Mawr College has the distinction of being one of the most
compositionally diverse liberal arts colleges, measured across a variety
of students' backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs. Once here on
campus, students have many opportunities to learn about and benefit from
this diversity; however, meaningful dialogue across similarities and
differences and about the lived impacts of diversity on campus and in a
larger societal and global context does not always follow naturally.
Dimensions of Diversity, hosted by the Pensby Center, will challenge students to explore their own
and each other's experiences, while providing participants with enhanced
skills to navigate sometimes difficult conversations.
Participants must return to campus on the morning of Friday, January 15, 2016, and the program will conclude at 4:00 pm Sunday, January 17, 2016. Winter break housing is not required to participate in Dimensions of Diversity.
Through participation in a two and a half day immersion experience, students will reflect on aspects of their own and others' identities and experiences; explore concepts of power, privilege, and oppression related to social identity group memberships; learn to recognize how power dynamics impact privileged and subordinated identities; develop competencies in intercultural communication; practice skills to address and navigate complex social power dynamics.
Dimensions of Diversity is open to Bryn Mawr College students of all class years. Space is limited to 25 participants. There is no charge for the program; however, participants are required to attend all parts of the program.
Student resource person (SRP) and participant applications will be available in early September 2015.