Meeting ID: 978 8490 5093
Meeting ID: 978 8490 5093
Meeting ID: 978 8490 5093
Units and student organizations on campus have come together to organize these events before we depart for the semester!
From discussions about activism and life during a pandemic to info sessions about international fellowships and study abroad, come celebrate IEW with us!
… and if you don’t want to Zoom in from your room, come to Fisk 201 to tune into any of these events!
I gathered a few self-care resources surrounding coping through stressful political times, and posted them on the SHAPE Office’s blog. Thought I would share here too in case anyone was interested.
Sending light and positive energy your way!
To the campus community:
We write with a few important reminders for Election Day tomorrow.
Voting Locations and Hours
Voting will take place between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. in Wesleyan’s Beckham Hall in Fayerweather (55 Wyllys Ave.). Most students and Middletown residents registered in Voting District 14 may vote there. If you have not yet registered, you can both register and vote at the Election Day Registration tent behind Freeman Athletic Center, open during the same hours.
Masks and social distancing will be required at both locations, and everywhere on campus. Signage will be posted to remind everyone of Wesleyan’s COVID safety protocols.
More information is available on the Jewett Center for Community Partnership’s website.
E Lot overflow (small lot) will be reserved for voters. E Lot (large lot) will be reserved for staff at the COVID testing tent as well as any employees who are driving in for a test. Employees (including workers in Usdan) should leave the lot when they are done testing and park elsewhere for the day. Both E lots will be closed for general parking.
Students are invited to an In-Person, Pre-Election Fireside Chat and S’Mores tonight at 7 and 8 p.m. (RSVP required). On Election Night, all students are invited to drop in to a casual Election Night watch party on Zoom (Meeting ID: 984 2122 0573, Passcode: E2020) hosted by the Wesleyan Democrats student group.
Make a plan, and vote!
In-person, Pre-Election Fireside Chat & S’mores
Monday, November 2 | 7 pm
Fire is a place for warmth, survival, and renewal. We’re living in tumultuous times: join a caring community of your fellow students to find solace around the fire. Get ready to socialize and make s’mores with your Wesleyan peers. Come with your friends or make new ones there!
RSVP, masks, and social distancing all required.
RSVP HERE for in person
Remote student? Click HERE for more information.
Facilitated by ORSL, and student leaders in collaboration with other campus departments
For more info contact Megan Perkins’23 firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is a discussion space to think about survivor solidarity and self-care in an election cycle where both presidential candidates have been accused of sexual assault and violence. Making the decision of voting / who to vote for / not voting at all is one that can be tough and triggering for survivors. This discussion-based event (guided by questions) will give people the tools to talk and think about these tough decisions and plan out care plans, for themselves and their loved ones. We will also be discussing what survivor support and survivorhood means to us and how that shapes our experiences. In the end, we hope to hold space for participants who might need to chat after what might be a very reflective discussion.
The event may touch on some triggering topics and to make the space and experience as comfortable as possible, some rules are:
1. Cameras don’t need to be on. people can take a break if/when they need. anyone can leave the zoom meeting whenever they like and will be let back in at any time.
2. Respect the confidentiality and vulnerability of participants. what is spoken about in the zoom meeting stays there.
3. Resources will be provided in the chat for survivor support groups, crisis hotlines, self-care tips, and other info.
4. This is not a space to place blame or judgement. goal of this event isn’t to feel validated, it is to feel comfortable and gather tools to make the decision.
5. Trigger warnings will be provided when discussing the accusations.
6. Respect different experiences and perspectives
7. There will be a chance for participants to chat with someone after the event to ask for support in any way or talk through discomfort they might be feeling (as mentioned above).
THE ZOOM LINK (2-3pm Oct 17th): https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/91003710354
Wesleyan Habitat for Humanity will be hosting a webinar with guest speaker and Wesleyan alum, Shola Olatoye ’96, on Thursday, October 8th at 7 PM via Zoom. She will be discussing public service careers, her path working in affordable housing, and the effect of the pandemic on affordable housing. It is open to everyone, the Wesleyan community and beyond!
Meeting ID: 982 2201 9345
Wesleyan students are invited to join Government Professors Logan Dancey and Alyx Mark for a post-debate discussion following the first presidential debate on Tuesday, Sept. 28. The event will start at 10:30 p.m. et (immediately following the debate) on Zoom and conclude by 11:30 p.m. You can join the discussion via this link: http://bit.ly/wes_postdebate. You will need to sign in through your Single Sign On to join the meeting.
The event is meant as an opportunity for students to engage in a dialogue with one another about the debate. Professors Dancey and Mark will pose some initial discussion questions and help facilitate the conversation.
CSPL/CGST480 ENGAGED PROJECTS is a 1-credit course in which students design a semester-long project around a topic of their choice that engages the broader public. EPs respond to this critical moment in history by empowering students to connect their academic pursuits to what is happening in the world around them; they deepen student learning and self-reflection, ease the undeniable challenges of online and hybrid learning, and introduce students to their own agency and positionality in society.
For questions about Engaged Projects, contact Allbritton Director Katja Kolcio at email@example.com or Makaela Kingsley firstname.lastname@example.org. An info session for the course will be offered for students in early August.
Every year, over 400 Wesleyan students choose to enrich their educational experience through civic engagement on campus and beyond. They deploy their curiosity, skills, and practical idealism as they support educational and social enrichment activities for youth, stand with efforts to protect our environment, learn from the wisdom of aging community members, and work in partnership with criminal justice reform efforts.
Whether you engage in this work through formal channels such as the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships or volunteer on your own terms, the Cardinal Community Commitment reflects the university’s collective approach to civic engagement, as well as our commitment to working in partnership and learning from our experiences.
Before getting involved in any community service or civic engagement, we ask that all students review the Cardinal Community Commitment.