Diversity Conversations

'language' 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?

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.

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 […]

Beyond Nuclear:Family Diversity at Bryn Mawr College

Posted November 16, 2007

Our gathering for this conversation was small, but how diverse were our experiences around a-typical families! Our discussion ranged from thinking about a new name for Parents’ Weekend (How about Friends and Family Weekend?) to very personal accounts of frustration, pride and laughter around non-normative family situations.

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