Celebrate Diversity Week!

As one of the most ethnically and economically diverse colleges in the nation, Albright College celebrates its ongoing commitment to an equitable, inclusive and thriving community during its annual Diversity Week, April 7-13, 2019!


Take part in one or all events:

Diversity Photo
Sunday, April 7
12 p.m., in front of Master’s Hall
Gather for an annual fun photo of our Albright community, taken by Professor John Pankratz. While you’re there, pick up a free t-shirt for the next event!
Tye-Dye Diversity
Sunday, April 7
1 p.m., in front of Master’s Hall
After the annual photo, we will be creating tye-dye shirts that will help you learn about yourself and others!

“Your Diverstory”
Monday, April 8
4-6 p.m., Writing Center (first floor administration/library building)
Drop by for fun writing and art activities and world-inspired snacks — complete with music, an open art table, haiku and identity-poem writing stations and more!
Quilting Together Our Differences and Celebrating Diversity
Monday April 8, 2019
4-6 p.m., McMillan Center, fireside
Help CITE-C start a new Diversity Week tradition by making quilt blocks that reflect how our campus diversity makes us who we are! No sewing skills are required. Students, staff and faculty are all welcome! Pizza and snacks will be served.
Mending Masculinity
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
Come to the pond for a performance and an open mic night, and enjoy free water ice sponsored by Albright’s African American Society.

Diversity Dinner
Wednesday, April 10
5 p.m., McMillan Center, dining hall
The Office of Multicultural Affairs will host its annual diversity dinner highlighting the Irish culture, in a setting where students are able to learn about the country, culture and more.

Therapy Dogs
Thursday, April 11
3:30-5:30 p.m., Schumo Atrium
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 uses feminist disability studies scholar Rosemarie Garland-Thomson’s concept of “misfitting” to challenge some of these controlling images and to reorient our thinking about disability more generally. The John P. Wheeler professor of religion at Hollins University, 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.”
The Bystander Effect: Where do YOU Stand?
Thursday, April 11, 2019
7 p.m., Center for the Arts, room 235
It’s easy to become a bystander. 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.

Pride+ Festival
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.
Pool Party
Friday, April 12
6- 10 p.m., Schumo Center Natatorium
Ticket $3 in Advance – $5 at the door.
Join Students of Caribbean African Association for a fun pool party!

Meet & Greet the Albright Society of Black Alumni
Saturday, April 13,
12-2 p.m., Alumni Hall, Faculty Lounge
The Society of Black Alumni invites current students to meet members of a newly formed affinity group for black alumni. Join the group for an informal networking event and panel discussion — during Alumni Weekend — about their time on campus, overcoming personal and professional obstacles, life after Albright and more. Panelist include Tiffenia Archie Ph.D. ’92, Justin Armstrong ’18, The Hon. Tonya Butler ’93, Andre Ezeugwu ’10 and Ebony Richardson ’13.
Pride Flag Ceremony
Saturday, April 13,
3 p.m., White Chapel Rock (between Selwyn Pond and Alumni Hall)
As a community, we support our peers regardless of sex, gender and sexual orientation. So in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, Albright will recognize hardships and discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community. Join us in this celebration of diversity.
> Learn more about Albright’s ongoing commitment to an equitable, inclusive and thriving community.

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