A full day of Empowering Albright Voices panels and activities brings awareness to important social topics.
READING, PA – Albright College will host its fourth Empowering Albright Voices day on Oct. 7 – a full day of panels and activities that bring awareness to important social topics. The evening of October 6th kicks off the events with a keynote by Patrice Rankine, Ph.D., a discussion on tensions and challenges in building shared meaning within a diverse society, drawing from playwrights, poets and artists to illustrate how we might find resources to build shared meaning.
On October 7th at 5:30 at MPK Chapel, Albright College fashion students and The International Student Association invite you to join them for Global Intersections of Fashion! Enjoy an international fashion collection reflecting cultures, customs and music through this runway show. Come for the show and stay for the reception, including international appetizers, deserts and drinks.
The International Student Association (ISA) is excited to collaborate with the fashion students to create a platform for expression and meaning through traditional dress, highlighting fashion from around the world. Intersectionality shines a light on what different cultures bring to the world’s consciousness, particularly in terms of the visceral nature of clothing and artistic expression. Therefore, global voices — highlighting commonalities and celebrating differences — will be heard through the fashion and design of our participants.
All are invited to participate in our one of a kind fashion show! Together we will celebrate our diversity, cultures, customs and traditions through fashion. Special call for participation:
- Do you have traditional garb that reflects your cultural background?
- Do you have historical pieces, such as your great-grandmother’s wedding dress?
- Do you have traditional garb worn in ceremonies or dances representative of your home country?
Join us! Please email MeeAe Oh-Rank to sign-up to participate in the fashion show. Participants will receive more information as the event draws near. Practice will be held October 6 at 5 p.m., and the main event will be held Friday, Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. Please email any questions to ISA co-advisors, MeeAe Oh-Ranck and Becki Achey.
The following Empowering Albright Voices events are free and open to the public:
Meet Albright’s trustees
Oct. 7, 10 a.m., Albright Theatre, Klein Hall
Two separate panels of Albright trustees will share their personal stories and hopes for the 166-year old institution.
Interdisciplinary perspectives on the recent Roe vs. Wade decision
Oct. 7, 2:30 p.m., Klein Hall
Panelists will share legal, spiritual, medical and psychological perspectives of the impact of the recent U.S. Supreme Court abortion rights decision.
Practicing medicine on the top of the world: Utqiavik, Alaska
Oct. 7, 4 p.m., Albright Theatre
Within the Arctic circle, the Inupiat have thrived for thousands of years. Josh Williamson, M.D., will share his recent eye-opening medical experiences from working this underserved community.
A living history of empowerment from the voices of Albright Black alumni
Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Virtual, Klein Hall
Alumni spanning seven decades will share how Black students experienced and actively pursued empowerment on Albright’s campus, and how their experiences were influenced by national movements and contemporary culture.
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