At Our Lady of Mercy Academy, we are united as a school community to be advocates for inclusivity and stand firmly against all forms of racism. As women of Mercy, we:
- support the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy: Nonviolence, Racism; Integration; Women; Earth
- value that a Mercy education promotes justice as a responsibility
- recognize that the world needs a touch of mercy and uphold the dignity of every person
- integrate the Sisters of Mercy social justice priorities in our curriculum (Theology, English, and History)
Advocates for Change: Initiatives and Recommitment
We affirm that we will further our commitment to our students and families to provide an inclusive and nurturing environment where they will feel safe, valued, and inspired. We do not have all the answers but immediate steps include:
- partnering with Mercy Education (ME) re: educational resources, summer reading materials, and curriculum integration (i.e. social justice advocacy, critical concerns: nonviolence, racism, women)
- in conjunction with the Wellness Program, we will continue to uphold human dignity and social justice at OLMA.
- offering diversity/anti-racism training as part of orientation/spiritual retreat experiences
- expanding alumnae mentor program – focus on mentors/students of color working with the Equality Club to invite guest speakers and provide an open forum for inclusive conversation: racial equity, social justice, etc.
- engaging a speaker to address diversity, support services, racial equity, as part of Professional Development for faculty/staff.
In the words of Catherine McAuley,
“We can never say it’s enough.” However, we can make a difference for someone beginning today.
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