Some of the material in the TriCollege Libraries Digital Collections is available only to members of the TriCollege community. Please use your institutional credentials to log in. By logging in, you may be able to gain access to certain collections or items that are not visible by guest users. If you have questions about access or logging in, please use the form on the Contact page.
Some items in the TriCollege Libraries Digital Collections may be under copyright. Copyright information may be available in the Rights Status field listed in this item record (below). Ultimate responsibility for assessing copyright status and for securing any necessary permission rests exclusively with the user. Please see the Reproductions and Access page for more information.
To all of our fellow First-Gen/Low-Income BIPOC on other PWIs,
We started striking at 12:00 am on 10/29/20 as a response to the insensitive and patronizing
email sent by President Raymond & Joyce Bylander of Haverford College. This strike consists of
not participating in any academic, financial, extracurricular or political activities. Those same
activities allow The Corporation of Haverford College to profit off the shadow work of
First-Generation/Low-Income Students, specifically Black women. We’ve drafted a formal letter
and established a mutual aid fund for folks to donate (this fund will help those students who want
to strike but do not have the financial luxury to do so). We’re asking YOU to share this with your
friends, families, and all of your on-campus affinity groups, specifically your Black Student led
organizations. We’re also asking you to take this time to reach out to your local Black Lives
Matter chapter and any other organization on the ground risking their lives doing the very
necessary work that can not be done from academia’s ivory tower. We are asking you to put
pressure on your institutions to respond to the fatal violence towards Black bodies & Haverford’s
statement. It is time Haverford is held accountable for its actions. Purrrr.
In anger and in power,
Women of Color House, Black Students Refusing Further Inaction, and every single BIPOC
student this institution has failed
We’ve attached everything you would need to disseminate information and the events that have
led up to our strike. We want to make it very clear that this strike does NOT have a timeline. We
intend to continue striking until ALL our demands have been met.
❖ Email sent by President Raymond and Dean Bylander:
❖ HC STRIKE 2020 STATEMENT
➢ Shorter link: tinyurl.com/DisruptHC
❖ Tag Socials: @hc_strike & @bicomutualaid
❖ Donate funds to the Bi-Co Mutual Aid (Instagram: @bicomutualaid)
➢ Venmo: @hcstrikefund
❖ Google Drive: Resources
➢ What Does Striking Mean?
➢ Shareable Media
➢ Strike Contact Information
➢ How to donate to the Nest
➢ How to Protest Safely
❖ Questions/Comments/Concerns direct them to the instagram: @hc_strike or luigie febres
Call for Support
Letter sent by student strike organizers to first-generation/low-income students and students of color at other predominantly white institutions. The letter asks these students to share the document with "your friends, families, and all of your on-campus affinity groups, specifically your Black Student led organizations," and to support their local Black Lives Matter chapters. The letter includes links to Wendy Raymond and Joyce Bylander's October 28 email, the HC Strike 2020 Statement, the hc_strike Instagram account, the BiCo Mutual aid fund, and the public student strike Google Drive. This document was kept on the public student strike Google Drive. A link to this letter was also included in the daily strike update for November 4, 2020.
Women of Color (WOC) House (author)
Black Students Refusing Further Inaction (BSRFI) (author)