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Women's Bazaar, Bake Sale Bring Fair-Trade Fun to Albion

Women's Bazaar, Bake Sale Bring Fair-Trade Fun to Albion

ALBION, Mich. — Products made around the world and goodies made on campus are offered to the Albion community at Albion College's "Women's Bazaar" Monday, March 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the College's Kellogg Center. The event is part of the College's Women's History Month celebration.

Arts, crafts and other products from 38 countries are brought by the Ann Arbor-based Ten Thousand Villages, one of the world's oldest and largest fair trade organizations. "Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating long-term buying relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work," said Keena Williams, interim assistant director for intercultural affairs at Albion. "They're bringing unique gifts, accessories and home decor from around the world."

Members of Albion College's feminist student group, Power, put on their aprons for the Pay Equity Bake Sale part of the Bazaar. Baked goods are priced in accordance with pay inequality rates that exist between employees of different gender and ethnic backgrounds.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the College's Office of Intercultural Affairs at 517/629-0501 or .

Elizabeth Searls Performs Senior Recital

On Friday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel, Elizabeth Searls, mezzo soprano, will take the stage with accompanist David Gilliland to perform her Senior Recital.

Searls recital will feature a wide range of works from classical to contemporary. She will perform the Cherubino arias from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro which will show off her technical abilities, as well as a German song set by Franz Schubert, and the contemporary works of Jake Heggie, Marcy Heisler, and Zina Goldrich.

Searls is a double major in music and communications. “I’m excited to reach the culmination of my music career at Albion by performing this recital. I’ve worked very hard in preparing my pieces and think that I have come such a long way from when I began as a first year student. I’m featuring song sets in both Italian and German which have provided a challenge, but one I’m sure the audience will love.”

This performance is free and open to the public. For up-to-date calendar information, visit our website at www.albion.edu/music or call the Music Department at 517/629-0481or e-mail us at .

Christina Anderson Performs Senior Recital

On Saturday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel, Christina Anderson, soprano, will perform her Senior Recital, joined on stage by accompanist Elena Solero. The student a cappella group Euphonics makes a guest appearance as well.
 
Anderson performs a wide range of music, including works by Handel, Brahms lieder, an aria from Smetana's "The Bartered Bride” and pieces from musical theatre.
 
When asked about her senior recital, Anderson said, “I'm excited about the pieces and sets in the recital, not only because they are amazing pieces, but because they highlight the versatility and range of music I've been able to work on over the past four years.”
 
This performance is free and open to the public. For up-to-date calendar information, visit our website at www.albion.edu/music or call the Music Department at 517/629-0481or e-mail us at .

Best Buddies Spreads the Word to End the Word for Intellectually Disabled

Wednesday, March 31 marks the first “Spread the Word to End the Word” day of awareness at Albion College. From n11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Albion College’s Kellogg Center, students, staff, and community members are encouraged to learn about the movement to end use of “the R-word” in casual speech.

According to event organizer Heidi Edwards, “we want people to appreciate how individuals with intellectual disabilities have in our communities, and why the use of the “R-word” is hurtful.”

The “Spread the Word” campaign is an ongoing effort with Special Olympics and Best Buddies International to engage schools, organizations and communities by raising the consciousness of the society about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the word “retard(ed)” and to encourage everyone to stop using the R-word. Support can be pledged online at www.r-word.org.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Heidi Richardson at or 517/629-1591.

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