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Raised to the power of Mirman

Raised to the power of Mirman

Mirman School Presents: The Human Library Campaign

Check out one of our "books" by clicking on the links below

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October 19, 2017 |Human Library

Mirman's Mandarin Teacher shares her CITIZENSHIP story for October's Human Library Campaign.

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October 19, 2017 |Human Library

Mirman's Upper School Spanish Teacher and World Language Department Chair shares her CITIZENSHIP story for October's Human Library Campaign.

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October 19, 2017 |Human Library

Mirman's Director of Music Programs shares his CITIZENSHIP story for October's Human Library Campaign.

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October 19, 2017 |Human Library

In a recent all-school assembly, three faculty members shared their citizenship stories as part of October's theme for the Human Library Campaign.

Mirman is excited to announce its participation in the Human Library Campaign beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. A "Human Library" is an interactive experience where readers hear the personal narratives of an individual who acts as a human book centralized around a specific theme. The "books" are people who differ from readers in life experiences, perspectives, appearance and beliefs. The goal is to help challenge stereotypes by changing the single stories we may have about people within and beyond our immediate communities.

In addition to special events featuring the "books" and stories featured on this page, we will have an ongoing Human Library Campaign exhibit in the McDaniel Library, where you can always stop by to see photos of our "books," grab recommended resources from our collection, and more!

This campaign is led by Brittani Fowlin, Assistant to the Head of Upper School/Upper School Registrar. Please contact her if you'd like to learn more or get involved!

Themes for 2017-2018:

October & November — Citizenship
A diverse range of featured “books” will share their personal citizenship narratives with students during LEAP, assemblies, community times, and advisory.

Click here to download book recommendations curated by Ms. Robin Raval, our Librarian

December — Hidden Traditions
Stay tuned to learn more about December's theme!