CAMD Team Spring Reflections and Updates

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 moreContinue reading “CAMD Team Spring Reflections and Updates”

BIO 100 Students Report on Environmental Racism

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. Continue reading “BIO 100 Students Report on Environmental Racism”

In Solidarity with our AAPI Community

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 StandContinue reading “In Solidarity with our AAPI Community”

MLK Day 2021 – Student Reflections

For over 30 years, Andover has celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. King by engaging in a community-wide day of programming. Our guest speaker was Charlene Carruthers, whose book Unapologetic: A Black Queer Feminist Mandate, anchored our collective work.  In her book, Ms. Carruthers poses 5 questions to community organizers: Who am I? WhoContinue reading “MLK Day 2021 – Student Reflections”

The Liberation Collective

The Liberation Collective met for five weeks in plenary sessions, family groups, and affinity spaces to expand our political imaginary. The purpose of our learning-for-action group is to build coalition, deepen our political analysis through reading and discussion, and reflect on our relationships to and roles in movement building. For our yearlong students, it’s alsoContinue reading “The Liberation Collective”

Indigenous People’s Day ASM

Monday, October 12, 2020 Megan Red Shirt-Shaw INDIGENOUS rights Activist, Educator, writer and the Director of Native Student Services at the University of South Dakota Megan Red Shirt-Shaw, founder of the online literary publication Natives in America, will be joining us for All School Meeting in honor of Indigenous People’s Day, Monday, October 12 atContinue reading “Indigenous People’s Day ASM”

Decoding Andover: A Conversation with Families, Alumni and Staff/Faculty of Color

Friday, October 23, 2020Virtual Open house by CAMDThe following message was sent to families. Greetings from Andover,  Family weekend is upon us! Though we wish we were greeting you from the comforts of CAMD, we are nevertheless grateful for an opportunity to connect and be in community with you all.  This Friday at 7 p.m., CAMD isContinue reading “Decoding Andover: A Conversation with Families, Alumni and Staff/Faculty of Color”

Open House for Families of Students of Color

Friday, September 25, 2020Virtual Open house by CAMDThe following message was sent to families of new students of color* Greetings from Andover! I hope this finds you and your loved ones healthy and in good spirits. I am writing to you in my capacity as the Director of the Community and Multicultural Development Office toContinue reading “Open House for Families of Students of Color”

Community, Justice, Joy

We framed the synchronous portions of orientation around three themes: Community, Justice, and Joy. We started this school year in the wake of great loss due to several structural and institutional failures to protect those in our communities. Many of our students spent the past spring and summer digging into work around anti-Blackness, xenophobia, transphobia, power and privilege,Continue reading “Community, Justice, Joy”

Family Newsletter: Fall Term – November 24, 2020

Welcome from LaShawn Springer, Director of CAMD Dear Families, Welcome to our first CAMD newsletter! These past few months will be etched into our collective memory for many reasons, not least of which is because of how we’ve found new ways of being in community with each other. Though we’ve missed being in CAMD withContinue reading “Family Newsletter: Fall Term – November 24, 2020”