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News and Information for the Class of 2013
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Muslims’ Experiences of Devalutaion: Gendered Images, Gendered Sentiments”
Prof. Patricia Rodriguez-Mosquera, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Russell House 4:30 p.m.
Attitudes toward Islam and Muslims have continued to deteriorate over time. In this talk, Professor Rodriguez Mosquera will discuss how Muslim Americans feel about the societal devaluation of their group. The lecture is based on psychological studies of Muslim Americans’ feelings of anger, sadness, and fear in four studies using multiple methods. These emotions were examined in the context of significant social events for Muslim Americans (i.e., the 9/11 anniversary) as well as in the context of individual experiences of unfair treatment (i.e., emotional narratives). The lecture considers the psychological and social implications of feeling angry, sad, and afraid for Muslim Americans and the relations of these emotional experiences to the gendered nature of societal images and stereotypes about Muslims.
Gacaca (Ga-CHA-cha), which literally means “justice on the grass,” is a form of citizen-based justice which Rwandans decided to put into place in an attempt to deal with the crimes of the 1994 genocide. Filming for over a decade in a tiny rural hamlet, director Anne Aghion has charted the impact this experiment in transitional justice has had on survivors and perpetrators alike. Through their fear and anger, accusations and defenses, blurry truths, inconsolable sadness, and hope for life renewed, she captures the emotional journey to coexistence.
As a filmmaker, Anne Aghion has been drawn to places as far-ranging as rural Rwanda, the ice fields of Antarctica and the slums of Managua. She has been praised by critics, both as a director of unique and poetic vision, and a documentarian who conveys a strong sense of the people and places she covers. Her work has also earned her, among other honors, a UNESCO Fellini Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship, an Emmy, and the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival’s Nestor Almendros Award for courage in Filmmaking.
When you were a frosh didn’t you wish you had someone to show you the ropes and walk you through getting
involved with different activities on campus? Now you can be that person for an incoming first year student
and help make their transition to college life that much easier!
The WSA in coordination with SALD is starting the Cardinal Connect: First Year Student
Social Connection Program for the upcoming year. We need rising juniors and seniors to
volunteer to be paired with incoming freshmen to serve as social and extra-curricular
resources. The goal is to help freshmen get involved with life here at Wesleyan more
easily by providing a formal connection with an experienced upperclassman. You would be
expected to meet with your freshman once per month to chat and help them out. Please fill
out and submit this form by May 20th.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a reminder that voting is open for WSA President, Vice President and for Senior Class Officers (2013).
EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE! wsa.wesleyan.edu/voting (Seniors, you can vote, too.) We are halfway through the election; here are the voting stats so far –
Frosh : 265 Sophs : 203 Juniors : 252
If you haven’t voted, vote NOW. Also, if you are interested in being a part of the WSA next year, run for class rep. You can get a petition in the WSA office, or print one here.
Best, The Elections Committee–Meherazade Sumariwalla ’12 (Chair), Syed Ali ’13 and Maeve Russell ’14
The panel will be about new ways of organizing and the influence of young people’s participation on the election of 2012, as well as the benefits of working with and outside the two-party system.
Participants: Dan Fischer ’12, Occupy Wesleyan Szelena Gray, Rootstrikers Nathan Kleinman, Occupy Philadelphia and Congressional Candidate (PA-13) Alex Levin ’12, College Republican National Committee David Thompson ‘11, Citizens’ Congress Liz Valentin ‘11, Citizens’ Congress
I am writing to inform you that we are now accepting applications for the Green Fund Committee Chair for the 2012-13 academic year. The Green Fund is a student-financed and student-managed fund for sustainability projects in the campus community financed by an opt-out $15 per semester fee. The Chair oversees and facilitates the workings of the committee and serves on the Wesleyan Student Assembly as a member of the Finance and Facilities Committee. The application can be found here:
If you have more questions about the position, the responsibilities, or the Green Fund in general, please feel free to email the current chair at email@example.com.
We look forward to reviewing the applications which are due on Friday April 27th at 5 PM.
Best, The Appointments Committee–Evan Weber, WSA Finance and Facilities Committee Chair & Green Fund Committee Chair, Arya Alizadeh, WSA Coordinator, and Meherazade Sumariwalla, WSA Vice President
The Usdan Center is looking for student leaders!
If you are looking for on campus employment this Fall, the Usdan Center is now accepting applications in the following areas:
Information Center, Setup Crew, Student Managers
The Usdan Operations Department believes that we are not the average campus employer. We invest time in our students and value and encourage their feedback. Our student employees are involved in decisions concerning how the Usdan Center funcitons. We’re looking for students who want to be part of a dynamic environment, who want to make a difference on campus, and who are willing to learn while gaining valuable skills such as leadership, communication, and problem solving. Critcal and active thinkers are encouraged to apply!
Click below to fill out an application. We will be reviewing applications until the end of classes.