Events

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…

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…

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…

Religious Endowments and Democratic Foundations in Istanbul

Religious Endowments and Democratic Foundations in Istanbul: How an Ottoman Institution Shapes Armenian Life in Turkey Today a lecture with Christopher Sheklian Crowded in the upper-level school auditorium in the neighborhood of Şişli, Istanbul, a diverse group of Armenians debated the governance structure of the charitable endowments known as vakıfs. Questions of democratic governance, equitable…

Careers in Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Social Impact

Careers in Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Social Impact There are countless ways to incorporate mission and meaning into your post-Wesleyan plans. Hear from alumni about their paths to careers in the social sector and their advice for current students. Lunch will be served. Speakers: Phil Buchanan ’92, President of the Center for Philanthropy (CEP), author of Giving…

2019/2020 Human Rights Series

The 2019/2020 Human Rights Talks Series encourages engagement with human rights issues among undergraduate students. Jointly sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life and the University Network for Human Rights, the Series brings experts in the field of human rights to campus to engage in dialogue on current events. All events…

2019/2020 JCCP Mentor in Residence Meet-and-Greet with Dr. Rosemary Ostfeld ’10

The Jewett Center will host a meet-and-greet with Dr. Rosemary Ostfeld on September 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Allbritton 311. All are welcome. Students, faculty, staff, and community members with an interest in social entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability, and food systems are especially encouraged to attend. This event is part of Wesleyan’s community education contributions in support…