Photos: Sororities Host Pearls and Roses Tea Party for Women’s Empowerment

Albion students sit together and pose a the pearls and roses tea party. The event was hosted on March 12 as part of Women’s History Month programming (Photo by Cade Thomas).

Sunday evening, Hermandad de SIA, Alpha Kappa Alpha, and Kappa Delta sororities came together to present The pearls and roses tea party. The event brought out elegant outfits, food, tea and members of the Albion College community looking to learn from and empower each other.

The tea party featured three speakers: Elizabeth Williamson, Vivian Davis and Angelita Valdez. 

Williamson shared a story about her battle with public breastfeeding in her occupation earlier on in her life. 

“You don’t have to do something revolutionary in order to empower women,” Williamson said.

Adrianna Viscomi, sophomore and member of the Kappa Delta sorority, said the event was intended to offer a space to students and community members to raise awareness about women’s empowerment. 

Hollie Ballentine, a junior and member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, said the event was well-received.

“I am actually very excited about the turnout,” Balentine said. “I’ve been walking around and talking to those at the tables I’ve received great feedback about the event itself, I’m very excited to do it again next year.”

Kappa Delta sorority members twirl for a picture at the tea party (Photo by Cade Thomas).
Mattison Coburn, junior and president of Kappa Delta sorority, Ballentine and Stephanie Ledezma, junior, pose in front of the flag that reads “Empowered women empower women,” (Photo by Cade Thomas).
The three featured speakers, Williamson, Davis and Valdez, pose for a photo together at the end of the event (Photo by Cade Thomas).
Students, faculty and guests wait for the speakers to take the stage (Photo by Cade Thomas).
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