brace fellows, Events, Uncategorized

Thank You!

As the 2021-2022 school year comes to a close, sending love to all the members of the Brace family for an outstanding year of programming.

Amazing Brace Fellows 20-22! From left to right: Ms. Staffaroni, Nina Choophungart, Nick Gibeley, Avivit Ashman, Dorian Park Wang, Karsten Rynearson.
Andover builds a community of self-compassion by sharing what they love about themselves in the lobby of the OWHL during this year’s Love Better Week.
Making a healing quilt after Take Back the Night ’22.

Pema Sherpa and Donoma Fredericson, both ’23, members of the Brace Board, with friends and classmates at Andover’s Rally for Roe.
Abbot Academy, Events, Speakers, yes+

Take Back The Night 2020

by Emma S. ’20

For the past five years the Brace center has organized a Take Back the Night march and vigil at Phillips Acadmey to stand in solidarity with all survivors and speak out against sexual assault, harrasment, and gender-based violence. Traditionally, our program has ended with a community circle on Abbot Campus uniting us in light and love.

While we are not able to gather together physically, many members of the extended PA community still stand together in support of survivors through song, dance, poetry, and word. Brace students and adults have worked together to create a video version of Take Back the Night that includes all of these messages of support and love. Our hope is that this video will unite us all in support of survivors and in the fight to end gender-based violence.

This video, and its content  deals with topics related to sexual assault, harassment, gender based violence, and self-harm. If you are feeling triggered or need a safe space, please visit some of these resources (https://bit.ly/tbtn_resources). Ensuring safety for yourself is a sign of strength, not weakness.


 

 

This video will go live on the evening of May 19th, 2020 – at the time that we would be starting this event on campus.  It will be available for viewing for a limited about of time.


If you are able, please join the Brace Center for a community conversation following the release of this video.  

Events, Speakers

100 Anniversary of the 19th Amendment Kick-off

The Women of the 116th CongressJoin the All-School Meeting on January 17th, 2020 to kick off 100 events to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment.  Join faculty members of the Phillips Academy History Department for a look at the history behind and beyond this landmark moment in the history of Civil Rights.

Check out all the fun stuff Brace is doing to celebrate throughout 2020!