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”

Past MLK Speakers

Past MLK Day Speakers The World Comes to Andover 2019: Patrisse Cullors Co Founder of #BlackLivesMatter; Author of When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir; Artist, Organizer and founder of Dignity and Power Now. 2018: Claudia Rankine Author of five collections of poetry including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t LetContinue reading “Past MLK Speakers”

Data for Social Justice Symposium

Cultivating Data Literacy and a Discerning Eye for Truth and Justice POSTPONED to 2020-2021 Inspired by the Data for Black Lives Symposium hosted at MIT, several groups across campus are working on an interdisciplinary symposium this Spring: Data for Social Justice. This day-long program aims to examine the role that data takes in our lives, fromContinue reading “Data for Social Justice Symposium”

Black Arts Month Keynote Speaker: Dr. Angela Davis

Standing in Awe of Dr. Angela Davis It’s hard not to be in awe of Dr. Davis. Meeting her outside of Andover’s chapel, I hardly knew what to say myself. After all, some of Dr. Davis’ books stand as some of the most transformative pieces of writings I’ve read. Escorting her to the green room,Continue reading “Black Arts Month Keynote Speaker: Dr. Angela Davis”

Indigenous People’s Day Keynote Speaker: Dr. Adrienne Keene

Native Representations, Pop Culture, and Cultural Resistance in Cyberspace Listen to Keene’s podcast with Emma Slibeck ’20 and Tomafa Tomzecke’21 below! Two years ago, Emma Slibeck ’20 and Tomafa Tomzecke ’21 founded NAPA (Natives@PA) to create a space for Indigenous students to explore their identities and carve out space for their narratives in Andover’s story.Continue reading “Indigenous People’s Day Keynote Speaker: Dr. Adrienne Keene”

Youth From Every Quarter Speaker: Attorney General William Tong ’91

Youth From Every Quarter Connecticut Attorney General William Tong’s ’91 work heavily influences by his journey to Andover Phillips Academy’s Constitution states that Andover “shall be ever equally open to Youth, of requisite qualification, from every quarter”. An ever-aspirational charge for a school founded in 1778 to educate boys during the Revolutionary War, there isContinue reading “Youth From Every Quarter Speaker: Attorney General William Tong ’91”