Tapestry

Tapestry Mission and Vision Statement: supported by the Alumnae/i Relations and Development Office, contributes to the alumnae of color community of Bryn Mawr College by: strengthening a connected network anchored in mutual trust and respect; advancing constructive and inclusive dialogue; and celebrating our diverse history and experiences.


Tapestry Meetings

Working Committee Calls TBA

General Meetings TBA


Upcoming Events and Programs

Take a Break with Tapestry

Take a break from your routine and learn from and do something new with fellow BIPOC Bryn Mawr alumnae/i. Examples of programs to include: How to become an outdoor explorer, mindfulness and meditation, tools to simplify, culinary explorations, etc.

Thurs., Sept. 23 at 6:00 p.m. EDT
Join Sheila Walker '66, a cultural anthropologist and documentary filmmaker, and explore a myriad of Afrodiasporic cultural manifestations through several decades of her profession and personal exploration. As part of the break, please view in advance Sheila's documentary (30 minutes), Familiar Faces/Unexpected Places: A Global African Diaspora which was screened at the United Nations (2018). During the Take a Break event, the group will discuss, reflect, and celebrate the rich cultural ties that connect the African Diaspora together. Register here

Past Casual Corners:

Thursday, March 4 with Akua Nyame-Mensah '10
Productivity is not about doing more. Join certified executive and leadership coach, Akua Nyame-Mensah, to discuss the relationship between productivity, resilience, and mindfulness. 

Thursday, Jan. 28 with Bhakthi Sahgal '13
Pause the doom-scrolling and tap into your creative side. During this break Bhakthi Sahgal '13 will discuss how she made her entry into the world of Podcasting with her show Too Much to Text on Full Service Radio in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, Dec. 17 with Allegra Massaro '15
Join Allegra Massaro '15, co-founder of Fuel the People, as she shares how food is a powerful tool that has always been central to resistance, and is also a love language and form of compassion. 


Causal Corner: BIPOC Alumnae/i Networking  

Want to connect with a fellow BIPOC Mawrter in a similar professional field? Are you navigating workspaces where there are few BIPOC colleagues? Want to connect with someone who has more professional experience under their belt? Here is your opportunity. No resume, no prerequisites, no suits are required. Come as you are. See below for upcoming events.

Wed., Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. EDT with Wit López '15
Click here to learn more and register. 

2022–2023 Working Committee

Emily Murase ’87 and Lori Perine ’80 (co-chairs)
Leslie Castrejon '15
Romina Gomez ’05
Kierstin Gray ’01
Jacqueline Handy ’14
Nicole Huynh ’06 
Viveka Kymal '19
Michelle Lawson ’92
Jane Park '96
Tania Romero ’05
Taytiana Welch-McClure '13


Want to learn more about Tapestry? Interested in joining the Working Committee? Join Gabrielle Gary, Senior Associate Director of Alumnae/i Engagement, for Office Hours. Please email ggary@brynmawr.edu or use this form to register for Office hours. 

Sunday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. EDT
 

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Contact Us

Alumnae/i Relations and Development

Helfarian
101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-526-5227
Fax: 610-526-5228
bmcalum@brynmawr.edu