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”

2021 Black Arts Month Keynote Speaker – Kiese Laymon

Kiese Laymon Author of the award-winning memoir Heavy, the groundbreaking essay collection How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, and the genre-defying novel Long Division. On Friday, February 12th we welcomed our Black Arts Month Keynote Speaker Kiese Laymon. Laymon is a Black southern writer from Jackson, Mississippi. In his observant, often hilarious work, Laymon does battle with the personal and the political: race andContinue reading “2021 Black Arts Month Keynote Speaker – Kiese Laymon”

31st MLK Day Speaker: Charlene Carruthers

Charlene Carruthers “Yes I am Black, yes I am a lesbian, yes I am queer, yes I am a woman and my eyes are squarely centered on Black Liberation.“ 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 mattersContinue reading “31st MLK Day Speaker: Charlene Carruthers”

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 WeekendContinue reading “2019-2020 Speakers”

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”

Dr. Bettina L. Love Joins us for ASM and Faculty Meeting

Dr. Bettina Love co-founder of the Abolitionist Teaching Network (ATN) award-winning author and the Athletic Association Endowed Professor at the University of Georgia. Dr. Bettina Love, co-founder of the Abolitionist Teaching Network (ATN), will join us for All School Meeting on Monday, September 28th and Faculty Meeting on Wednesday, September 30th. The ATN’s mission isContinue reading “Dr. Bettina L. Love Joins us for ASM and Faculty Meeting”

GSA@30

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”