Dear Peaches Valdes, Kim Cassidy, Judy Balthazar, Mary Osirim, Vanessa Christman, and Stephanie Nixon, Bryn Mawr College has not taken adequate…
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Reblogging to add that many people are calling today and tomorrow to show their support. Someone on fb (idk if they’re comfortable w me posting their name, so I’m not, but if they want credit please let me know?) posted some numbers and a script that it might help to follow! I’m copy-pasting it below. Please note that you should call THESE EXTENSIONS, rather than the general college number, which goes to the information services help desk and would make it difficult for them (student workers) to do their jobs.
***Call Bryn Mawr College & Demand for the Inclusion of Trans Women***
Bryn Mawr College’s President Office: 610-526-5156
Bryn Mawr College’s Admission Office: 610-526-5152
“I am calling to urge Bryn Mawr College to adopt a written policy explicitly encouraging and welcoming trans women and people outside the gender binary to apply for admission. In the past two weeks, Mills College and Mount Holyoke College have released comprehensive policies clarifying their stances on the admission of transgender students.
By avoiding a well-defined policy that allows for greater inclusivity, Bryn Mawr College is complicit in a history of oppression against trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming individuals.
The Bryn Mawr community deserves a clear and intentional admissions policy protecting all prospective students. Without creating a new comprehensive admissions policy, in addition to campus protection and support for trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming students and applicants, Bryn Mawr cannot continue to claim to be a women’s college or an advocate for gender equality.”