Global Perspective Celebrated During Women's History Month

Robinson HallWomen: A Global Perspective is the theme for Albion College's Women's History month. The College celebrates with a number of events, all free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Albion College Student Affairs office at 517/629-0226.

March 11, 2013

Tuesday, March 19: International Market. The market features handmade goods from Nyaka, the Ugandan orphanage founded by Michigan resident Twesigye Kaguri, author of A School for My Village and other vendors. Proceeds from the sales support nonprofit organizations that in turn support women and children. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kellogg Center

Tuesday, March 19 Project Dignity in India. Manish Mehta of the Jain Society of Greater Detroit presents Rotary International's initiative constructing sanitation facilities in India. This project helps reduce disease and provides for greater personal privacy and safety. 5 p.m., Umbrella House

Wednesday, March 20: Next Generation Leadership presentation by Sherry Penney, '59, professor emerita of the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB). Penney's academic research and her own professional leadership have made her a noted expert on 21st-century and women's leadership. She currently holds the Sherry H. Penney Professorship in Leadership in the UMB College of Management and was the founding director for its center for Collaborative Leadership. Penney also served as chancellor and professor of American Studies and interim president for UMB. She has also held executive positions within the State University of New York and at Yale University. 7 p.m., Norris Science Center Room 104

Thursday, March 21: Documentary, Half the Sky. Albion will show just one section of the critically-acclaimed documentary, a feature on Vietnam's Room to Read program. Gabrielle Union, of the movie Bring It On, participates in the Vietnam tour, meeting, and interacting with Vietnamese women. Educational packets on Room to Read will be provided. 8 p.m., Bobbitt Visual Arts Center

Friday, March 22: Comedian Kira Soltanovich. Originally from the former Soviet Union, Soltanovich is featured on the Oxygen Network's Girls Behaving Badly and TV Guide Network's Trapped. She has also appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 3rd Rock from the Sun and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. 8 p.m., Kellogg Center

Tuesday, March 26: Passover Seder. Albion's Jewish community hosts a traditional Passover meal with a special focus on women and their roles in shaping the rich cultural heritage of Judaism. This experience is open to people of all faiths and all ages. Free, but reservations are requested; contact the Office of Intercultural Affairs, 517/629-0501 or . 5 p.m., Bellemont Manor

Thursday, March 28: Stepping Out of the Mirror: Eating Disorders and the Social World. Presenter Marya Hornbacher has written two bestselling memoirs: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia and Madness: a Bipolar Life. She is on the faculty of Northwestern University teaching English and writing and lectures worldwide on eating disorders, addiction and mental illness. 7:30 p.m., Norris Science Center Towsley Hall