The Asian Culture Club recognizes and celebrates all API (Asian Pacific Islander) cultures in an inclusive environment. We welcome students of all backgrounds and ethnicities to participate in our lunch club meeting where we have open discussions lead by teacher and student facilitators.
Black Girls Rock
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. The girls 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.
CAMBIAS, the cultural awareness club, holds meetings which center on discussions about social identifiers such as race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and economic class. The club celebrates diversity by highlighting different issues throughout the year. Club members have opportunities to attend diversity conferences in New York and nationally to network with students from other schools. Members educate the school community about the issues involved in multiculturalism and diversity through CSC discussions and major events like “Harambee: A Celebration of Black History Month” and, in alternate years, “Bias Awareness Day.”
The Gaelic Society is a club that celebrates Hibernian culture and issues a warm cead mile failte (100,000 welcomes to all). Irish or not, members participate in activities such as learning about Celtic history and legends; studying the Irish language; enjoying Irish music and dance (maybe even trying a few steps!); and sampling typical foods that include scones, brown bread, and chocolates. Club-sponsored CSCs might invite other students to an early St. Patrick’s Day fete or introduce them to vibrant Gaelic traditions.
La Dolce Vita
La Dolce Vita is a proud member of the Marymount family of clubs! It is student-led and seeks to share the Italian culture with our community. Members of the club begin to learn the Italian language; explore traditions in different parts of Italy; discover Italian art, architecture, and geography; and share home-cooked Italian food.
La Mesa Latina y Luso-Hispana promotes the study and knowledge ofthe Luso-Hispanic world and welcomes students belonging to, or interested in, the cultures and languages of Spain, Latin America, Portugal, Brazil, the Caribbean, and the U.S. Latinx community. La Mesa (as the club is affectionately known) gives students an opportunity to learn more about these cultures and to then help educate their peers and the wider community. Events include discussions of contemporary social and political issues, as well as celebrations of important holidays and traditions. Intermediate and Advanced Spanish language students in La Mesa can apply for membership to the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (National Spanish Honor Society). ¡Bienvenidxs! Bem-vindxs! Welcome!
Prism is Marymount's safe space for LGBTQ+ students, as well as an environment for allies. The group aims to increase awareness about sexuality and gender diversity within Marymount and in the greater community. Prism leads discussions and activities such as Bias Awareness Day and Ally Week, which encourage acceptance, confidence, and awareness.
Women in Our World
W.O.W. endeavors to empower girls by encouraging them to view education, advertising, politics, careers, popular culture, sports, and more through the lens of gender. The club seeks to raise awareness of inequality towards women, particularly internationally, and to recognize our common sisterhood. Weekly meetings tackle discussions ranging from “toys for girls” to female body image, and the club hosts annual CSCs to help the larger student body become involved in issues that affect all women.