10/10 Environmental Film Series Screening: Invisible Hand

The Connecticut River Coastal Conservation is excited to announce the next film in The Elements: An Annual Environmental Film Series!  They will be showing Invisible Hand on Monday, October 10, 2022, Indigenous People’s Day. The screening will be at 7pm at the Goldsmith Family Cinema, Jeanine Basinger Center for Film Studies, Wesleyan University, 301 Washington…

10/18: Climate Crisis and Voter Engagement

Wesleyan’s Sustainability Office is hosting a panel on Climate Change and Voter Engagement on Tuesday, 10/18 at 4:30pm via Zoom. Come hear from some community partners who are working to make sure the climate crisis is a key voter issue, and on driving climate advocates to the polls. Join us on Zoom: 

10/12: Spotlight on Partners in Sustainability

Hear from some of our sustainability partners in a panel moderated by Sustainability Director Jen Kleindienst. Featuring Leticia Colon de Mejias, Efficiency for all and Green Eco Warriors; Serena Levingston ‘24, 2022 Sustainable CT Fellow; and Erin Livensparger, Fire Ring Farm. Join us via Zoom on 10/12 at 4:30pm: . 

10/11: Voter Engagement and the Formerly Incarcerated

The JCCP’s inaugural Re-Imagining Justice Mentor-in-Residence, Earl Bloodworth, will be moderating a panel on Tuesday, 10/11 from 4:30pm-6pm featuring community partners who are working on improving access to the ballot, and increasing the voting engagement of folks who were formerly incarcerated. Join us on Zoom to learn about important work happening across the state: 

10/8: Amistad Voyage for Freedom

The visit of the Amistad Ship to Middletown will pay honor to and acknowledge the resiliency and determination of the Mende captives during the 1839 Amistad Uprising. Discovering Amistad recognizes the significance of their fight for freedom, and its relevance to social and racial justice today. During its week in Middletown, the Amistad and its…

10/7: Meet Your State Rep. Brandon Chafee

The JCCP, WesUSLAC, and WesDS invite you to Meet Your State Rep! Representative Brandon Chafee, representing CTs 33rd District which includes Wesleyan, will be here to tell you about this sessions legislative priorities, share your concerns, and answer your questions. Lunch is provided. Come by Allbritton 311 on Friday, 10/7 at 12pm!

JCCP Volunteer Training

This training series is required to work or volunteer for the JCCP and our student groups. Learn more about civic engagement at Wes and in Middletown, hear from community partners, meet other civically engaged students, and get connected to our student groups. JCCP Mixer Friday, 9/17, 5:00-6:30 pm Exley Patio on the Lawn Ave. side…

2021 PCSE Seed Grant Finalists Announced (public pitches 4/2 12-1PM EDT)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2021 PCSE Seed Grants. Finalists will pitch in a virtual public event on Friday, April 2, at noon Eastern Time (RSVP required).  These $5,000 awards are intended to fund the launch or early stage growth of a social enterprise, project, program, or…

Kristina Wong: Reality television, political theater, and social change

Kristina Wong is a performance artist, comedian and elected representative whose work onstage and in politics is informed by an obsessive knowledge of the reality television format.  How does reality tv explain where we are today?  What tropes from this genre have now surfaced in how we think, make decisions and move in the world? In this…

Agents of (Climate) Change: Local Leaders Tackling Environmental Racism

Agents of (Climate) Change: Local Leaders Tackling Environmental Racism. This event in the Wesleyan Civic Engagement Webinar Series features leaders from local organizations working to confront environmental racism and strengthen local and statewide sustainability efforts.  Panelists and how to get involved with their work:  Jack Howard ’22, Sunrise Middletown Hub co-coordinator.  Sunrise is a national…