services (the company that employs our janitors), the University, the janitors and their union primarily regarding their unreasonable workloads and their recent reorganization. If these problems seem concerning to you or if you’d just like to hang out with some really cool people in the U.O.C, come to our meetings!
Date: Fri, Sept 6
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Place: University Organizing Center (U.O.C) 190 High Street
The DIY collective writes in:
Tonight at 8 pm, we’ll be gathering in the UOC fun for some DIY fun and finals stress-relief. Mr. Anne Goose McDonald’s will be leading a workshop to build a basic theremin controlled with light! And then we’ll plug them all into a mixer and try to broadcast a brief performance with our baby fm transmitter on 103.5 fm. It’s gonna be awesome.
7:30: Get there early! Help set up! Get a head start on your theremin
8:00: Official workshop start time
9:00: Broadcast performance! Tune in on 103.5 if you can’t make the workshop
Tooth Pun and Miss Chef
Date: Tonight, May 14
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: UOC, 190 High Street
Did you know Alma Sanchez-Eppler ’14 has a hyphenated last name? The hyphen’s right there; see for yourself! The world is crazy sometimes!!!
Hello Wes Activist!
Do you love the UOC?
Would you want to support the work of student activists, oversee this amazing student space, and get paid while doing it?
The office of Student Activities and Leadership Development is now accepting applicants for next year’s University Organizing Center Intern. Click HERE to learn more about the position.
Click HERE to Apply!
The deadline for applications is April 18.
Ally “Fuckin” Bernstein ’13 is warming up for her next Internet Club meeting with preparation for the Climate Justice
Today at 1 pm, we’ll meet at the University Organizing Center 190 High Street in Middletown for an Arts & Crafts Day, Skit Rehearsal, and discussion of logistics in preparation for the Climate Justice Circus.
We’ll need as many supplies as possible for props and costumes,
Signs and a “People’s Energy Plan” banner
Costumes for the following roles in the skit
1 Magician making climate change disappear
1 Natural Gas Clown
1 Incineration Clown
1 Elephant Handler
We are also looking for people to be in the skit. If you’re interested, please email If you would like to play a role in the skit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
From Leah Bakely ’16:
U.S.L.A.C, Wesleyan’s United Student Labor Action Coalition works primarily with Wesleyan’s sub-contracted workers (the lovely people that clean your dorms and houses, Bon Appetit employees etc.), wants you! Recently problems have arisen between Sun Services, the company that employs our janitors, and the janitors, regarding lack of compensation for overtime hours, lack of proper notification of personnel changes, and extended hours that increase worker workloads. If these problems seem concerning to you or if you’d just like hang out with some really cool people in the U.O.C, come to our meetings! If you want to find out more about the current allegations of several Sun Services employees, read this Argus article.
Date: Monday, November 19
Time: 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Place: University Organizing Center
Date: Sunday, November 18
Time: 4:30 pm – 6 pm
Come learn about activism on campus from the UOC interns and Wesward,
and how you can play a part. Lunch is provided!
Time: Friday, November 9th from 12:30-1:30
Place: 41 Wyllys, room 115
Taste: Free Indian food
From Lisa Sy ’13:
Wesward is a new online website that was born out of the feeling that anti-oppression, identity, activist and any other active Wesleyan student groups and students need an online hub for communication and collaboration.
We are holding an interest meeting Saturday, 9/22, 2pm in Allbritton 304 for any and all people who would like to work with us! We welcome anyone who wants to work with us in any capacity they can; no technical skills for the online component are necessary at all.
Date: Saturday, September 22
Time: 2 pm
Place: Allbritton 304
Cost: The cost of revolution.
A message from Need-Blind Dumbledore’s Army Direct Action :
Are you looking for a quick and easy way to contribute to the Need-Blind campaign? Do you have hands? Then come to the Exley lobby Friday at 2:30pm to help turn 12 yards of felt into 2,800 red squares raising awareness about Need-Blind! You can stay for five minutes or for five hours (although we’ll be long gone by then).
Red squares are a worldwide symbol of accessible education; here at Wesleyan students have been writing their own messages about Need-Blind in black sharpie (school colors dontcha know).
We’ll provide the red felt, some safety pins and a few sharpies, but we could really use more safety pins and sharpies.
See you at 2:30,
Some people who might not be here without Need-Blind.
Date: September, 21
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Place: Exley lobby
For all the new frosh who wished they could’ve been part of all the radicalfreakinessthatwasOccupy (that is, the 1% of them not already from New York City), now’s the time to get excited. A group of students will be meeting today at 9pm in the University Organizing Center (that’s 190 High, all you youngsters) to plan a livestream viewing party/discussion for the upcoming debate between Chris Hedges and Crimethinc on “Occupy Tactics: Violence & Legitimacy in the Occupy Movement & Beyond” (planned for 9/12) as well as a trip down to NYC for the 1st anniversary of Occupy (events will be occurring from the 15th through the 17th of September).
tl;dr get your activist ass over to the UOC tonight at 9 pm.
Date: Thursday, September 6
Time: 9 pm