Mount Notre Dame is excited to welcome Mirsada Kadiric to school on March 19, 2021 for a day of interaction and exploration of her refugee experience. Ms. Kadiric is manager of market research at KAO – USA, a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and a refugee of the Bosnian War (1992-1995). Twenty-five years after her escape, she wrote her memoir, I Am a Refugee, which served as MND’s school-wide Common Read selection this year.
The MND Common Read program – MiND-fuel Reads – serves to bring the MND community together in a shared academic manner that provides authentic opportunities to explore a wide variety of topics. MND students, faculty and staff have the opportunity for discussion and reflection surrounding the read through the sharing of student projects, interacting with the author and other interesting activities.
In addition to hearing from Ms. Kadiric about her flight from Bosnia and relocation to Kentucky, some members of the MND community will share their summer Common Read product with the author.
MND Principal Mrs. Karen Day notes, “We are honored to welcome Mirsada Kadiric to the MND sisterhood. Mirsada inspires our community to reflect on the gospel values of courage, hospitality and compassion. Through her story, we recall our responsibility as Catholics to promote the life and dignity of each human person—made in God’s image and likeness. MND has a strong commitment to educating for and acting on behalf of justice and peace, while serving our neighbors—locally and globally—in a spirit of mutuality and solidarity.”