Events

2020 Elections, Grassroots Organizing, and Criminal Justice Reform

Join local organizers for a panel discussion on 2020 Elections, Grassroots Organizing, and Criminal Justice Reform. The discussion will be moderated by Jesse Nasta, Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Studies. Panelists Lorenzo Jones, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director at the Katal Center for Healthy, Equity, and Justice Rev. Maurice Winley, Executive Director of Living Redemption…

Song From the Uproar, a Student-Run Opera

Lisa Stein ’21 and her production team of undergraduate and graduate students have a goal to make opera more accessible and relatable to Wesleyan students and Middletown residents, especially local teenagers. Song from the Uproar was written in 2012 by Missy Mazzoli and Voyce Vavrek and shares the true story of Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904). After…

Liberty and the Nation: The State of Liberalism in Today’s Nationalist Revival

Liberty and the Nation: The State of Liberalism in Today’s Nationalist Revival with Kai Weiss Nationalist ideas are on the rise again in today’s world. President Donald Trump called himself a “nationalist,” and prominent thinkers around the West, from TV host Tucker Carlson to intellectuals like Yoram Hazony, have embraced the idea of the importance…

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) 101 for Wesleyan Tutors + Mentors

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) 101 : an event for Wesleyan students who are involved in community service that works with young people through tutoring or mentoring   Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others,…

The Fault Lines of Evangelicalism: Donald Trump, Christianity Today, and the History of a Movement

The Fault Lines of Evangelicalism: Donald Trump, Christianity Today, and the History of a Movement with Chamberlain Fellow Joseph P. Slaughter   Every election cycle evangelicals are an influential group to be reckoned with for journalists, pundits, politicians, and political strategists. Under President Donald J. Trump, their political power is reflected by increased White House access, and…

Wesleyan now accepting applications for E2020 Spring Break funding support

Applications are now open for E2020 Spring Break funding support. See below for more information on E2020 and how to apply:  Wesleyan Engage 2020 The Wesleyan Engage 2020 (E2020) initiative is a comprehensive university effort to support student learning via civic engagement and liberal arts education. E2020 is open to and encourages participation regardless of…

PREP Center Clothing Drive

The Pursuing Re-Entry and Employment Possibilities (PREP) Center is a program that operates out of the office of the North End Action Team, a community power building nonprofit on Main Street. The PREP Center is run by Wesleyan volunteers and is meant to provide career mentorship for formerly incarcerated Middletown residents, as well as fill…

Wesleyan Book Buds Bake Sale and Book Drive

Wesleyan Book Buds is an Office of Community Service Student Group. They started as an Innovation Fund grantee in Spring 2019 and collected and donated 255 books to Macdonough Elementary School, Woodrow Wilson Middle School, the Book Mobile project, and the Cross Street Church After School Tutoring Program.   The Wesleyan Book Buds is planning…

Civic Engagement Certificate Lunch – Fall 2019

Civic engagement encompasses a wide range of activities in which individuals work to strengthen their communities, to realize common goods, to enhance the capacities and dispositions necessary for democratic self-rule, and in general to deliberately shape their common life. Wesleyan University prides itself on enrolling and nurturing students with strong social consciousness. Students participate in…

Support High School Students at FAFSA Day

O.H. Platt High School in Meriden is hosting a FAFSA Day CT event on Saturday, November 23rd from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Media Center. This is a statewide initiative that supports students and families with completing the FAFSA.  They are looking for volunteers to attend and support students and families that day.…