Fall Featured Speakers

This fall our office helped welcome Dr. Bettina Love and Megan Red Shirt-Shaw to our virtual All-School Meetings by LaShawn Springer This fall, we were honored to welcome two virtual speakers to continue the conversations we initiated during our Community, Justice & Joy orientation. We kicked off the year with a commitment to prioritizing conversationsContinue reading “Fall Featured Speakers”

Election Series Workshops

CAMD took the opportunity to hold space for students to discuss and deepen their understanding of the U.S. political process during a tumultuous election year by Jose Peralta In the run-up to the election, CAMD saw an opportunity to hold space for students to deepen their understanding of the U.S. political process and civic engagementContinue reading “Election Series Workshops”


GSA@30 Looking back to look forward Founded in 1989 by Sharon Tentarelli ’90, Andover’s GSA is likely the first established group in our independent school network. Since its founding, GSA has championed the LGBTQ community at Andover and helped to create lasting and indelible change. Kicking off the weekend, Tentarelli ’90, walked the audience throughContinue reading “GSA@30”

Tony Jack shares his journey with the Andover community

Tony Jack “Access Ain’t Inclusion” “Access Ain’t Inclusion” Short and to the point, that phrase has stayed with me long after Tony Jack’s visit. His book, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students, not only bares witness to the experiences of hundreds of students from poor communities but also provides a roadmapContinue reading “Tony Jack shares his journey with the Andover community”

Six students participate in NAIS’ Student Diversity Leadership Conference

With the Fierce Urgency of Now. SDLC 2019 Over 1000 high schools students descended on Seattle for NAIS’ Annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference. This year’s theme: With the Fierce Urgency of Now., served as a rallying point for these young leaders, all of whom were invested in exploring their own identities, building their skills asContinue reading “Six students participate in NAIS’ Student Diversity Leadership Conference”

Asian American Footsteps Conference

Asian American Footsteps Conference Educate. Empower. Embrace. Founded in 2011 by Aya Murata, then advisor to Asian/Asian American students, the Asian American Footsteps Conference proved early on to be an important and much needed space in the independent secondary school world. In that first year, keynote SuChin Park, former news correspondent for MTV, reminded studentsContinue reading “Asian American Footsteps Conference”


AfLatAm@50 Celebrating an Enduring Legacy of Excellence and Activism Good Evening. What a beautiful crowd! It doesn’t always look like this so I’m going to soak this moment in. It is such an honor to welcome you all to the AfLatAm 50tAnniversary celebration. Our Golden Anniversary. As the director of CAMD and the faculty advisorContinue reading “AfLatAm@50”

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”

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”

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”