On April 16th, Wesleyan held its first Better Together social action project and Brunch, thank you to all those who have helped out or participated in any way!
It was WesFest weekend, when many prospective students came to visit with their families. We also strategically planed our Better Together event on this week to not only connect current Wesleyan students, but also reach out to our “future”! It is true that the campus atmosphere might let out a first impression that there is no religious life on campus… So it is very important to have an event that shows prefrosh that spiritual life exists and are blooming on campus – What better way to do so than having our Better Together campaign?
We were very happy to have co-organized the 5K Marathon with Brighter Dawns. The proceeds went towards this year’s BD summer project to build water sanitation facilities in the slums of Bangladesh! It was a long planning process due to legal and safety issues, and also the weather forecast said it would rain that day! Fortunately, the morning had beautiful weather and we successful hosted the Marathon in Long Lane tracks near campus. Over $1100 was raised in one morning from the participation donation and also T-shirt sale! The Mayor and President Roth also stopped by to show their support towards the water sanitation project and our interfaith collaboration. All in all, it was a joyous event!
The fun didn’t end there – Interfaith Justice League held an Interfaith Brunch / Better Together Bash in Allbritton roof. Delicious sandwiches and bagels were catered from Brew Bakers, along with home-made scrambled eggs, and fresh coffee and fruits… yum! Our chaplains also attended our brunch to share with prospective students the vibrant scenes in their communities. Current students also had a blast celebrating this past amazing year of different religious/spiritual life as well as interfaith work on campus. We also discussed a lot about how to make interfaith work and opportunities more open and “attractive” to the whole campus. Here are some photos to end this blog post! Thank you once again to all those who made this possible :)
Check out our WesSpeak on this event!