WESEMINAR Education and Civic Engagement – Academics in the Community

WESEMINAR Education and Civic Engagement – Academics in the Community With the establishment of the Education Studies Minor, opportunities for students to learn about and engage with educational policy and practice are expanding, including a multi-faceted partnership with the Middletown Public Schools.  Join us to learn more about just some of the initiatives – undertaken…

Human Rights in the US: A perspective from a non-American

Human Rights in the US: A perspective from a non-American, with Maina Kiai Maina Kiai was the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association from 2011 until 2017. In 2016 he completed official mission to the US pursuant to his mandate to assess the situation of freedoms of…

Volunteer with Covenant Living of Cromwell

Covenant Living retirement community seeks volunteers to interact and socialize with their residents. Mission: Our continuing mission of service to older adults. We’re dedicated to helping each resident pursue wellness of mind, body and spirit in personalized ways that enhance every element of well-being. Physical and intellectual exercise strengthen health, vitality and understanding. Aspiring to emotional…

Speaking of Indigenous Politics: Independent Media and the Power of Community Radio

J. Kēhaulani Kauanui will give a talk on “Speaking of Indigenous Politics: Independent Media and the Power of Community Radio.” J. Kēhaulani Kauanui is Professor of American Studies and an affiliate faculty member in Anthropology at Wesleyan University, where she teaches courses related to Indigenous sovereignty, settler colonial studies, anarchist history and activism, and critical…

Bringing Africa to American Radio with Banning Eyre ’79

Banning Eyre ’79 will share his work and speak on “Bringing Africa to American Radio.” Wesleyan alumnus Banning Eyre (’79) has worked with the Peabody Award-winning public radio program Afropop Worldwide since its inception in 1988. He has traveled to African, Europe and the Caribbean some 25 times doing research for the program. In this…

Volunteer with WesNEAT

WesNEAT is a group of student volunteers who staff the office of the North End Action Team (NEAT), a nonprofit organization in Middletown whose goals are to empower, address the concerns of, and provide resources to citizens of the North End. A volunteer will typically work a shift once a week (with a partner) at…

Meet Alphina Kamara ’22 – the 2019/2020 Patricelli Center Intern

Alphina Kamara ’22 is this year’s Intern for the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Alphina will support PCSE classes, grants, and other programs, and will also provide peer mentorship to fellow student entrepreneurs and changemakers. Learn more about Alphina below.   Q: Can you introduce yourself? A: My name is Alphina Kamara, and I am…

Women in Hip-Hop, Contemporary Black Culture, and the Role of College Radio

Akua Naru will share her music and speak on “Women in Hip-Hop, Contemporary Black Culture, and the Role of College Radio.” Independent artist and founder of The Keeper Project – a multi-media archive which chronicles the role of women in the creation and evolution of hip-hop music and culture – Akua Naru was awarded the…

Cardinal Kids Fall 2019 Programming

Cardinal Kids was founded in 2018 by four Wesleyan students who believe that all children should have access to quality extra-curricular enrichment. They hope to create a safe and inclusive space in which all kids feel free to explore, express, and ask questions. They also seek to provide teacher training and experience for Wesleyan students…