(Reading PA) — As one of the most ethnically and economically diverse colleges in the nation, Albright College will celebrate its ongoing commitment to an equitable, inclusive and thriving community during Diversity Week, April 7-13. An annual campus photo kicks off the week at Noon on Sunday, April 7, and a networking event with the newly-formed Albright Society of Black Alumni concludes the week, Saturday, April 13.
A full schedule is available on Albright’s website. Community events include:
Monday, April 8, 7 p.m., McMillan Center, main lounge
This collaborative spoken word tour features Kavi Ade & Vision. Through performance poetry, generative writing workshops and critical dialogue, the duo utilizes their separate lenses (as a transgender queer person and as a cisgender heterosexual person) to cultivate a conversation that encompasses all forms of masculinity, the performance of gender and the inherent toxicity of gendered binaries in a patriarchal world.
Open Mic & Water Ice
Tuesday, April 9, 7-9 p.m., Sylvan Pond
Featuring a performance and open mic night, along with free water ice sponsored by Albright’s African American Society.
The Bystander Effect: Where do YOU Stand?
Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m., Center for the Arts, room 235
Safe Berks panelists will offer a refreshing look into the modern bystander and solutions overcoming the bystander effect. Take a “snowball” survey and discuss how you can save a life.
Sinners, Saints, and Misfits: When Religious and Disability Studies Intersect
Thursday, April 11, 4:30 p.m., Science Center Lecture Hall
Darla Schumm, Ph.D., discusses the complicated ways religious language about “sinners” and “saints” has sometimes perpetuated the idea that people with disabilities are inferior. Schumm’s research focuses on intersections between religious studies and disability studies. Among other projects, she is the co-editor of four volumes on religion and disability, most recently “Disability and World Religions: An Introduction.”
Friday, April 12, 4-7 p.m., Center for the Arts mezzanine
There will be games, discussion, trivia, education and opportunities to join together to learn about the LGBTQ community.