January 19-21, 2018
Bryn 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.
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;
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. Applications for January 2018 will be available in fall 2017.