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/.
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 - .
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.
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.
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