Diversity Conversations

'history' 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.

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 […]

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 […]

Music, Authenticity and Appropriation

Posted February 29, 2008

Do you have a right to sing the blues? Is appropriation with attribution OK, or is it still using someone else’s property/culture/history? About 15 of us discussed these issues today (2/29/08), and our exploration was guided by Prof. Michael Tratner, Shayna Israel ’08 and Nikki Lopez ’10. Some of the additional issues we grappled with […]