Critical Race Training in Education

Bryn Mawr College

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
101 N Merion Ave
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010
Phone
(610) 526-5000
Email address
admissions@brynmawr.edu
School Information
"Bryn Mawr is a distinguished women’s college, located on a beautiful residential campus just outside a major metropolitan area. Two distinctive coed graduate schools and a post-baccalaureate premedical program enrich the College community and offer opportunities for advanced study. "At Bryn Mawr, students choose from a wide array of majors in the sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. The College is a leader in academic innovation, with a particular focus on putting learning into action through research, fieldwork, community and social justice engagement, and internships. Bryn Mawr further expands students’ options to learn and explore through long-standing partnerships with Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as through the cultural and social resources of Philadelphia." Additionally, the college has over 60 undergraduate fields of study and nine graduate fields of study. (Source: https://www.brynmawr.edu/about) (Source: https://www.brynmawr.edu/academics/fields-study)
General Information
Bryn Mawr College administrators caved under student activist pressure after students demanded that a "reparations fund" be created for indigenous and black students. As demanded, the fund will likely double the allocation of funds to the Dean's Emergency Fund, now to be called the "Dean's Student Assistance Fund". Additionally, it will require the Dean to appoint a committee to administer the fund, with representation of BIPOC staff and faculty. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Activity

  • Program and Research Funding

    College administrators caved after students demanded that a "reparations fund" be created for indigenous and black students. As demanded, the fund will likely double the allocation of funds to the Dean's Emergency Fund (now to be called the "Dean's Student Assistance Fund". Additionally, it will require the Dean to appoint a committee to administer the fund, with representation of BIPOC staff and faculty.

  • Program and Research Funding

    The school’s Pensby Center for Community Development and Inclusion is offering a funded research opportunity for a Summer 2022 Fellowship to “building equity, inclusion and anti-racism” impacting the Bryn Mawr College community.

  • Symbolic Actions

    The school had an internship “to diversify the offerings in Bryn Mawr’s libraries.”

  • Resources

    As part of the school’s equity, inclusion, and anti-racism plans, the second phase of the “Who Built Bryn Mawr?” exhibit showcases the “1960’s students confronting race.”

  • Resources

    The school’s “Pensby Center ​for Community Development and Inclusion ​implements programs and activities ​that address issues of diversity, power, and privilege​.”

  • Resources

    The school provides anti-oppression “resources for student activists and protestors” with numerous books, articles, videos, and podcasts including Ibram X Kendi’s Anti-Racist Reading List.

  • Symbolic Actions

    The school has Pedagogy Circles for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion open to faculty, staff and students “to explore how they are acting on and working toward anti-racism, diversity, inclusivity, and equity within and beyond classrooms.”

  • Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism

    Bryn Mawr assistant professor and director of Africana Studies, Chanelle Wilson has appeared on C-SPAN and conducted numerous workshops and webinars “fighting for Critical Race Theory in Universities.”

Last updated April 25th, 2022