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CARLA — Coalition for Anti-Racist Literacy

2023 Anti-Racism Action at BMC—Join a Circle

The Anti-Racism Collective Circles (ARCCs) were created by the Coalition for Anti-Racist Literacy (CARLA) in 2022 to hold a space open to students, faculty, and staff to communally understand and practice anti-racism and provide concrete responses to acts of racism that occur on campus.

In 2023, two new fall circles will each engage in a series of five conversations, held every other week, starting the week of Sept. 25. You don’t have to commit to participating in all five conversations, however each session will build and enrich your experience, so please try to sign up for a time you can regularly attend. All levels of contribution are welcome! The Tuesday ARCC will meet at 3 p.m. on Zoom, and the Friday ARCC will meet at 9 a.m. in person.

Remember, even if you miss the first conversation, it is never too late to join a circle!

To get more information or sign up for an ARCC, email with your preferred day as the Subject.


Started with 16 members in 2018, CARLA — Coalition for Anti-Racist Literacy at Bryn Mawr College has grown to more than 80 members — consistently a mix of students, staff, and faculty.


Growing out of the 2018 Posse Plus Retreat, this grassroots group’s mission is to create and sustain a shared, accountable, conceptual framework and toolkit for anti-racist literacy in classrooms and the community of the College.

Anti-racist literacy

Knowledge and skills that allow people to interpret the dynamics of race and racism at work in a situation and participate in order to challenge and change them.


Anti-racism, equity, accountability, and inclusivity.