Pumpkin Fest at Long Lane Farm — 10/14, noon-4 p.m.

Long Lane Farms along with the College of the Environment and Bon Appetit are co-sponsoring the annual Pumpkin Festival this Saturday, October 14th from 12pm – 4pm at Long Lane Farm.

There will be tours of the farm, bands, activities, student groups, pie eating contest, farmer’s market, pumpkins for sale, free veggie burgers and cider and much more!

Weather should be amazing for October, so come join us!  Tell your classmates to come on down!

Discussion: “The Political Crisis in Catalonia” –10/10 at noon

Tuesday October 10, 2017

12:00-1:00 pm, Fisk 201
Pizza will be served

The Catalonian drive for independence has met with fierce resistance from the Spanish government in Madrid. Does Catalonia deserve independence? What are the ways that the political standoff can be resolved? These issues will be discussed by Antonio Gonzalez (Romance Languages) and Peter Rutland (Government).

Sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life and the Fries Center for Global Studies

Theater Department Open House for Prospective Majors–10/12

Please join us for a Theater Department open house for prospective Theater majors on Thursday, October 12th from 12pm-1pm, in the Theater Studios Room 114 (East Room). This event is for freshmen and sophomores interested in pursuing Theater educationally. Professors and current majors will talk about the Department and their experiences.

Please RSVP by Monday, October 9th by emailing Dawn Alger at dalger@wesleyan.edu or on the sign-up sheet in the Theater Department lobby.

Right Now! Series: From Art to Action: A Different Response to Wartime Sexual Violence — 10/4 at 4:30 p.m.

RIGHT NOW! Series:
From Art to Action: A Different Response to Wartime Sexual Violence

Wednesday, October 4, 4:30 pm, Allbritton 311

On June 12, 2015, the art installation “Thinking of You” displayed 5,000 dresses in the football stadium of Pristina, Kosovo, to honor the thousands of survivors of wartime rape. The documentary The Making of #ThinkingOfYou, produced by Anna Di Lellio and Fitim Shala, is a story of art and women activism to change the culture of isolation, resignation and shame that surrounds sexual violence in war.  Professor Anna Di Lellio will be speaking.

Prof. Anna Di Lellio is a sociologist and policy analyst, whose research focuses on nationalism, security, transitional justice and state-building in the Balkans. She teaches at the Graduate Program in International Relations, The New School for Public Engagement, and at the International Relations Program of New York University. Prof. Di Lellio received her doctorate in Sociology from Columbia University and her Master’s in Public Policy from the NYU Wagner School of Public Service.

She worked in Kosovo for some years, as political adviser to the Prime Minister; Media Commissioner under the aegis of the OSCE; and research analyst and advisor on the Kosovo Liberation Army program of reintegration for IOM and the United Nations Mission in Kosovo. Among her publications is the book The Battle of Kosovo 1389. An Albanian Epic (I.B. Tauris, 2009), published also in Albanian and Serbian, and the edited collection of essays, The Case for Kosova. Passage to Independence (Anthem, 2006). She is the producer of Thinking of You, a documentary on the making on the art installation by Alketa Xhafa Mripa, dedicated to the survivors of Kosovo wartime sexual violence. Prof. Di Lellio is the cofounder and managing director of the Kosovo Oral History Initiative. In 2015, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Merits by the President of the Republic of Kosovo.

For further information please contact Peter Rutland  prutland@wesleyan.edu