Events

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.…

Join the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project

Join the Wesleyan University community, along with dozens of community members, organizations, businesses and institutions, in making sure local families have a great Thanksgiving meal. Together, we gather the supplies to fill food baskets for about 1000 local families. Get Involved! Donate stuffing or gravy from now until November 21st. Drop off at the Jewett…

This week’s Human Rights Talks

Join the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life for a lunchtime talk with experts in the field of Human Rights.  Human Rights Advocacy in the Trump Era Jamil Dakwar Tuesday, October 29. 12.00-1.00, PAC 002. Pizza lunch will be provided. Since 2017, the Trump Administration has demonstrated utter disregard for human rights, and…

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…