Narrowing it down: top five events on campus this week – 3/5/12

March has come.  Perhaps it’s just the psychology of no longer being in February, but the air feels cleaner and the wind less harsh.  The five events below are but a few among many fabulous things happening this week on campus.  What I’m probably most excited for?  The weather prediction for Thursday: 67 degrees.  (Spring is here, awakening at last…)

SLCSpeaks’ 1st Birthday — TONIGHT @ 9pm, Teahaus
You are all cordially invited to join us in celebrating one year of SLCSpeaks.  We’ve had a magnificent inaugural year, come out to toast to many more.  There will be all sorts of birthday festivities and opportunities to get involved!

Markets, Commons and the Struggle to Reclaim Food as an Existential Gift — Monday, March 5 @ 5:30pm, Library Pillow Room
David Bollier, an author, activist, and blogger, is coming to Sarah Lawrence this evening to discuss the politics and culture surrounding the commons.  Co-founder of the Common Strategies Group, which aims to foster communities and stimulate intellectual discourse around the commons, Bollier works towards connecting groups around the world engaged in activist groups towards a more cohesive global recognition and participation.  Head to the Pillow Room this afternoon to hear about this alternative approach to economy and perhaps be inspired…

6×6: Poetry — Wednesday, March 7 @ 8pm, Slonim Living Room
Following last week’s 6×6 reading of fiction writers, make your way back to Slonim Living Room to hear collection of fabulous poets  read their work.  Featured poet Brendan Constantine, of Los Angeles, will read alongside MFA and undergraduate students. MFA students include Rachel Bovard, Allyson Lounsbury, Kyla Marshell, Christine Reilly, and Monique Rose. Undergrads Gabrielle Campagnano (editor of Speak at SLCSpeaks), Abby Hellauer, Lucy Kahn, Jen Monroe, Jackson Sabbagh will also share their work.

SLC Food Co-op Food Table — Thursday, March 8 @ 11:30am-3:30pm, North Lawn
Yes, Sarah Lawrence has a food cooperative.  At least a nascent one.  Come by our table on the North Lawn this Thursday to find out more about what we’re doing, who is involved, and just why you should think about buying beans from Cayuga instead of Goya.  There will be mountains of locally-sourced, homemade, free food  to accompany enlightening discussions. Join us later that evening at the Food Services Subcommittee meeting at 6pm in PAC 1 as well!

Spring Awakening — Thursday, 3/8 @ 7pm, Friday, 3/9 @ 7pm, Saturday, 3/10 @ 2pm and 7pm, Reisinger Auditorium
It’s musical time of year again.  This year, the drama, angst, and sexual repression of Spring Awakening are descending on Sarah Lawrence.  Directed by Sarah Plotkin, produced by Zach Zamchick, with musical director Nour El Rayes, the show promises to remind you of just how emotional it is to be fourteen.  The music sounds awesome, the cast is thoroughly enthusiastic, and the show will be rockus amounts of fun (even if a bit sad).

Nina Sparling (Editor, “What’s Up”) is a bi-coastal aspiring bread baker frustrated with the current food system. Originally from Berkeley, she moved to New York, complaining most of the way, until she found the Met and figured out the subway (but still has serious envy for Bay Area vegetables). Currently a sophomore at Sarah Lawrence, Nina studies languages, political ecology, and geography and tries to figure out how they all relate.

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