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Keynote by Scholar of Hip-Hop Pedagogy, Exhibition Highlight Black History Month Calendar

Posted January 27, 2011
photo of Marc Lamont Hill

Activist, scholar and cultural critic Marc Lamont Hill, an anthropologist of education who has been identified as one of the leading public intellectuals of the hip-hop generation, will provide the keynote address for Bryn Mawr’s 2011 celebration of Black History Month. Hill, who regularly provides commentary for media outlets including NPR, the Washington Post, Essence […]

“Building Better Allies” Series Looks at Supporting Others’ Struggles for Justice

Posted September 21, 2010

This Friday, Sept. 24, the Office of Intercultural Affairs will host the first in a yearlong series of discussions. Similar to the “Diversity Conversations” of years past, the series will take a new approach; instead of talking about social-justice issues exclusively from the perspective of those affected, it will explore ways in which members of […]

Task Forces for Haitian Earthquake Relief Created

Posted January 21, 2010

Bryn Mawr students have created four task forces to direct campus responses to the devastating earthquake in Haiti, says Civic Engagment Office (CEO) Co-director Ellie Esmond. Members of the faculty and staff are joining the task forces as well.
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Civil-rights icon and prisoners’-rights advocate Angela Davis to speak at Bryn Mawr Feb. 4

Posted January 28, 2009

Scholar, political activist, and philosopher Angela Davis will give the keynote address for Black History Month at Bryn Mawr. Her presentation, titled “Democracy, Social Change, and Civil Engagement,” will take place in Bryn Mawr’s Thomas Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4. The event is free and open to the public. For more […]

Civic Engagement Office, Intercultural Affairs offer MLK Day programming

Posted January 16, 2009

After the Main Line Martin Luther King Society’s musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Thomas Great Hall on Sunday, the College’s Civic Engagement Office (CEO) will provide several opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to participate in Monday’s national day of service  to honor the slain civil-rights leader’s memory. At day’s end, […]

Antiracist pioneer Peggy McIntosh to speak, lead workshops

Posted November 14, 2008

Feminist and antiracist activist Peggy McIntosh will offer three workshops at Bryn Mawr on Tuesday, Nov. 18. McIntosh is best known for her essay “White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences through Work in Women’s Studies,” an exploration of the role that group privilege—as opposed to the bigotry of individuals—in perpetuating social inequality. Read more»

On campus this week: Disabilites and communication; Bi-Co Orchestra; International Justice Week; Collective memory of intractable conflicts; Local food and wine with Judy Wicks, the Fit Club

Posted April 3, 2008

Symposium: Access, Awareness and Allies. Have you ever been challenged to understand or be understood by someone with a disability that affects communication? Have you been curious about sign language interpreters or transcribers in your class? Have you seen a request for a note-taker for a classmate and wondered what that’s all about? The Office […]