From: Nicole Updegrove []
Sent: Monday, October 07, 2013 10:09 PM
Subject: Privilege and Policy Series Talks


Privilege and Policy at Wesleyan

A Five-Part Series


Please join us for a series of community forums addressing the way that privilege affects student life at Wesleyan. Each week we will have a student-to-student discussion and brainstorming session about the ways that Wesleyan policy and privilege intersect to affect the student experience. The series seeks to produce an extensive list of policy changes to pursue and a better student understanding of what's working and what isn't at Wes. Each forum will be facilitated by two or three students from the Wesleyan community.



First Forum - Privilege, Class, and Policy 


This Thursday, October 10th from 7 - 9 PM in the Daniel Family Commons (third floor of Usdan) we will be having the first of the Privilege and Policy at Wesleyan series. This discussion will center around the intersection of privilege, class, and policy at Wes, from work-study policy to outside-tuition costs to more subtle ways in which policies make money and background influence our college experience. We invite all students to join us to share their experiences, come up with ideas, and meet other students who care about these issues.


Second Forum - Privilege, Ability, and Policy


Next Monday, October 14th from 7 - 9 PM in Allbritton311 we will be hosting the second of the Privilege and Policy at Wesleyan series. The discussion will cover how differences in ability - neurological, psychological, and physical, on the spectrum from transient challenges to long-term differences - intersect with privilege and policy at Wesleyan. We will address topics like medical leave policy, accommodations, building accessibility, Davison and CAPS, and anything else you care to bring up. We invite all students to come speak, brainstorm, and meet others in the community who are interested in changing the environment at Wesleyan.


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