Members of the Adult Advisory Board Dr. Flavia Vidal, MJ Engel, and Carol Artacho attended the Annual Symposium for the Independent School Gender Project in Albuquerque, NM in early February. There, they also had a chance to meet up with a former Brace Board Member and mastermind behind the current iteration of Phillips Academy’s Take Back the Night events, Kay Heffernan.
Folks at Phillips Academy are working on organizing the 2020 Take Back The Night event. As part of the preparations, they made this video. Do you think she will come?
Lead by Fearless Leader Extraordinaire, Dr. Flavia Vidal, the Advisory Brace Board and the Student Brace Board came together on January 26th for a viewing of the movie “Little Women”. Dinner followed, and a great time was had by all.
The Brace Center believes in building community through fostering and supporting intersectional, intergenerational relationships and connections.
Phillips Academy students participated in a training on oral history in preparation for engaging with the Abbot Alumnae Oral History Project.
With thanks to fabulous archivist Paige Roberts, Andy Kolovos from the Vermont Folklife Center, and Abbot alumnae Sara Ingram ‘71, Lee Sullivan ‘68, and Jane Christie ‘58!
On Wednesday, January 29, at 7 p.m. in the Freeman Room in the OWHL, join English Instructor and Brace Center Director Flavia Vidal for a presentation and discussion on the tensions between female empowerment and the pressures of domesticity in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women.