Welcome to CAMD
The mission of the Community and Multicultural Development (CAMD) Office is to raise awareness and encourage understanding of differences of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic class, geographical origin, sexual orientation and more. CAMD fosters that belief through investigation and greater understanding of ourselves and others. The office sponsors workshops, lectures, and educational programs for the entire Phillips Academy community and contains a small library.
Meet our Team
The 20-21 CAMD Team introduces themselves!
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
For 30 years, Andover has celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by taking the ‘day on’. Brian Gittens ’89 staged a protest on the steps of Sam Phil, playing MLK’s speeches on his boombox, to implore our community to mark the day in meaningful programming. Our MLK day program is now a hallmark celebration at Andover that involves our entire campus community (and on occasion our alumni)!
Engaging our Community
Clubs and Organizations
Our students have the opportunity to gather and share their Andover experiences in clubs and affinity groups under the CAMD umbrella. In addition to gathering space, these groups help bring programming and events during Latinx Arts Weekend, Black Arts Weekend, Chinese New Year and much, much more.
Events and Speakers
CAMD has been honored to present many speakers to the community such as Bettina Love, Angela Davis and many more. We host recurring events like the Social Justice Leadership Institute retreat for students, and continue to partner with departments across campus to bring workshops and events to all.
The CaMD Scholar program provides the unique opportunity for current Lowers and Uppers to conduct funded, self-directed research projects over the summer and present their work to our community. CaMD Scholars focus on projects investigating equity, diversity, multiculturalism, and/or social justice.
The Community and Multicultural Development Office is proud to offer programming aimed at specific demographics but our programming impacts 100% of the campus and beyond.
Find our calendar, links, podcasts, definitions, book recommendations and more – provided by our team, students, activists and leaders around the world. Additional resources are located at www. andover. edu.
Our students, faculty and CAMD team members have not stopped working to reach our community in these times. We have collected our Family Newsletters here for all to stay connected with CAMD
Recent News and Posts
Jose Peralta and Zahin Ahmed This term, in our Biology 100 course, we spent a few weeks discussing the topic of environmental justice with our students. In doing so, we discussed how the placement of industrial hazardous industries has historically targeted marginalized communities, putting them at greater risk of harm from environmental pollution. To gain more in depthContinue reading “CAMD Team Spring Reflections and Updates”
Jose Peralta, Instructor in Biology Zahin Ahmed, Teaching Fellow in Biology This term, in our Biology 100 course, we spent a few weeks discussing the topic of environmental justice with our students. In doing so, we discussed how the placement of industrial hazardous industries has historically targeted marginalized communities, putting them at greater risk of harm from environmental pollution. Adapted fromContinue reading “BIO 100 Students Report on Environmental Racism”
A Message from CAMD Director, LaShawn Springer In the past couple of weeks there has been a marked increase in anti-Asian violence, particularly targeting elders in the community. Most of the coverage of these instances have been through social media and much of this labor has been by AAPI communities on the ground. Organizations like Stand Against Hate & StopContinue reading “In Solidarity with our AAPI Community”