8th Annual Parent Academy Registration Information – Saturday March 19, 2022

Registration is now open for the 8th annual Lexington Parent Academy
Click to download the flyer

WHO:  All interested Lexington families, adult caregivers and faculty

WHAT:  8th Annual Lexington Parent Academy. Participants can choose up to 3 workshops to attend throughout the day.

WHEN: Saturday March 19th 9:30-2:30

WHERE: Virtual through Zoom

WHY:  The Parent Academy is designed to educate and empower parents and caregivers to manage the changing demands of parenting in today’s world, this is a free event for all interested parents and community members.  

To Register and View Presenters and Workshop Descriptions click on the link below: 

2022 Lexington Parent Academy Registration Link or scan the QR code 

SPONSORED BY:  The Lexington Public Schools SHAC (School Health Advisory Council), Town of Lexington Human Services Dept., Town of Lexington Recreation Dept., ABCL (Association of Black Citizens of Lexington), BALex (Bangladeshi Americans of Lexington), CAAL (Chinese American Association of Lexington), CALex (Chinese Americans of Lexington), Human Rights Committee, IAL (Indian Americans of Lexington), JPLex (Japan Support Group of Lexington), KOLex (Koreans of Lexington), LexFun (Lexington’s 5-and-under Network), Lexington Community Coalition, LexPride, LexSEPTA (Lexington Special Education PTA), PPC (PTO Presidents Council), LHS Forums Committee.

Please contact Julie Fenn, Assistant Coordinator of PE, Health and Wellness with any questions.  jfenn@lexingtonma.org

Florence Price at Cary Library – Saturday March 12, 2022 at 2 pm

Moderator/Host – Regie Gibson

Performer/Speaker – Dr. Samantha Ege

Register at https://carylibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/florence-price-black-renaissance-woman/

Join Cary Library and the Association of Black Citizens of Lexington for a virtual program that introduces audiences to Florence Price, the first African American woman to have her music performed by a major symphony orchestra – in 1933. Dr. Samantha Ege will elaborate on Florence Price’s style of music and provide vivid commentaries, while incorporating her own performance videos.

Dr Samantha Ege is a leading interpreter and scholar of the African American composer Florence B. Price. Dr Ege’s performances and publications shed an important light on composers from underrepresented backgrounds. She has been contracted as co-author alongside Douglas Shadle of Price (Master Musicians Series, Oxford University Press) and co-editor alongside A. Kori Hill of The Cambridge Companion to Florence B. Price (Cambridge University Press).

Dr Ege is the Lord Crewe Junior Research Fellow in Music at Lincoln College, University of Oxford. She holds a PhD in Musicology from the University of York and a BA with honors in Music from the University of Bristol. She spent her second undergraduate year at McGill University as an exchange student. She taught music internationally for almost a decade after graduating from Bristol. She joined Lincoln College in 2020.

Regie Gibson will be the host of this program.  He is a poet, educator, and literary performer. Recently, as a member of Convergence Ensemble, Regie Gibson narrated an evening dedicated to art songs composed by Black composers of which Florence Price was centrally featured. He lives in Lexington.