Mawrginalia, May/June 2015

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The annual fourth grade International Bazaar, a time-honored tradition and Lower School rite of passage, took place this year on May 15. In preparation for the event, girls spent time researching their countries and preparing food and crafts to sell at their booths. The turnout was fantastic, and all proceeds were donated to a Peace Corps project of the girls’ choice.


In May, the World Languages and Cultures Department (formerly the Foreign Languages Department) led a unique project that brought together language, art and social justice. Students spent time in and out of class making arpilleras (Spanish for “burlap”), artistic messages of protest first created in Chile during the Pinochet dictatorship. Girls chose to tackle topics ranging from race and class to salary disparities between men and women. The resulting works of art are on display in the North Building – stop by and see them if you have a chance!

May/June 2015