The Wesleyan Alumni in Philanthropy and Public Service (WAPPS) committee in the SF Bay area invite you to a lively evening of alumni storytelling and career-oriented give and take.
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 6-9 p.m., Hub San Francisco, 901 Mission Street, Suite 105, San Francisco, CA 94103.
Cost is $10 and includes refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. Please register by December 2, 2012.
After a highly interactive networking activity, noted Bay Area alumni Ayelet Waldman '86
, Gerald Richards '90
, Thy Tran '91
, and Daniel Handler '92
will take to the stage to reminisce about a moment they knew they needed to make a change…We will cap off the evening with concrete steps to sustain alumni connections through networking and public service projects in 2013.
Come prepared with business cards and elevator pitches and be sure to check back to see who’s attending!
About the speakers
is the author of Red Hook Road
and The New York Times bestseller Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace
. She has written extensively about juggling the demands of children, partners, career and society, in particular about combining paid work with modern motherhood, and about the ensuing maternal ambivalence. Her personal essays have been published in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Vogue, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.
is the Chief Executive Officer of 826 National, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping 6-18 year olds with expository and creative writing. Gerald has twenty years of management and development experience at national nonprofit organizations and is a respected trainer and sought after speaker on topics of youth and education access. He has also served as an education expert for national marketing campaigns promoting creativity in and outside the classroom. In 2008, he was named one of 101 African-American Champions for Youth in the Bay Area.
writes literary nonfiction about food, the rituals of the kitchen, and the many ways eating and cooking both connect and separate communities around the world. She co-authored the award-winning guide, Kitchen Companion
, and her work has appeared in numerous other books, including Asia in the San Francisco Bay Area: A Cultural Travel Guide
and Cooking at Home
with the Culinary Institute of America. In addition to writing, editing, teaching and printing, Thy remains active in local food justice and global food sovereignty movements.
is an American author, screenwriter and accordionist. He is best known for his work under the pen name Lemony Snicket. After winning the Poets Prize from the Academy of American Poets in 1990, he soon turned toward the longer form of fiction. After graduating from Wesleyan, he won an Olin Fellowship, the funding from which allowed him to write his first novel. And the rest is (the most unfortunate) history.
Organizing Committee: Lisa Renery Handalian '88, Cynthia Rothschild Jaggi '00, Alaia Zeno '09
Host Committee: Larry Best '85, Lisa Renery Hadalian '88, Tim Freundlich '90, Sarah Lightfoot '93, Alex Jermyn '97, Aimee Eng '03, Dori Rutkevitz '09
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