Tag Archives: Wesleyan World Wednesdays

“Democracy’s future in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the PRC” with Dr. Stephen Young

taiwanFrom Nina Stender ’16:

Democracy’s future in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the PRC:
A presentation and guided discussion with Dr. Stephen Young, former US Consul General to Hong Kong and visiting professor in the College of East Asian Studies

Wed, Dec 2nd, 4:30pm
Munchies will be provided

Supported by the Wesleyan International Relations Association, the Hong Kong Students Association, and Wesleyan World Wednesdays

Date: Wednesday, December 2
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Place: PAC 002

Careers for the Common Good

Are you concerned about your future job prospects? Maybe a little afraid of “selling out”? If you hope not just to do well but also to do good, come by tomorrow’s panel discussion on “Careers for the Common Good” at 6pm in 41 Wyllys, room 112. Four alumni who are working hard for social change and who have built careers around the causes they care about will speak about the rewards and challenges of their professions and share insights from the first years after college, as well as advice for students seeking meaningful, impactful work.  The event will be moderated by Wesleying’s own Lily Herman ’16 and pizza will be served.

Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112
Panelist bios

PANGEA x Wes Football

PANGEA writes in:

Like football?
Interested in Asian cultures?
Want free food?

Come and join us on Tuesday, April 15 at Usdan 110 to learn more about Football and how to make sushi & spring rolls!

Indian food will be served!
Check out the Facebook event for more details.

Date: TODAY, April 15
Time: 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Place: Usdan 110
Cost: FREE

Wesleyan World Wednesdays: Clean Water Talk

From Grad Student Dana Pellegrino:

Come listen to Wesleyan students and alums talk about why clean water saves lives and how they’ve helped to create innovative solutions for contaminated water. Refreshments will be served.

Alum Max Perel-Slater writes in that:

Additionally, we will provide information about the new Maji Safi Group Cardinal Internship for students interested in working with the organization in  Shirati, Tanzania during the summer of 2013.

Date: Today, December 5
Time: 4:30pm
Place: Allbritton 311
Cost: Free Food!

Vietnamese Dinner & Movie Night

PANGEA, Wesleyan World Wednesdays, and VSA present Vietnamese dinner & movie night. VSA will serve homemade Vietnamese food. PANGEA and Wesleyan World Wednesdays will screen “Journey From the Fall”, an award-winning movie about the untold stories of Southern Vietnamese after the fall of Saigon. Proceeds will go to East Meets West Foundation to help rural villages in South East Asia.

For a full menu of food and more information, read past the jump:

“Slumdog Millionaire” Screening

Come celebrate the last day of classes by watching multiple Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, presented by Brighter Dawns, Wesleyan World Wednesdays and the South Asian Studies cluster!

There is a strongly suggested donation of $5 per person. All donations will go towards Brighter Dawns’ efforts to raise $15,329 for a water-sanitation project in the Khalishpur slum outside of Bangladesh’s capital city, Dhaka. With each donation of $5, we have a complimentary delicious samosa for you, courtesy of Haveli’s!

What: Slumdog Millionaire screening by Brighter Dawns
Friday, Dec 10, 8pm to 10.30pm
Tishler Hall, Exley 151
Free! Suggested $5 donation but any/all amounts welcome!
Facebook event

Water and Health

Yinka Taiwo-Peters ’12 gives us the 411 about H2O:

Wesleyan World Wednesdays, Brighter Dawns, and the Water Awareness Project Nigeria present:

What Wesleyan students are doing about the situation of water in developing countries.

Two Wesleyan juniors wil speak about their projects in their developing homeland and how you can participate:

Yinka Taiwo-Peters: Water Awareness Project Nigeria
Providing low-cost clean water sources for Nigerian schools in rural
communities without safe water sources
Informative Link 1

Tasmiha Khan: Founder of Brighter Dawns, an organization that aims to
prevent and treat existing health issues and improve overal living
conditions in the slums of Bangladesh
Informative Link 2

There will be room for questions.

Date: Tomorrow (today in Japan), Dec. 1
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: PAC 002