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Celebrate all cultures and peoples.


Meaning “all pull together” in Swahili, Harambee is a student-led celebration of cultural awareness and pride during Black History Month. Although the event focuses on the African, Caribbean, and African-American experience, all members of the community are invited to share stories, challenge structures of oppression, and celebrate diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Latinx Heritage Events

The Latinx Affinity Group spearheads an annual celebration of Latinx culture during Latinx Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15). In addition to a culminating event that showcases Latinx food, dance, artists, and more, students also lead discussions of books by Latinx authors for the school community.

Bias Awareness Day

Marymount’s annual Bias Awareness Day examines unconscious biases that can lead to discrimination, name-calling, and even violence. Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, bias awareness programming will be extended to all four divisions at Marymount.

LGBTQ+ Visibility Week

Marymount's PRISM club leads LGBTQ+ Visibility Week, which highlights the contributions of people in the LGBTQ+ community and empowers students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and parents to be allies against bullying, harassment, discrimination, and name-calling.

GRACE Dinner

The annual GRACE dinner provides a forum for parents and alumnae to discuss diversity at Marymount. Attendees have the opportunity to brainstorm programs, community groups, and cultural activities that may deepen our commitment to diversity at Marymount.

GRACE Meetings

GRACE hosts monthly meetings for parents, as well as monthly meeting for faculty and staff, on topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community. These groups also help to plan the GRACE Dinner, Harambee, Latinx Heritage Event, and other cultural awareness initiatives.

CAMBIAS Conversations

CAMBIAS Conversations is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion course for Class IX students, which focuses on tapping into each student's personal identity and understanding social identifiers such as race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic class. When students understand that the lens they use to see the world also impacts how they see the world, they grow in empathy and can deepen conversations with others about experiences and perspectives that are not their own. CAMBIAS is an acronym for Cultural Awareness Moves Beyond Ignorance and Stereotypes.

White Anti-Racist Spaces

Marymount offers white anti-racist spaces for students of all grade levels, as well as for faculty and staff. These spaces focus on deepening an understanding of white racial identity and white privilege, while building cultural competency and offering anti-bias education. Students and staff who participate in these spaces develop skills as advocates for more equitable schools and aim to work in solidarity with people of color in creating anti-racist communities.