Our CommunityEd series gives Head-Royce students, families,  faculty, and staff
the chance to connect and learn together. From book clubs to guest speakers,
these events enrich our (currently virtual) lives. Join us! 

The CommunityEd Speaker Series is brought to you in partnership
with the Head-Royce Parents' Association.
On October 27, listen in as award-winning author Florence Williams explains the science behind why nature makes us happier, healthier, and more creative, and suggests how we can make time for the natural world during the pandemic. Williams is a fellow at the Center for Humans and Nature, a visiting scholar at George Washington University, and a contributing editor at Outside Magazine. Register via Zoom here

Thursday, December 10 promises to be a special evening, when our very own Upper School English Teacher, Sunisa Manning, talks about her debut novel A Good True Thai. After a brief reading and interview, Manning will visit breakout groups for mini book-club discussions (get those questions ready!) and, finally, rejoin the full group for an audience-wide Q+A and reflection. Pre-order the novel here! Register via Zoom here.



Please join the NIA committee on Friday, February 5 to kick off the School's celebration of Black History Month. Kwame Alexander will talk about his novels and inspire students to imagine a better world. The New York Times bestselling author of 32 books, Kwame Alexander won the Newbery Medal for his novel The Crossover. Be sure to register via Zoom here.

The NIA speaker series helps raise awareness and funds for the NIA Endowed Scholarship for students of color at Head-Royce. Previous speakers include Angie Thomas, Roberta Flack, and Melba Patillo Beale and Dr. Terrance Roberts of The Little Rock Nine. Learn more about NIA’s purpose and legacy here.

On Wednesday, March 31, The CommunityEd Speaker Series and The Office of Equity and Inclusion present “An Evening with Angela Davis.”

Please save the date for a conversation between legendary activist, scholar, author, and Oaklander Angela Davis and our Director of Equity and Inclusion, Johára Tucker. Stay tuned for details on how to submit questions and click here to reserve your virtual seat.