Women's History Month Focuses on Wellness

Women's health and wellness is the focus of Albion College's Anna Howard Shaw Women's History Month, celebrated March 15-30. Women's History Month events are all free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Albion College office of Student Affairs, 517/629-0226 or Debra Crittenden at .

Thursday, March 15: "Five Women, Five Journeys." Members of a groundbreaking interfaith women's group from Detroit share stories and efforts to revitalize their hometown. 6 p.m., Norris Center Towsley Hall

Monday, March 19: "Updates on Women's Health." Michigan cardiologist Cathy Glick shares research on the #1 killer of American women – heart disease – and ways women can reduce their risks of getting it Noon, Kellogg Center

Wednesday, March 21: Slam poet Gabriela Garcia Mendina blends humor, passion and a unique world view to address social injustice and personal reflection in her written poetry and performance art. 8 p.m. Kellogg Center

Thursday, March 22: "Crossing the Line: Stalking Awareness and Prevention." A panel of campus administrators and guests discuss physical and cyber stalking awareness and prevention strategies. Noon, Upper Baldwin Dining Room

Tuesday, March 27: "What Does Class Have to Do with It? Meeting the Sexual Health Needs of Black Women." Presenter Kamila Alexander is a pre-doctoral fellow at the Center for Health Equity Research at the University of Pennsylvania. Her focus is on developing women-centered care management programs focused on disease prevention. 7 p.m., Norris Center Towsley Hall

Friday, March 30: "Women's Health 101." Local physician Mary Johnson covers medications, tests and other health-related issues that women should know about. 12:15 p.m., Kellogg Center