Student Diversity Leadership Council
Mirman’s Student Diversity Leadership Council (SDLC) is a crucial and critical component of community, leadership, and social justice on campus. Each year, the faculty and staff nominate six Upper School 4 students who embody strong leadership, citizenship, and advocacy qualities to serve on the council. Additionally, these six students represent Mirman at the national conference, Student Diversity Leadership Conference, hosted by the National Association of Independent Schools each year. This conference is a “multiracial, multicultural gathering of [high school] student leaders from across the United States” that focuses on “self-reflecting, forming allies, and building community.” Each year, Mirman’s SDLC students return to campus with cross-cultural skills and strategies to better affect social change and justice.
After attending the conference each December, Mirman’s SDLC students lead inclusivity and social justice initiatives on campus throughout the school year for both Lower and Upper School. With guidance from the Director of Inclusivity and Equity, their capstone project culminates in Peace and Social Justice Day — a community conference designed, led, and facilitated by students.
Mirman’s SDLC has transformed the campus culture through their leadership and advocacy for social justice and student voice. Even as each cohort graduates on to high school, their legacy will continue to inspire Mirman’s community of educators, learners, and activists.