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”

MLK Day 2021 Workshops

Workshops 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 Program Unmute and VideoContinue reading “MLK Day 2021 Workshops”

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”

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 2020 WORKSHOPS

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”

Disempowered in Black Power? Rethinking Black Women’s Contributions to Activists Movements

Aissata Bah ’20 Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bridget Tsemo MLK Day, January 20, 2020 A quick Google search of the Black Panther Party overwhelmingly yields images of Black men, either with their fists in the air or a gun to their hand. The narratives we currently tell about Black Power are lacking in number and quality,Continue reading “Disempowered in Black Power? Rethinking Black Women’s Contributions to Activists Movements”