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Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, right, shakes hands with President Rick Commons.  Credit: Caitlin Chung/ Chronicle

Former Poet Laureate recites poetry at Brown Family Assembly

Lindsay Wu April 24, 2019

Former U.S. Poet Laureate, former New York State Poet and Distinguished Professor Billy Collins discussed the nature of relationships by reading selections of his writing at the annual Brown Family Assembly...

It’s about time: director Ava DuVernay promotes activism

Kaitlin Musante April 25, 2018

Award-winning director, producer and screenwriter Ava DuVernay urged students and faculty members to help overcome societal prejudices and recognize their own privilege at the all-school Brown Family Assembly...

Brown Family Speaker and LACMA Director Michael Govan speaks to students at an all-school assembly March 20. Credit: Sofia Heller/Chronicle

LACMA Director discusses managing museum at Brown Family Assembly

Jenny Li March 20, 2017

Students watched a truck carry a 350-ton California boulder, now known as “Levitated Mass,” to the Los Angeles County of Art on the screen at the annual Brown Family Assembly today as speaker and Director...

Composer Thomas Ades speaks to the school community about his experience writing his second Opera. Credit: Teresa Suh/Chronicle

Composer speaks at annual Brown Family Assembly

Liz Yount February 1, 2016

World-renowned composer, pianist and conductor Thomas Adès performed pieces from his opera, “The Tempest,” and shared his experiences with international composition today at an upper school assembly...

Composer Thomas Adès to speak at assembly Monday

Liz Yount January 27, 2016

Composer, pianist and conductor Thomas Adès will speak as the Brown Family Speaker at an upper school assembly Monday. Adès is an award-winning and internationally recognized orchestral composer who...

Mayor Eric Garcetti ’88 urges students to help city

Jesse Nadel March 23, 2015

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ’88 urged students to help the city and “be the angels of the City of Angels” as the Brown Family Speaker at an assembly March 23. “In many ways you are on the...

Garcetti to speak at assembly March 23

Sammi Handler February 17, 2015

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ’88 will be featured as this year’s Brown Family Speaker during assembly March 23. Garcetti graduated from Columbia University as a John Jay Scholar in 1992. He studied...

Dudamel to conduct at assembly

Jack Goldfisher April 24, 2013

Gustavo Dudamel, the conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will be featured as this year’s Brown Family Speaker in an all-school assembly on Thursday, May 23. The Brown Family Speaker series was...

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