Click here to register. Deadline to register is Tuesday, Aug. 4, 5 p.m.
Moving Forward Together is a series of progressive conversations on July 29, Aug. 6 and Aug. 12 designed to check in with one another, reflect together on the major happenings of the last several months, and continue to build our community priorities for action, especially as they relate to our work around anti-racism. Here is a working overview of the sessions and their guiding questions:
Assignment: In preparation for Session 2, please consider: What are the critical structures and characteristics of a community that seeks to be anti-racist? How could Bryn Mawr embody these?)
Session 2: Reflection | Thursday, Aug. 6, 4-5:30 p.m. (EDT) What are questions you think the Bryn Mawr community needs to ask itself or tackle together regarding racism and anti-Blackness? Where are the gaps in community understanding of the College’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts? Where are the gaps in the administration’s/the faculty’s/the staff’s/the students’ understanding of the experiences of members of the community who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)?
Session 3: Action will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 7-8:30 p.m. EDT. Click here for more information.
Assignment: In preparation for Session 3, please consider: What would equity, justice or repair would mean at Bryn Mawr?
All current students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in these conversations, which will take place by Zoom. We will be guided in our conversations by an outside facilitator: Brighid Dwyer, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at Princeton University. We are planning these as “progressive” conversations, in which each session builds off the previous one.
We encourage to you to register for all three sessions, but you are welcome to take part in one or two of the sessions if you are unable to participate in all three. Our goals are to build communication between members of the community and begin to identify short-term and long-term priorities for action around equity and anti-racism at the College. We recognize that some people do not have remote access with sufficient bandwidth to participate.
We will be continuing these conversations through the coming year, offering other chances to participate if you cannot do so this summer. If you are interested in future conversations, but cannot participate in these community forums, please contact Ann-Therese Ortíz (firstname.lastname@example.org).