Diversity Week 2018 | Albright College

Diversity Week 2018

Albright College will celebrate its ongoing commitment to an equitable, inclusive and thriving community where everyone enjoys full participation during Diversity Week, April 8-14.

Join us for our many events!


ANDRE TERREL JACKSON, FASHIONING IDENTITIES: REMIXED
Sunday, April 8
1 p.m., Freedman Gallery

Albright alumnus, André Terrel Jackson ’13, remixes visual references from history, pop culture, diasporic cultures, and his own personal experiences with family and friends in the pursuit of his creative process. Based in fiber, Jackson’s mixed-media works cause viewers to investigate and question assumptions about identity politics. By transforming, juxtaposing and adapting common materials into his works, he examines the contradictions within and forces us to think differently about concepts related to beauty, identity and race.


DIVERSITY PHOTO
Sunday, April 8
1 p.m., in front of Masters Hall

Help kick off Diversity Week by joining us for the annual diversity photo. Everyone is welcome, and we encourage Albright apparel. T-shirt giveaway, too! Sponsored by Office of Multicultural Affairs


THE PRESIDENT’S GRAND DIVERSITY ADVENTURE
Sunday, April 8
1:45 p.m., in front of Masters Hall

What is diversity? Why does diversity matter? Join President Fetrow and have fun learning about diversity at Albright. Assemble at 1:45 p.m. after the diversity photo in front of Masters Hall for a Diversity Scavenger Hunt; Return at 4 p.m. to McMillan Student Center, South Lounge to share results, win prizes and to celebrate President Fetrow’s kick-off of Diversity Week. Sponsored by Collaborations Group Inc.


THE POWER & CULTURE DYNAMICS OF INCLUSION
Monday, April 9
Various times, McMillan Student Center, South Lounge
Staff & Faculty, 9 a.m. | Faculty & Students, 1 p.m. | Staff & Faculty, 2:30 p.m.

Our Diversity and Inclusion simulation engages all participants in illuminating the personal, interpersonal and structural and cultural dynamics of working and connecting across differences. With those understandings, participants can further explore how to have real dialogue across differences and can explore the kind of processes and structures that will create more inclusion and well-being for all. Sponsored by Collaborations Group Inc.


SAME COMMUNITY: SAME TEAM
Monday, April 9
11 a.m., McMillan Student Center, South Lounge – *All are Welcome

Although unity does not require uniformity, at Albright we need practice aimed at developing effective communication skills that are crucial to our same team identity. Join Teresa Gilliams, Ph.D., English, for a session aimed at 1) examining key terms that will assist members of the campus community in achieving familiarization with and acquisition of a common language that fuels our conversations about race and 2) discussing our team values and the behaviors we want to project when engaging with each other.


ROBERT MACAIRE GOES TO RIO: CARICATURE & FRENCHNESS IN THE 19TH CENTURY BRAZIL
Monday, April 9
EXPERIENCE EVENT

4 p.m., CFA Room 235

The author, Robert Macaire, will talk about stereotypes and how these have impacted visions of cultures in both Brazil and France.


THE POWER & CULTURE DYNAMICS OF INCLUSION
Monday, April 9
6:30 p.m., Faculty Club Lounge – *Students only

Our Diversity and Inclusion simulation engages all participants in illuminating the personal, interpersonal and structural and cultural dynamics of working and connecting across differences. With those understandings, participants can further explore how to have real dialogue across differences and can explore the kind of processes and structures that will create more inclusion and well-being for all. Sponsored by Collaborations Group Inc.


THE POWER & CULTURE DYNAMICS OF INCLUSION
Tuesday, April 10
1 p.m. & 2 p.m., McMillan Student Center South Lounge – *All are welcome
4 p.m., Faculty Club Lounge – *Students only

Our Diversity and Inclusion simulation engages all participants in illuminating the personal, interpersonal and structural and cultural dynamics of working and connecting across differences. With those understandings, participants can further explore how to have real dialogue across differences and can explore the kind of processes and structures that will create more inclusion and well-being for all. Sponsored by Collaborations Group Inc.


SAME COMMUNITY: SAME TEAM 
Tuesday, April 10
7 p.m., Science Lecture Hall – *All are welcome

Although unity does not require uniformity, at Albright we need practice aimed at developing effective communication skills that are crucial to our same team identity. This session has a two-pronged goal of 1) examining key terms that will assist members of the campus community in achieving familiarization with and acquisition of a common language that fuels our conversations about race and 2) discussing our team values and the behaviors we want to project when engaging with each other. Sponsored by Teresa Gilliams, Ph.D., English


RENT
Tuesday, April 10
5 p.m., Santander Arena

RENT the Musical. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love. Sponsored by AC2


CULTURAL DINNER
Wednesday, April 11
5 p.m., Dining Hall

Join us to experience Middle Eastern dining and learn about the culture behind the dishes. Sponsored by Office of Multicultural Affairs


SAMBA ON THE LAWN
Wednesday, April 11
6 p.m., Music Affinity House Lawn

Join the Reading Samba School for an open world percussion rehearsal. No prior experience necessary!


XION STEP AND DANCE WORKSHOP
Wednesday, April 11
6 p.m., Schumo Center, Group Fitness Room

Xion Step and Dance Team will host a dance workshop. All are welcome to join us for some fun!


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DAY
Thursday, April 12
2 p.m., McMillan Student Center, South Lounge

Highlighting relevance of culture in international business through experiential learning. Event includes guest speaker, entertainment and international food. Sponsored by International Business Seminar Class, Business, Accounting & Economics Department


THERAPY DOGS VISIT
Thursday, April 12
3:30 p.m., Schumo Center Lobby

Come and relax and with these cute furry dogs! They will help you de-stress and lift your mood. Sponsored by Disability Services Office


FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO
Thursday, April 12
EXPERIENCE EVENT
4 p.m., Library Study Group Room A/B

Elizabeth Kiester, Ph.D., sociology, will talk about ACRE research she conducted with a former student. What is the role of religious beliefs in shaping attitudes towards LGBTQ individuals? Additionally, what effect might policies have in mitigating or enhancing that effect? Their research suggests that religious beliefs and pro-equality policies act as a mechanism for what we believe and who we know which in turn have an effect on attitude formation. Refreshments will be provided. Presented by the Gingrich Library.


DISABILITY TALK Q&A
Thursday, April 12
5 p.m., McMillan Student Center, South Lounge

Shayla Gaither ’21 will present an informative talk aimed at educating the audience about the lifestyle of a person with a physical disability, common misconceptions, and how to ask disability-related questions.


BATTLE OF THE SEXES: A MINUTE TO WIN IT
Thursday, April 12
6 p.m., Library, Basement Room B09

Which sex will win? Compete in a series of relay races to find out! Sponsored by National Organization for Women


CULTURAL CASSEROLE
Friday, April 13
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Dining Hall

Want to display your musical diversity? All are welcome to sign up beforehand and perform in the Cafe with any musical act. Join us to add to the mix! Sponsored by Lion Enterprise


CELEBRATION OF CULTURE
Friday, April 13
4 p.m., Quad

Celebrating diversity with a variety of events from different clubs, organizations and Albrightians from across campus. Sponsored by Office of Multicultural Affairs Office


LIVING IN COLOR
Friday, April 13
EXPERIENCE EVENT
8 p.m., McMillan Student Center, South Lounge

Showcasing our students’ talents and diversity, this fashion event includes performances from poets, singers and rappers. Albright alumni and three students from the class of 2017 will participate in the fashion show. Sponsored by African American Society


HOLI FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 14
1 p.m., North Field

Holi, “festival of colours,” is an Indian and Nepali festival celebrating the beginning of spring by smearing each other in color. Refreshments provided. Sponsored by International Student Association


DIVERSITY FIELD DAY
Saturday, April 14
12 p.m., Science Field

Join us for games, food and other activities that require teamwork (ex: tug of war, obstacle course, etc.). Individuals from different groups will have the opportunity to meet one another and work together. Sponsored by Albright Christian Fellowship