2019-2020 Speakers

Anthony Jack

Author of  The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students, Jack challenges colleges and universities to think about how all students can access and take full advantage of the resources on their campuses. Moved by Jack’s first visit, CAMD teamed up with the College Counseling Office kick-off Family Weekend

Family Weekend Speaker

Adrienne Keene

In recognition of Indigenous People’s Day, N@PA invited Adrienne Keene to campus. Writer, blogger and professor of Native and Indigenous Cultural Studies, Keene launched her blog, Native Appropriations, in 2016 and used her platform to challenge representations of Native peoples in pop culture, fashion and film.

Indigenous People’s Day Speaker

Nikki Giovanni

One of the most widely read American poets, she prides herself on being, as she says, a black American, a daughter, a mother, a professor of English. Giovanni remains as determined and committed as ever to the fight for civil rights and equality

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Keynote Speaker

CT Attorney General, William Tong ’91

William Tong grew up in the Hartford area and attended schools in West Hartford. After Andover, he attended Brown University and the University of Chicago Law School. He has been a longstanding alumni volunteer for Andover, most recently serving a term on Alumni Council with distinction.

Youth from Every Quarter Speaker

Dr. Angela Davis

Through her activism and scholarship over the last decades, Davis has been deeply involved in our nation’s quest for social justice. Her work as an educator has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial and gender justice.

Black Arts Month Keynote Speaker

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