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Summer Affinity Spaces
Affinity groups are intentional gatherings of people who share a similar identity. These groups are places of reflection, dialogue, and support – safe spaces where students can process their emotions, develop a stronger sense of self, and build a common language. Affinity spaces and white anti-racist spaces aim to help students build cultural competency, examine privilege and bias, and explore racial identity. We are committed to providing these important spaces over the summer months, once per week from June 22 - July 24.

Lower School & Lower Mid

Ohana

Mondays @ 3:00 p.m.

Ohana (the Hawaiian word for family) is a voluntary, affinity group open to students in Kindergarten - Class V who self-identify as persons of color. Led by faculty and staff of color, Ohana’s curriculum is focused on nurturing self-esteem, fostering positive relationships among peers, and providing students with a comfortable forum in which to discuss issues of race and ethnicity. Students who identify as persons of color are invited to opt into this program.


GRACEful Afternoons

Mondays @ 3:00 p.m. 

All Lower School and Lower Middle School students are welcome to join GRACEful Afternoons, though it is highly recommended for our white students. The group’s activities are intended to build cultural competency and offer anti-bias education for our younger students.


Upper Mid & Upper School

Asian Affinity Group (AAG)

Thursdays @ 6:30 p.m.

AAG is the affinity group for students that identify as Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander. This safe space offers an environment for conversation, inclusion, and empowerment and provides an opportunity to engage in deeper discussion with others who are part of this ethnic group.


Black Girls Rock

Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m.

Black Girls Rock is an affinity group based on the non-profit organization created by Philanthropist Beverly Bond. It was established to empower today's youth through mentoring. Students gather together to promote the arts for young women of color, to analyze all of the ways women of color are portrayed in the world, and to encourage each other through dialogue.


Latinx Affinity Group

Tuesdays @ 6:30 p.m.

The Latinx Affinity Group is a space to have meaningful discussions about what it means to identify as Latinx, Latina, or Hispanic in our communities. This group examines the cultural and emotional experiences and diverse multi-racial origins that arise from a Latin American or Caribbean heritage, celebrating them from the "I" perspective.


Prism

Mondays @ 6:30 p.m.

Prism is Marymount's safe space for LGBTQ+ students and allies. The group aims to increase awareness about sexuality and gender diversity within Marymount and in the greater community. Prism leads discussions and activities that encourage acceptance, confidence, and awareness.


White Anti-Racist Space

Wednesdays @ 4:00 p.m. 

White Anti-Racist Space is a space for white students whose goals are to deepen their understanding of white racial identity, white privilege, and white cultural dominance in the world and in school. They strive together to develop skills as activists/organizers for more equitable schools. They aim to work in solidarity with people of color in creating anti-racist communities.