Diversity Conversations

'diversity' Archive

Class Issues and the Campus Community

Posted May 7, 2010

This Diversity Conversation was a follow-up from the last one, about political correctness. This time the discussion was more specifically focused on class and class issues at Bryn Mawr. One of the projects of Diversity Conversations is an attempt to make these dialogues more interactive, so that more people from more backgrounds are participating and everyone can give input.

Political Correctness on Campus

Posted April 9, 2010

In the context of Bryn Mawr’s campus, there certainly is a stigma to be PC; but how far does it go, how is it imposed, and how to we feel it?

Haiti’s Tremors Through BMC

Posted February 19, 2010

Impact We had a few contributions of personal stories from students who have close ties to Haiti. A main concern when the news first broke was, of course, what the impact was; how many were affected? Who? Checking on friends and family became the first priority. But it can be hard to completely grasp the […]

Identity and Its Impact on Service

Posted October 9, 2009

The conversation incorporated four dimensions of identity that seem salient in service work, as broken down by one of the facilitators: race, class, religion and gender and sexuality.

Honoring Our History: Assuring Our Survival

Posted December 2, 2008

Diversity Conversation Oct. 24, 2008 A constant theme of the past two diversity conversations was the idea of multicultural history on Bryn Mawr campus, especially of the affinity groups: what current students can take from the past in terms of membership, conflicts, and collaboration. This week’s conversation gave particularly deep insight into this history as […]

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