This is a selection of diversity-related events happening at Bryn Mawr or otherwise of interest to our College community. For comprehensive event information, visit Bryn Mawr's calendar/events portal.
Past Events 2017-2018
Remembering the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King's Assassination in 1968
Memorial Concert Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
Sunday, April 8, 2018, 7 p.m. | Great Hall
Free and open to the public.
'Selma' A Screening and Conversation
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 7 p.m. | Great Hall
With Professor Sharon Ullman (Bryn Mawr College) and the Rev. Charles "Chaz" L. Howard (UPenn).
Community Listening Sessions through April 4. Visit the History Working Group section for more information.
March 20, 2018 | Locations Around Bryn Mawr College
The Community Day of Learning creates opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to learn from and teach each other about issues that impact our ability to build community and achieve a sense of belonging, both at Bryn Mawr and in the wider worlds in which we also work and live.
Interested students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the first organizational meeting on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Campus Center 200.
Through Feb. 28, 2018 | Multiple Locations
A wide variety of Bryn Mawr College students and clubs host events celebrating African-American history and culture during Black History Month. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Feb. 13, 2018 | 7 p.m. | College Hall | Register
Sisterhood* at Bryn Mawr College presents an evening with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. As the author of several books, Dr. Tatum’s 1997 groundbreaking book on the complexity of race relations — Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? — remains poignant and relevant in our current social climate. The event is free and open to the public.
Friday evening and Saturday, Feb. 9-10, 2018 | Wyndham and Dorothy Vernon Room
An alumnae/i and student conference that is part of Black History month activities at Bryn Mawr College. Events include a career panel, Black at Bryn Mawr panel discussion and tour, and more.
- Career Panel
- Lectures from Sheila Walker ’66 and Monique Scott, Bryn Mawr College Director of Museum Studies
- “Black at Bryn Mawr” Panel Discussion and Tour
- Photo and Memento Archival Workshop
- BMC: Then and now
For more information, contact Gabrielle Gary at email@example.com.
Through Feb. 10, 2018 | Multiple Events and Locations
Service opportunities and events include an on-campus toiletry drive, the Main Line Martin Luther King Association's Annual MLK Day Program on Jan. 14 and Service Project on Jan. 15, a blood drive, activism training, and more.
Dimensions of Diversity
Jan. 19-21, 2018 | Hosted by The Pensby Center
Dimensions of Diversity, hosted by The Pensby Center, challenges current Bryn Mawr College students to explore their own and each other's experiences, while providing participants with enhanced skills to navigate sometimes difficult conversations.
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 dialogic skills for engaging across differences; and practice skills to address and navigate issues of difference within interpersonal interactions.
Registration information can be found on The Pensby Center website.
Nov. 13-17, 2017
International Education Week 2017 is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, and is part of Bryn Mawr College's efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.
Events planned include sessions on studying abroad, an international trivia night, and presentations on research with an international focus.
The Ousmane Sembène Film Festival: Forty Years of African Post-Colonial Filmmaking
7 p.m. | Carpenter Library 21
A tribute to 40 years' work by one of Africa's and the world's major filmmakers. Festival is free and open to the public. A brief faculty-led discussion will follow each screening.
Sept. 7: Documentary "Sembène" (2015)
Sept. 14: "Black Girl" (1965)
Sept. 21: "Emitai" (1971)
Sept. 28: "Xala" (1974)
Oct. 5: "Ceddo" (1977)
Oct. 12: "Guelwaar" (1992)
Oct. 26: "Faat Kine" (2001)
Lecture by Marc Stein, Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Professor of History, San Francisco State University
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, 4:30-6 p.m. | College Hall 224
In this lecture, Stein explores relationships between nationalism and sexuality in the context of Philadelphia’s celebration of the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976, analyzing how local queer protesters, patriots, and profiteers positioned LGBT people in and against the nation.
Co-sponsored by History, Museum Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Growth and Structure of Cities.