Tag Archives: WesAmnesty

Documentary Film Screening: Harvest of Empire

From Margaret Curtis ’16:

WesAmnesty, in conjunction with React to Film, Ajúa Campos and the LAST majors committee, is hosting a screening of “Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America”. It is a new documentary about America’s intervention in Latin America and immigration policies today. The screening will be followed by a brief discussion and snacks!

Date: Wednesday, April 30th
Time: 7:00PM – 8:30PM
Place: PAC 002
Cost: Free

REACT to FILM Presents: Who is Dayani Cristal?


Mara Woods-Robinson ’16 writes in about an awesome screening happening tomorrow:

“An anonymous body in the Arizona desert sparks the beginning of a real-life human drama. The search for identity leads us back across a continent to seek out the people left behind and the meaning of a mysterious tattoo.”

Like film? Activism? Free food? Then join us on Wednesday night for a screening of Who Is Dayani Cristal?, a 2013 award-winning documentary film about immigration politics. The screening will be followed by a live Google Hangout with director Marc Silver. And there will be snacks!

REACT to FILM is a nonprofit organization with chapters in colleges across the nation. We organize screenings of documentary films about social issues, with the hope of generating discussion around the issues and providing the opportunity for students to become involved.

Date: Wednesday, February 26 (tomorrow)
Time: 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Place: PAC 001

WEStimonials: Student Experiences with Human Rights in the Middle East


Joe Ringoen ’14 of WesAmnesty writes in:

Five Wesleyan students from a variety of backgrounds will share first-hand experiences with human rights issues in the Middle East. The testimonial-style presentation will be followed by informal discussion over Middle Eastern food.

The presentation will end by 8pm, so if you’re planning to go to Wes Thinks Big, fear not!

Date: November 20th, 2013
Time: 7pm
Place: World Music Hall
Cost: Freezies

Late-night Caffeine and Activism: Campaign for Justice at the Olympics – at Espwesso NOW!

A message from Joe Ringoen ’14:


Have a stressful week of midterms? Wish you could make a difference without dedicating more than 2 minutes of your time? If so, stop by the basement of Albritton on Monday night for some quick coffee and activism!

WesAmnesty, your trusted student group for human rights, has drafted letters to two prominent Olympic committee members, and we need your support to make them effective! Take a stand for LGBT justice by learning about the cause and signing the letters, and get a 25¢ discount to Espwesso in the process!

Shout-out to Espwesso for their generous support!

Date: 10/14/13
Time: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Place: Allbritton Basement, outside Espwesso
Cost: WE pay YOU (in Espwesso discounts)

WesAmnesty Popsicle and Ice Cream Sandwich Sale

Lina Breslav ’13 and Sami Ressler ’13 make Monday suck less, no pun intended:

Summer is basically here, and WesAmnesty will be selling popsicles and ice cream sandwiches in the Usdan courtyard on Monday between 11-2. Make sure to bring a few dollars for some delicious frozen treats!

Date: Today, May 6
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Place: Usdan Courtyard
Cost: Free

First WesAmnesty Meeting

Amnesty International

Courtesy of Lina Breslav ’13:

Do you want to join an awesome group on campus this semester, meet
other people who care about human rights, and do something that really
makes a difference?

Spring is here and regardless of whether this is your second or last semester at Wesleyan, WesAmnesty would love to have you join us in fighting for human rights internationally!

It’s a time commitment of one hour a week, plus voluntary event sign-ups.

Email us if you can’t make the first meeting, and we’ll fill you in on the deets

Date: Wednesday, February 13th
Time: 5-6 PM
Place: 265 Pine
Contact: lbreslav(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Bake sale Benefitting WesAmnesty

Craving some homemade treats? Lina Breslav ’13 and Sami Ressler ’13 write in to help you out:

Hungry for change?!
WesAmnesty is hosting a bake sale at Usdan from 5-7 on Wednesday
December 5th. Bring a couple bucks and take your mind off of finals
with some homemade dessert.

Date : Wednesday, December 5th
Time : 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Place : Usdan
Cost: 50 cents – $2

WesAmnesty Presents: Death Penalty Speaker David Amdur

WesAmnesty has invited David Amdur to speak on the abolition of the death penalty in Connecticut, which occurred last spring. He is the Project Director for the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty (CNADP).

From CNADP’s website:

The CNADP is a statewide grassroots non-profit organization committed to educating the public on the realities of capital punishment, creating a state and nation free of the death penalty, supporting murder victims’ families, and working for reforms to reduce wrongful convictions.

Mondo’s Pizza will be provided!

Date: Thursday, November 8th
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Place: 41 Wyllys Ave, Room 114
Cost: Free
Food: Free
Facebook: Event

Invisible Children Survey: Should They Come to Wes?

Well, this one is going to open up a whole world of reader comments, if recent history is any indication. Remember Invisible Children? Want to be able to address your concerns (or thoughts) to them in person? Samara Ressler ’13 of WesAmnesty writes in with a poll:

I am sure many Wesleying readers know by now who Invisible Children is and the controversy that has surrounded their organization recently. Their newest video, KONY 2012, has received both criticism and acclaim from the international community. In the past, WesAmnesty has hosted events with Invisible Children around campus. Invisible Children has contacted our group again in the interest of having another screening at the end of this month. Like many of you, we have become critical of the organization, especially with regard to their new film. However, we are wondering if this event may be a good opportunity for Wes students to see the film and hear what Invisible Children has to say. We are curious to see if students think this event is a good idea and worth attending. Please help us out by doing this short survey!

Here’s a link to the poll. It’s more than just a yes/no reply, but as always, speak out in the comments below.

Valentine’s Day Gift Bag Sale

So it begins:

Still need to get a Valentine’s gift for someone? Want to support human rights? Why not do both at once?!

WesAmnesty be selling Valentine’s gift bags at lunch and dinner this week in Usdan. The goodies will be delivered to recipients’ WesBoxes in time for Valentine’s Day.

To be sold on:

  • Wednesday, February 9, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, February 10, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM and 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Friday, February 11, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM