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Empowering Albright Voices Slated for March 1

by Albright College

Feb 09, 2024

Albright College will host its spring 2024 Empowering Albright Voices “Allyship in Action” day on March 1. All Empowering Albright Voices day events are free and open to the public. Empowering Albright Voices day participants openly discuss difficult topics and learn about people who are different from themselves in an effort to cultivate an inclusive, thriving community. Spring 2024 #EmpoweringAlbrightVoices events include:

Friday, March 1

8 a.m. Unity Breakfast, McMillan Center, dining hall

9:15 a.m. Keynote: “Allyship for race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, immigration issues, and education,” McMillan Center, dining hall

Ali Michael, Ph.D., co-director of the Race Institute for K-12 Educators.

10:30 a.m. “Bird names for birds: changing trends in animal’s names,” Klein Hall

Ian Cost, Ph.D. will discuss bird names, the history of naming animals, and how naming things affects people.

10:30 a.m. “Acronyms to action: A blueprint for success and discussing more inclusive environments,” McMillan Center, south lounge

Marlon Gibson, Ph.D., speaks about how to create inclusive environments.

12 p.m. Community Luncheon, McMillan Center, dining hall

1:15 p.m. “Allyships in action: Total Experience Learning’s Early Career Academy,” Klein Hall

Early Career Academy students and staff will discuss this collaborative program that redefines traditional public school education through an inventive daily schedule, paid internships, industry-level credentials, dual enrollment, and career-ready training.

1:15 p.m. “Queering field ecology: self-advocacy and community building in support of LGBTQ+ field scientists,” McMillan Center, south lounge

Transgender ecologist Ezra Kottler, Ph.D., will share their experiences and work to support the next generation of LGBTQ+ field scientists.

1:15 p.m. Not your Mama’s politics, Roop Hall

This student-focused panel will feature fresh perspectives on the influences of culture, politics, and society.

2:30 p.m. “Write for Rights,” Klein Hall

Write a letter to advocate for those who have had human rights violated.

2:30 p.m. “Allyship from a Global Perspective,” McMillan Center, south lounge

Albright’s Global Scholars will offer insight into marginalized communities they visited in Ecuador.

2:30 p.m. “Consensual: Real talk about intimacy and relationships,” Roop Hall

In partnership with Safe Berks, this “town hall” style event will discuss consent in the digital age, specifically tailored to Gen Z.

5 p.m. Community painting workshop, Public Art Studio (11th and Rockland streets)

Work on a collaborative public art project being created for the local community.

7 p.m. “The Plight of the Black Woman,” McMillan Center, south lounge

Albright’s Society of Black Alumni will focus on stereotypes and investigate how we can better advocate for black women.

Saturday, March 2

7:30 p.m. “Music from the African American tradition and beyond,” choral concert, Memorial Chapel

Named a top national college by U.S. News & World Report, Albright College, Reading, (founded 1856) is home to engaging faculty who believe that the best academic moments are when students feel inspired and ready to take action. The college’s distinctive co-major program enables students to cross or combine different areas of study without taking longer to graduate. Study alongside undergraduate students, adult learners, and graduate students, and ignite your SPARK at Albright College.

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