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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
 
October 2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Albion Big Read Film, "The Hate U Give" (Wednesday, Oct 16 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Starr Carter is the only witness when her friend is shot by a police officer during a routine traffic stop. As her personal trauma turns into national news, Starr struggles to resolves the perspectives of her African-American urban community and her wealthy prep school classmates and teachers. Rated PG-13.

 

"Pride," a 21st-century take on the 19th century's beloved "Pride and Prejudice," is the focus of Albion's 2019 Big Read. Throughout October, the Big Read sponsors a number of community book discussions led by Albion youth. Films and special events round out the October celebration of reading together.

 

Free copies of "Pride" are available at Albion City Hall, the Albion District Library, the Charles Snyder Center, Pure Albion, or the Albion College English Department!

 

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Big Read director Jess Roberts at , or see the Big Read website, http://albionbigread.org/.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Albion College Hosts Green Living Expo (Thursday, Oct 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Information, products, and prizes to encourage green living are all part of Albion College's Green Living Expo on Thursday, October 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the College's Kellogg Center.

 

Information will be provided through interactive displays and info tables. Several environmentally-friendly products from local vendors will be for sale, and Expo giveaways and prizes will also be offered.

 

This event is sponsored by the College's Center for Sustainability and the Environment, AC Environmental Club, Whitehouse Nature Center and The Green Scene of Marshall. This even is part of Albion's "Half Earth Day" celebration. For more information, contact CSE secretary Jackie Masternak - . ________________________________________

African-American Mental Health Expert Discusses Concerns, Solutions at Albion College (Thursday, Oct 17 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Mental health concerns – and help – specific to people of color are the subject for discussion as Kalamazoo advocate Valerie Cunningham makes a public presentation Thursday, October 17, at 8 p.m. in Albion College's Norris Science Center Towsley Hall (corner of East Michigan and Hannah Streets).

 

Cunningham is founder and CEO of GFM The Synergy Center, which provides mental health services for African-Americans and other people of color in the Kalamazoo area. Now in its 17th year of operation, GFMSC works with children, teens, and adults in need of counseling, substance abuse recovery, and other mental health services.

 

This event is co-sponsored by: The Department of Psychological Science, Albion College Psi Chi chapter, The Albion Health Care Alliance, and Substance Abuse Prevention Services, and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Albion College Department of Psychological Science at 517/629-0279.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

'Half Earth Day' and Albion College Student Farm Fest (Saturday, Oct 19 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Albion College's Whitehouse Nature Center and Student Farm celebrate 'Half Earth Day' and Fall Farm Fest on Saturday, October 19t, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Student Farm is at 810 Newburg Road.

 

Activities are for the whole family--free cider and donuts, pumpkin decorating, tractor rides, and walking on the Nature Center trails.

 

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Nature Center director Jason Raddatz at or 517/629-0582.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Albion Big Read Book discussion (Sunday, Oct 20 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Hosted by the Albion branch of the Association of American University Women.

 

"Pride," a 21st-century take on the 19th century's beloved "Pride and Prejudice," is the focus of Albion's 2019 Big Read. Throughout October, the Big Read sponsors a number of community book discussions led by Albion youth. Films and special events round out the October celebration of reading together.

 

Free copies of "Pride" are available at Albion City Hall, the Albion District Library, the Charles Snyder Center, Pure Albion, or the Albion College English Department!

 

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Big Read director Jess Roberts at , or see the Big Read website, http://albionbigread.org/.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Albion Big Read Book discussion (Tuesday, Oct 22 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Hosted by the Albion branch NAACP.

 

"Pride," a 21st-century take on the 19th century's beloved "Pride and Prejudice," is the focus of Albion's 2019 Big Read. Throughout October, the Big Read sponsors a number of community book discussions led by Albion youth. Films and special events round out the October celebration of reading together.

 

Free copies of "Pride" are available at Albion City Hall, the Albion District Library, the Charles Snyder Center, Pure Albion, or the Albion College English Department!

 

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Big Read director Jess Roberts at , or see the Big Read website, http://albionbigread.org/.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Guest Artist Recital: Guitarist Michael Gulezian (Wednesday, Oct 23 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Michael Gulezian is one of the most highly acclaimed solo acoustic instrumental guitarists of our time. He is a phenomenal technical guitarist with the rare ability to transcend his own virtuosity, creating music that touches and moves people at the deepest level.

 

This performance is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Music Department at 517/629-0481 or email music @ albion.edu.

 

A full schedule of Fall 2019 performances is available on the Music Department website.

Albion Big Read Film, "United Skates" (Wednesday, Oct 23 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

As America's last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, UNITED SKATES spotlights a community of thousands who fight in a racially charged environment to save the underground African-American subculture of roller skating, which has been overlooked by the mainstream for generations, while giving rise to great musical talents. This documentary is unrated.

 

"Pride," a 21st-century take on the 19th century's beloved "Pride and Prejudice," is the focus of Albion's 2019 Big Read. Throughout October, the Big Read sponsors a number of community book discussions led by Albion youth. Films and special events round out the October celebration of reading together.

 

Free copies of "Pride" are available at Albion City Hall, the Albion District Library, the Charles Snyder Center, Pure Albion, or the Albion College English Department!

 

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Big Read director Jess Roberts at , or see the Big Read website, http://albionbigread.org/.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

End of Life Issues Discussed at Albion College Wilson Institute for Medicine (Thursday, Oct 24 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Gregory Eastwood, ‘62, draws on his work as an ethicist and physician to present "Finishing Our Story: Preparing for the End of Life: on Thursday, October 24, at 7 p.m. in the Ludington Center.

 

In his 2018 book of the same name, Eastwood explores how to deal with the dying process and understand and prepare for the end of life. Eastwood has served as dean of the Medical College of Georgia and was president of the State University of New York-Upstate Medical University in Syracuse and as interim president and director of the Inamori ethics center at Case Western University.

 

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Albion College Wilson Institute for Medicine secretary Maggie Haugen at or 517/629-0816.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Albion's 2019 Big Read CELEBRATION! (Monday, Oct 28 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm)

Come celebrate the amazing work of Albion's 2019 Big Read leaders and hear from novelist Ibi Zoboi, two-time National Book Award finalist and author of this year’s Big Read book Pride. Ms. Zoboi will be talking about the power and beauty of literature and young people.

Albion Big Read Big Read Celebration and Keynote (Monday, Oct 28 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The celebration recognizes the achievements of the 2019 Big Read youth leaders. "Pride" author Ibi Zoboi, a two-time National Book Award finalist, is the special guest for this special evening.

 

"Pride," a 21st-century take on the 19th century's beloved "Pride and Prejudice," is the focus of Albion's 2019 Big Read. Throughout October, the Big Read sponsors a number of community book discussions led by Albion youth. Films and special events round out the October celebration of reading together.

 

Free copies of "Pride" are available at Albion City Hall, the Albion District Library, the Charles Snyder Center, Pure Albion, or the Albion College English Department!

 

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Big Read director Jess Roberts at , or see the Big Read website, http://albionbigread.org/.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Albion Big Read Book discussion (Tuesday, Oct 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Saturday, October 19, 11 a.m., Ludington Center. Hosted by Albion’s Sister City Committee.

 

"Pride," a 21st-century take on the 19th century's beloved "Pride and Prejudice," is the focus of Albion's 2019 Big Read. Throughout October, the Big Read sponsors a number of community book discussions led by Albion youth. Films and special events round out the October celebration of reading together.

 

Free copies of "Pride" are available at Albion City Hall, the Albion District Library, the Charles Snyder Center, Pure Albion, or the Albion College English Department!

 

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Big Read director Jess Roberts at , or see the Big Read website, http://albionbigread.org/.

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