Alexandra Aviv ’16 writes in:
We invite current students, parents, and alumnae to converse, network, and enjoy some light refreshments provided by Thai Gardens and Bon Appetit. Our goal is to help connect Wesleyan Women across class years and to serve as a springboard for discussion around the unique needs of this community. We are looking forward to this event as an opportunity as well to highlight some of the work of various women’s groups on campus.
Date: Sunday, November 8th
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Place: Usdan, room 108
From Aliya Lyons ’17:
Women of Color House and Womanist House invite you to our biannual Cupcakes and Mocktails this Friday!
Join the women of color community and allies for some dancing, chatting, music, cupcakes and marvelous Mocktails.
DRESS TO IMPRESS!! (actually who are you trying to impress b/c you’re beautiful just the way you are!)
Date: Friday, October 3rd
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: 227 Pine Street (WoCoHo)
From Lynna Zhong ’15 and Marjahn Finlayson ’15:
Womanist and Women of Color House is hosting our biannual Cupcakes and Mocktails! Look your best and get ready to enjoy deliciously made cupcakes and drinks with fellow Wes ladies. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Date: TODAY, Feb 14th
Time: 8PM to 11PM
Place: 44 Brainerd
From Marjahn Finlayson ’15:
The brothers of Psi U would like to invite you over for dinner. The ladies and gentlemen of Women of Color House and Womanist House would like to dine and discuss women and Greek life at Wes.
Why not join the conversation?
Come to Psi U on Tuesday to talk women, fraternities and Greek life in general. How can we make women feel safer in frat houses?
Date: Tuesday, October 8
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Place: Psi U
Courtesy of Lynna Zhong ’15:
Join Wesleyan’s women and women of color community for some dancing, chatting, music, and of course, fabulous cupcakes and delicious mocktails.
DRESS TO IMPRESS!!
It’s that time to pull out that dress you’ve been saving to wear and show off those HOT new shoes you just bought.
Sponsored by Women of Color Collective, Women of Color House, and Womanist House.
Date: Saturday, September 28
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: Women of Color House – 227 Pine Street
Marjahn Finlayson ’15 wants to live with you:
Do you hate where you live? Want to be around awesome people with beautiful faces? Why not apply to live in Womanist House?
We have one room available and we want you in it!
If you’re interested, send an email to mfinlayson[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
Note: You aren’t eligible to move in if you already live in a program house, or are currently abroad.
Deadline: Thursday, September 26
An invitation to rave from JT Falcone ‘14.5:
Alpha Delta Phi and Womanist House present a rave with a conscience. No, really. And it’s free too. Come and support safe spaces on campus by dancing. It’s that simple.
Date: Friday, 9/13
Location: The Grotto (Basement of Alpha Delta Phi, 185 High Street)
This morning, we all received a Public Safety Alert informing us about a physical and sexual assault that occurred this morning at Beta Fraternity House on High Street. The survivor was able to escape during the assault, reported the assault to Public Safety, and was transported to Middlesex Hospital for minor injuries.
In light of this awful and tragic information, I would like to remind everyone that sexual assault here at Wesleyan remains a problem as terrible as any this campus has ever faced, and that sexual assault is never, ever okay.
Womanist House will be providing a safe space for support this afternoon.
Additionally, Rachel Verner ’15 writes in about a gathering later in the evening and always-available resources for survivors and the community:
SART Intern, Rachel Verner, and Students for Consent and Communication would like to invite everyone to an open community meeting tonight. Our goal is to create a safe space to talk about sexual violence prevention, and what we can all do to rid rape culture at Wesleyan. We will be meeting in the University Organizing Centre (190 High Street) this evening (Sunday, March 7th) at 9pm. Please see below for a list of other available resources:
SART Members – Confidential Reporters
- Larry Antosz, Counseling Center, 860-685-2910
- David Leipziger Teva, Chaplain, 860-685-2278
- Sandy Frimel, Health Services, 860-685-2470
- Emily Daponte, Health Services, 860-685-2470
- Jennifer D’Andrea, Counseling Center, 860-685-2910
- Alysha B. Warren, Counseling Center, 860-685.2910
From Laiya Ackman ’15:
As people wake up and open their email from Public Safety alerting them to the attempted sexual assault that took place last night, I would like to reach out to the campus community and invite anyone who feels affected or upset to Womanist House this afternoon. We’ll have tea and snacks and will strive to be a space space for anyone who needs it. Please feel free to drop by at 44 Brainerd Ave (perpendicular to Lawn, parallel to Pine and Home) anytime from 3-5pm today.
We would like to make sure that everyone on this campus can find a safe space and a support group as we reflect on this traumatic event. Our thoughts and support goes out to the survivor.
If you would like to contact me directly, my email is lackman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
If you are interested in talking to one of the many sexual assault resources on campus, here are some of your options:
SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) *Confidential Reporter
Alysha Warren, CAPS: 860-685-3217*
Larry Antosz, CAPS: 860-685-2910*
Sandy Frimel, Health Services: 860-685-2470*
David Leipziger Teva, Chaplain: 860-685-2278*
Rachel Verner, SART Intern: 860-685-4673 (HOPE)
CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services): 860-685-2910
Women and Family Center (24/7): 888-999-5545
Date: Today, April 7
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Place: Womanist House, 44 Brainerd Ave
Momus, in case you didn’t know, is a Scottish musician with an eyepatch whose interests, according to Wikipedia, include identity, Japan, Rome, the avant-garde, time travel and sex. He almost had a hit in 1987 with “Hairstyle of the Devil” and has been doing his bizarre thing ever since. In 1998, he graced the “so-called Eclectic House” with his presence and fortunately for us kids, he wrote this spectacular account.
Although he (jokingly?) refers to Wes as the University of Connecticut, his description of our “Oasis of distilled hedonism”, our “self-righteous, temporary, trust-funded student escapism” may be more on point. From Eclectic, he proceeds to Womanist House, where he muses on identity politics and our “pseudo-liberal, politically correct puritanism.”