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April 29, 2016

Our Mission



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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Upcoming Events
April 30, 2016
Jay Hoggard Harlem Hieroglyphs Ensemble
Music and African Studies Adjunt Professor
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May 4, 2016
Westchester-Fairfield Go Red
For Women Health and Wellness Exhibition
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  MY CITY MY AUTISM CAMPAIGN  

Autism Awareness month kicks off on April 2, 2016 with World Autism Awareness Day - millions around the world have pledged to wear blue in support of the autism cause. But before April approaches, what better way to start spreading awareness than joining the American Autism Association in our #MyCityMyAutism campaign?
 
Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the world. Millions of people are impacted by autism. In an effort to help spread autism awareness and acceptance in every corner of the world, the American Autism Association is calling for supporters to take part in the #MyCityMyAutism campaign. For more information on how you can show your support (Click here).


East Hartford Students
Raising Money to Buy Autistic Students iPads

  

   

East Hartford High School students (from left) Jeffrey Carryl, 17 Colby Drake, 17 and Taylor Houghtaling, 17 pose for a selfie on Thursday morning at East Hartford High School. The students are raising money to buy iPods for autistic students.

The class decided to raise money to purchase 17 new iPads, with cases and chargers, for autistic students in the special education program. They had learned that iPads help nonverbal autistic students develop language and life skills, but when they asked special education teachers how many iPads were in use in the school, they found that the 19 autistic students in East Hartford High School's special education program had to share two devices. (Continue story)..


    AAAC CLASSIC AWARDS - MAY 13, 2016

 

The State of CT African-American Affairs Commission will host its Annual Classic Awards Gala on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.  We come together to honor men, women and youth who have made significant contributions to the state of Connecticut. We hope that you will join us. 

 2016 HONOREES

Man of the Year
Dr. James Thompson, Jr.
Superintendent, Bloomfield Public Schools

Woman of the Year
Jahana Hayes
Teacher of the Year, Kennedy High School - Waterbury

Youth of the Year
James Clary
Henry Abbott Technical School - Danbury

Youth of the Year
Zakeya Herring
James Hillhouse High School - New Haven

Lifetime Achievement
Scot X. Esdaile
President, CT NAACP State Conference

Business & Economic Development
Howard K. Hill
Howard K. Hill Funeral Services


The African-American Affairs Commission has been presenting awards to Men and Women of the Year, Business and Economic Development Awards, Lifetime Achievement Awards and scholarships to Youth of the Year for 16 years.

Lifetime Achievement:
The notable successes that someone achieves during their life.

AAAC LIFETIME ACHIEVERS


 DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE
June 18, 2016
6:00 - 9:00
224 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT

An elegant evening of music, pictures, dinner & dancing for daughters of all ages and their fathers (grandfathers, uncles or other significant male figures).  Flyer...


The State of Connecticut African-American Affairs Commission (AAAC) is pleased to submit its 2015 Annual Report. The mission of the Commission is to improve and promote the economic development, education, health and political well-being of the African-American community in the State of Connecticut through advocacy, information sharing, cultural awareness, community networking and influencing legislation.   

   


  

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State Capitol 210 Capitol Avenue, Room 509 Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 240-8555 Fax: (860) 240-8444