CaMD hosts 7th Annual Social Justice Leadership Institute

SJLI 2019 Students tap into their capacity to be change agents on their respective campuses This fall, CaMD hosted our annual Social Justice Leadership Institute, led by Boston Mobilization, a grassroots youth organizing non-profit. Focused on identity development, expanded political analysis, personal leadership skills and network transformation tools, SJLI supports student as they acquire a deeper understanding of how systems ofContinue reading “CaMD hosts 7th Annual Social Justice Leadership Institute”

It’s Just Food: A Food Justice Symposium

Keynote Speakers Fred Opie is a Professor of History and Foodways at Babson College. Some of his classes include Food and Civil Rights, Food and Politics and African History and Foodways. His most recent book is, Southern Food and Civil Rights: Feeding the Revolution. Mariam Raqib, founder and director of Afghanistan Samsortya, a nonprofit organization basedContinue reading “It’s Just Food: A Food Justice Symposium”

2018-2019 Speakers

Julie Lythcott-Haims Author of Real American: A Memoir and the New York Times best selling book How To Raise An Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims is a former corporate lawyer and Stanford dean. Lythcott-Haims holds a BA from Stanford, a JD from Harvard, and an MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts. MOSAIC Multiracial AwarenessContinue reading “2018-2019 Speakers”

2017-2018 Speakers

Clint Smith Clint Smith is a writer, teacher, and doctoral candidate at Harvard University. He is currently an Emerson Fellow at New America and has previously received fellowships from the Art For Justice Fund, Cave Canem, and the National Science Foundation. His first full-length collection of poetry, Counting Descent, was published in 2016. It wonContinue reading “2017-2018 Speakers”

2016-2017 Speakers

Peter Saji ’92 Peter Saji is an award winning writer and director of Black-ish and the executive producer and co-creator of Mixed-ish. When Saji isn’t writing, he enjoys performing spoken word poetry, snowboarding, and amateur MMA cage fighting. CaMD Guest Speaker Elizabeth Acevedo Elizabeth Acevedo is the New York Times bestselling author of The PoetContinue reading “2016-2017 Speakers”

30th Anniversary MLK Day Speaker: Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni Listening for the Grace Notes Every year, CAMD creates a running list of speakers─suggested by the team and community members─who we believe can speak to some of the most pressing matters of our time and ground it in historical context. We’ve intentionally centered the voices of trans and cisgender women of color, andContinue reading “30th Anniversary MLK Day Speaker: Nikki Giovanni”


MLK DAY WORKSHOPS 2020 All students participated in workshops that asked them to dig deep and think critically about what justice looks and feels like in 2020. The workshops were designed to help them reflect on their roles as community members, allies and change agents through interactive activities and discussions with their peers. Junior ProgramContinue reading “MLK DAY 2020 WORKSHOPS”

Past MLK Speakers

Past MLK Day Speakers The World Comes to Andover 2020: Nikki Giovanni World Renowned Poet, Activist, Commentator Nikki Giovanni keynoted our 30th Anniversary MLK Day, 10 years after her first visit to Andover. 2020 MLK Day Workshops 2019: Patrisse Cullors Co Founder of #BlackLivesMatter; Author of When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black LivesContinue reading “Past MLK Speakers”