From Alexandria Williams ’15:
On the morning of April 2nd, 2015, several gunmen of the terrorist group Al-Shabaab, opened fire on the Garissa University campus in Eastern Kenya, murdering at least 147 people. 147 people. 143 of them university students just like you and I, whose lives were gruesomely stolen. 147 is not just a number, it is the manifestation of post-colonialism, and apathy regarding this tragedy is a symptom of racism. We refuse to let these lost lives be relegated to just another number. Please join us for a nighttime vigil to mourn and respect these stolen lives and to rectify the absence of information and the proliferation of misinformation. 147 is not just a number. All black lives matter. #weareone
Date: Thursday, April 9
Time: 9 PM
Place: Outside Olin Library
FB event here.
Disclaimer: The writer of this post is not affiliated with Wes, Divest! The opinions expressed in this post are hir own.
On Friday evening, about forty students gathered in the Exley lobby for a vigil in conjunction with Global Divestment Day, a worldwide event aimed at drawing attention to the destructive nature of the fossil fuel industry. Following other events related to Global Divestment Day, including a banner drop at Usdan and a Climate Shabbat at the Bayit, the vigil, hosted by Wes, Divest!, was held not as a political statement again fossil fuels, but to commemorate the many victims of climate change.
From Rizky Rahadianto ’15:
On Wednesday, 3 young Muslims, Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, were brutally murdered by a middle-aged white man.
Not only has mainstream media failed to cover the story, they have refrained from using the words “terrorism”, “hate crime”, “racism” or any other phrase that would describe this heinous incident for what it truly is.
Please join the Muslim/Arab/Middle-Eastern community as we grieve for this tragic loss. We will be holding a vigil on Sunday (2/15) in the Exley lobby at 8PM. If you would like to share your words, through a poem, short speech etc., you will be more than welcome to. Please email hfahmy[at]wesleyan[dot]edu if you’re planning to do it.
Date: Sunday, Feb 15
Time: 8 PM
Place: Exley Lobby
Here are the events for World AIDS Week:
Tuesday, Dec. 1st:
– Meet outside Olin at 4:00 pm to walk down to Community Vigil on Main Street at 4:30 pm. Please wear red.
Wednesday, Dec. 2nd:
– Fundraising Bake/Candygram Sale During Lunch (Usdan) for The Middletown Oasis center and the Global Fund.
– Screening of “Philadelphia” in PAC002 at 8 pm.
Thursday, Dec. 3rd:
– A Capella Concert in Exley Lobby at 9 pm Featuring: Slavei and Onomatopoeia.
More info can be found at the facebook event