The African-American Advancement Group (AAAG)

The African-American Advancement Group (AAAG) exists to provide a forum where employees and guests can promote awareness of the Black, African, African-American and Caribbean cultures, share professional insights, acquire information and provide leadership on their careers and work environment within BNL. We aspire to increase the presence and leadership ability of our community by building strong strategic alliances with laboratory management and facilitating the hiring, retention, education, mentorship and career advancement of African-American talent at all levels, thereby assisting the Lab to achieve its diversity goals.

Click here to view the AAAG Constitution & Bylaws

The next African-American Advancement Group meeting is scheduled as follows:*
[Meetings are now held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 12:15pm in Bldg. 400, RSB 1 unless otherwise noted below:]
Date: Location:
Thurs., June 25, 2020, 12:15PM MS Teams:

AAAG Meet & Greet Membership Drive Luncheon – Sept. 22, 2017
AAAG Meet & Greet Membership Drive Luncheon – Sept. 22, 2017
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Highlights of 2019 Events*:
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  Black History Month Quiz
Go to to take the quiz.
Fri., Feb. 7, 2020 @ 1PM Bouchet Alliance Video Conference
Tues., Feb. 11, 2020 @ 12PM
Thurs., Mar. 5, 2020 @ 11:45AM [New Date!]
“Hidden Figures” film showing, co-sponsored with BWIS, Tues., 2/11/20 (1st half) @ 12 PM and Thurs., Mar. 5, 2020 (2nd half) @ 11:45AM, Bldg. 463 Biology Bldg. - John Dunn Seminar Room
Thurs., Feb. 13, 2020 @ 11:30 AM MLK Speech Presentation, Thursday 2/13/20 @ 11:30 AM, Berkner Rooms A/B
Thurs., Feb. 27, 2020 @ 11:30 AM Cultural Food Tasting Fundraiser, Thursday 2/27/20 @ 11:30 AM, Berkner Hall Cafeteria, $10
Fri., Feb. 28, 2020 @ 12 PM Bouchet Speaker Series, “My Road to Becoming an Engineer”, Prof. Kimani Toussaint, Brown University, Providence, RI, Friday 2/28/20 @ 11:30 AM, Bldg. 510, Large Physics Seminar Room.
Mon., July 20, 2020 @ 1 PM 2020 AAAG STEM Scholarship Award Ceremony - Blue Jeans event -

*BSA Work Hosted Events:
Professional development, educational, and knowledge transfer events that are sponsored and supported by either DOE or BSA which support the science and operational mission of the organization are considered time worked. Examples of such activities include speakers and lectures, EAP lectures and seminars, Diversity lectures and seminars, “Brownbag” events on work related subjects, employee award ceremonies, “Coffee and Conversations,” “Get to Know the Lab” series, work-related training courses, Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS) or affinity group meetings, safety day, and all-employee meetings.

For more information, refer to SBMS topic “Determining Whether an Activity May Be Reported as Hours Worked”.

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