Marymount Students Participate in Inspiring Mission in Action Day
On Wednesday, March 20, students and faculty came together to celebrate and give witness to Marymount’s lived Mission. This day-long annual event featured speakers, workshops, and activities that focused on our school’s core values including awakening a consciousness of social justice, encouraging personal growth, fostering faith, and inspiring in each student a call to action.
Students were deeply inspired by the day’s keynote speaker Zenon Neumark, a Holocaust survivor and author of Hiding in the Open: A Young Fugitive in Nazi-Occupied Poland. Through his remarkable story of internment and survival, Mr. Neumark bore witness not only to the atrocities of the Holocaust, but also to the kindness of strangers that provided glimmers of light in the darkest of days. He encouraged students to stand against hatred in all of its forms, and to know that they have the power and the responsibility to change the world.
Mr. Neumark’s opening presentation set the tone for meaningful engagement and reflection in small-group breakout sessions and numerous workshops offered throughout the day. From a workshop on Immigration in Politics, to a Poetry Jam Session, to the culminating Interfaith Prayer Service and a color chalk throw, students and faculty alike valued the opportunity that this special day afforded to reflect, to grow, and to reaffirm their own commitment to respond to the call for justice so all may have life.