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]
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AAAC CLASSIC AWARD NOMINATION FORMS
YOUTH - MAN, WOMAN, BUSINESS, LIFETIME ACHIEVER
The African-American Affairs Commission (AAAC) will host its 16th Annual Classic Awards on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., at the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut. We would be honored to have you nominate men, women and students that you feel are deserving of an award.
We come together to celebrate the accomplishments of African-Americans and their contributions to the State of Connecticut. Presentations are made to the Man and Woman of the Year, Business and Economic Development and Lifetime Achievement. Most important, Youth of the Year scholarships will be presented to high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence. Last year’s Youth of the Year each received $2,200.00. Please feel free to complete the attached nomination form and return it to our office.
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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