Author Archives: Rob W.

Art auction to support Forest Park

A message from Maureen Reilly and Third Wave: A Place for Feminists: 

I am writing to you to request submissions for an upcoming open mic/art gallery on Monday, April 23 from 6-9pm at the Waysmeet Center on Mill Road (across from C-Lot).

Tickets are $5 and the structure is as follows:
6-8: Silent auction, gallery, coffee and dessert and open-mic
8ish-9: Music from Callie Lipton (UNH ’06) and Aaron Katz from Percy Hill.

  • We are looking for any art submissions: paintings, watercolors, photography, prints, sculpture… whatever… to display around the room during the event. If you are interested in selling your work with proceeds to benefit Forest Park, please indicate that in your response and we will include you in the silent auction!
  • We are also looking for musicians! Showcase your musical talents in any way you would like!
  • Writers and poets are also crucial to this event. Please share your poems and stories! Read them yourselves or submit them anonymously and another person will share them with the audience.

We will have a sign-up sheet for people who want to participate but it would be great to get a sense of who is interested beforehand so we can make enough time for everyone. Let me know what you were thinking about sharing and an estimated performance time if you can.

If you are interested in participating in this event or if you have any questions, please e-mail me — mmreilly(at)unh(dot)edu.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the community of Forest Park. Forest Park is the University’s family housing units with approximately 130 families/apartments w/ about 40 children. Many of these residents are have families and live on a very tight budget and the residents of Forest Park have seen dramatic rent increases, problems from construction of the new dorms and Kingsbury around them, the destruction of their daycare and playground and many other abuses from the Administration. The proceeds will help support this community in a variety of ways from providing food and clothing to the community, to helping with unexpected health costs or a community garden project.

Also, please forward this to anyone you know who would be interested in submitting or sharing at the benefit.

Thank you so much for your time, your creativity, your contributions and for supporting Forest Park.
Sincerely,
Maureen Reilly
Third Wave: A Place for Feminists

Meeting regarding construction for residents and allies

From an email from Michael Saputo:

“There will be an important forum this Tuesday night to discuss the impact of the SERQ project on Forest Park during the summer and the next academic year. The meeting will be Tuesday, April 17th at 6:00 pm in RudmanHall Room 89.”

I think he meant SERC, which is the South East Residential Community, a new set of undergraduate dorms which are being built right next to Forest Park. Construction traffic has been constant, creating safety concerns for residents and their children. The continued construction is going to cause major changes for Forest Park residents. Fences will be built, parking will be moved to F Lot, and the ability of residents to easily do move-ins and move-outs will be affected. Larry Van Dessel, executive director for construction and design and William Conk, director of housing will be at the meeting. Residents and their allies will also be there!