Made in LA Film Screening


Friday April 24 | 7PM | Campus Center

Made in L.A. follows three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles sweatshops as they embark on a three-year journey to win basic labor protections from Forever 21. The Emmy-award winning documentary reveals the impact of the struggle on each woman’s life as they are gradually transformed by the experience. “Compelling, humorous, deeply human, Made in L.A. is a story about immigration, the power of unity and the courage it takes to find your voice.”

In addition to this narrative, the film explores the history of Asian American workers in U.S. garment factories and how those experiences have influenced the leaders of Asian Americans Advancing Justice (formerly Asian Pacific American Legal Center) and the Garment Worker Center to help guide the current workers in their struggle for justice.


April 24th is the two-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh.

Presented by Bryn Mawr’s chapter of United Students Against Sweatshops.

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Help a Mawrter Out!

As students of color, we feel that it is very important to help Cecilia Seo-Yeon Lee, a student who previously attended BMC, out in any way we can and, instead of us working in small pockets, if we can all work together and help Cecilia, we think that this would be a phenomenal opportunity to continue to show that we matter and we care.

We are in the works of planning a campus wide fundraiser with many AMO Groups, Student Clubs, International Student Advising, the Pensby Center etc. tabling and selling various items that would go toward Cecilia’s campaign.

Please consider donating.

(Pictured: Cecilia curling hair for a model in the A/ASA Culture Show Fall 2013)

Lunar New Year Banquet


Join us for a night of good (authentic) food and good company as we celebrate the Lunar New Year!

  • 4:30PM Dumpling Making with CCSA
  • 5:00PM Meet and Greet
  • 6:00PM Catered Banquet
  • 8:00PM Games + Activities:
    • CCTV New Year Gala
    • Flower Drum Song
    • Mahjong

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“seeking asian female” screening + Q&A with Director

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The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) and the Film Studies Program at Bryn Mawr College will host award-winning independent documentary filmmaker Debbie Lum as a Bryn Mawr Class of 1902 Endowed Lecturer.

“seeking asian female,” which has been featured on PBS and This American Life, is an eccentric modern love story about Steven and Sandy—an aging white man with “yellow fever” who is obsessed with marrying any Asian woman, and the young Chinese bride he finds online. Debbie, a Chinese American filmmaker, documents and narrates with skepticism and humor, from the early stages of Steven’s search, through the moment Sandy steps foot in America for the first time, to a year into their precarious union. Global migration, Sino-American relations and the perennial battle of the sexes, weigh in on the fate of their marriage in this intensely captivating personal documentary.

Ms. Lum’s visit is generously co-sponsored by the Tri-Co Working Group in Translation Studies, the Program in International Studies (BMC), the Department of English (BMC), the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies (BMC), the Department of Anthropology (BMC), and the Department of Sociology (BMC).

*All events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

RSVP to the Facebook Event HERE

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Thank you for coming to the event! We had a huge turnout and Debbie Lum certainly enjoyed her time at Bryn Mawr College. Check out the Q&A here on our YouTube channel.

Community Diversity Learning Day March 18, 2015

More info to come soon… (This event has been added to our calendar)

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

Earlier this fall, President Cassidy wrote the community about her desire to set aside a day in the spring semester so the entire campus could come together for a time of learning and discussion of how race shapes our lives and community, as well as to help us build our skills for living in an intentionally diverse community.

We have identified Wednesday, March 18, 2015 as the date for this gathering.  More information will be shared next semester, but everyone should set aside this date on their calendar when classes will be cancelled and most offices will be closed to allow for the greatest participation.

Thank you,
Emily Espenshade

Emily C. Espenshade
Chief of Staff
Office of the President
Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899
(610) 526-5155

All Black Lives Matter: Die-In, March, & Vigil on the Mainline

There will be a three-part demonstration starting at Pembroke Arch to protest recent jury decisions in Ferguson and New York City. We encourage everyone, whether people of color or allies to people of color, to support the cause in whatever way they see fit.

Race is and has always been a complicated issue for Asians and Asian Americans. (This article highlights many prevailing concerns specific to Asian Americans.) We will continue this conversation at Monday night’s meeting by discussing how Asians and Asian Americans fit in to the complex system of racism in this country, specifically in light of recent events.

Below is a message from Haverford ASA about sign-making, which will take place at Dalton’s study tables at 4:20pm.

“Dear HASA, Hyphen, SAO, and fellow Asians and Asian Americans,

Tomorrow (Monday 12/8) afternoon, Tri-Co students are holding a die-in, march, and vigil to call for the importance of All Black Lives in our communities.

HASA invites all Asian and Asian American students to join us for sign-making beginning at 4:20 in Bryn Mawr Dalton Hall’s lower level study tables (directions below). We will walk to Pem Arch at 4:45, in time to depart with the group at 5pm. Haverford students can take the 4:10 bus.

Even if you cannot come to the sign-making, you can show your support by wearing all black. Finally, please remember that we are expressing solidarity — we are allies entering a space that seeks to highlight Black voices. “Speak Up, Not Over” when expressing Asian American support for the Black community.”

Updates can be found on the HASA and Hyphen Facebook pages.


Culture Show 2014

Hyphen (Asian American Students’ Association) is hosting its annual Culture Show this coming Saturday(11/15) at 7:30PM in Thomas Great Hall. Our theme is “Insider-Outsider”: someone’s inclusion or exclusion in a group, either by themselves or by other group members. No one is a complete insider or outsider to any group, and we invite you to come explore this theme with us.
Saturday, November 15
Thomas Great Hall, Bryn Mawr College
Doors @7PM, Show @7:30PM
Performances include Wellesley Wushu (Chinese martial arts), Swarthmore Taiko, spoken word, rap, LED hooping, music and dance, a fashion show, and more.Check out our Facebook event, and get a sneak peek of some performances here!?? and