The mission of the African-American Affairs Commission (AAAC) is to improve and promote the economic development, education, health and political well-being of the African-American community in the State of Connecticut.
The AAAC accomplishes these goals through information sharing, promoting cultural awareness, community networking, and legislation. [more]
January 7, 2015
February 4, 2015
March 4, 2015
AAAC Calls for Action after New York and Ferguson
The State of
Connecticut African American Affairs Commission (AAAC) is deeply
concerned with the numerous attacks that have been made against the
oppressed and exploited African-American communities, state and nationwide by
those who are entrusted to protect members of the community. We call for
an end of brutality and misuse of authority as well as the severest sanctions
against those in law enforcement that show little regard for individual civil
and human rights. We call for better race relations throughout Connecticut and
the country. (Continue …. Please See
Attached Press Release)
Eastern Connecticut State University students, faculty and staff, area residents and public officials packed the Paul E. Johnson Sr. Community Conference Room last month when Eastern hosted the monthly meeting of the State of Connecticut African-American Affairs Commission (AAAC).
President Elsa Núñez greeted the commissioners. AAAC Executive Director Glen Cassis and Sociology Professor Dennis Canterbury, who is a Commission member, presented the audience with an overview of the commission, describing its origin, statute, mission, legislative priorities, accomplishments, statistical data and issues of interest.
The audience asked questions about education, criminal justice, health, affordability of higher education, racial profiling and President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Initiative. Fred Pierre-Louis, the commission's chairman and Subira Gordon, the commission's legislative analyst, shared information on resources for students to use to gain access to higher education and ways to help pay for it.
ECSU Sociology Professor Dennis Canterbury and Derrick McBride
AAAC Commissioners Derrick McBride and
ECSU Sociology Professor Dennis Canterbury
Interview with WILI - 1400AM Radio -To listen, click here.
Derrick McBride and Dr. Dennis Canterbury
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