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An End Run Around Hollywood: Eugene Park ’96 on Making Films that Matter and Connecting with Audiences

April 09, 2018

“We make films Hollywood won’t,” said Eugene Park ’96 of his production company, Full Spectrum Features, a nonprofit dedicated to diversity in film and media, which he spoke about at an assembly at Concord Academy on March 29. Park showed clips from recent movies, including the lesbian romantic comedy Signature Move, which has recently won a host of film festival accolades. CA hosted a special on-campus screening of the movie later that evening. Full Spectrum Features has put out eight feature-length films. Many of them are what Park called “transmedia projects,” or films that build community beyond the screen.

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Parents News

Thoughts on School Safety at CA

April 11, 2018

Following the tragic shooting in Parkland, Fla., and the March for Our Lives, Head of School Rick Hardy wrote to parents about how students and faculty have responded to those events and are working to bring about change, as well as the measures CA is taking and planning in order to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. Click through to read his letter in full.

Spring Parent Class Socials

April 10, 2018

Ring in spring with fellow CA Parents! Mark your calendar for spring parent socials. These gatherings provide a wonderful opportunity to mingle with new and familiar faces over great food and conversation.

Student Council Chronicles, Week of 4/9

April 10, 2018

Each week, the Student Council assembles a document that outlines upcoming student life activities, athletic events, dining hall meals, and other odds and ends (including a featured faculty spotlight). They have agreed to let us share a version of this with parents. You may find this week’s “Student Council Chronicle” here.

Bed & Breakfast Homestay Network

April 10, 2018

For the past twenty-five years, CA Parents has sponsored a Bed & Breakfast Homestay Network for current CA parents and alumnae/i. Local Concord Academy parents volunteer to provide bed and breakfast in their homes for visiting out-of-town Concord Academy parents, alumnae/i, and friends. If you are interested in accommodations over Commencement weekend, please contact Lisa Gainsboro P ’20 at lpg887@aol.com.

Commencement Schedule & Notes for All Parents and Students

April 9, 2018

A schedule of activities and details for Baccalaureate on Thursday, May 31, and Commencement on Friday, June 1, can be found on our website.

Academic Note for Returning Parents

April 9, 2018

Returning Parents: Please read the enclosed memo from Academic Dean John Drew about next year’s course catalogue, academic requirements and interests, working with your child’s advisor, and more. Additional information can be found on this CA Connect page.

An End Run Around Hollywood: Eugene Park ’96 on Making Films that Matter and Connecting with Audiences

April 9, 2018

“We make films Hollywood won’t,” said Eugene Park ’96 of his production company, Full Spectrum Features, a nonprofit dedicated to diversity in film and media, which he spoke about at an assembly at Concord Academy on March 29. Park showed clips from recent movies, including the lesbian romantic comedy Signature Move, which has recently won a host of film festival accolades. CA hosted a special on-campus screening of the movie later that evening. Full Spectrum Features has put out eight feature-length films. Many of them are what Park called “transmedia projects,” or films that build community beyond the screen.

Promoting Women in Business: Davidson Lecturer Kim Williams P’08, ’14

April 9, 2018

2017–18 Davidson Lecturer Kim Williams P’08, ’14 didn’t set out to clear the way for women in business, but her tenacity and willingness to embrace the unexpected led to 26 years as a business leader in the still male-dominated field of investment management. In 2005, Williams retired as senior vice-president and partner of the Boston-based Wellington Management Company, at what many would consider the pinnacle of her career, to spend more time with her family while bringing her experience to bear on corporate governance and helping to change the business landscape for other women.

2018 Asian American Footsteps Conference on April 8

April 9, 2018

On Sunday, April 8, the Community & Equity office brought three students to the 2018 Asian American Footsteps Conference at Deerfield Academy. Charlotte Ko ’20, Charmaine Ko ’20, and Shelly Liu ’20 attended workshops ranging from “Reconciling Western Beauty Standards with Asian American Feminism” to dance lessons with a college K-pop dance crew to a presentation on affirmative action. Attendees enjoyed a keynote address from Philip Wang and Wesley Chan of Wong Fu Productions (featured in the accompanying photo with the CA students), who shared advice from their careers thus far. Faculty member Laura Twichell ’01, who accompanied the students, presented a workshop entitled “My Racial Timeline: Exploring Asian Racial Identity Development”. All returned to CA mulling over new ideas about identity and social justice. Pictures enclosed!

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