AAAG Events Calendar
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|Date ||Location ||Event ||Additional Information
|Through Feb. 26, 2020
||Black History Month Quiz
||Black History Month Quiz
Black History Month Quiz
Visit the Brookhaven Lab internal home page to take the quiz from through Feb. 25th and test your knowledge of
African-American history! Complete the quiz and be entered into the drawing for a lunch courtesy of AAAG at the
Cultural Food Tasting on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Go to https://surveys.bnl.gov/n/BlackHistoryQuiz.aspx to take the quiz.
|Fri., Feb. 7, 2020,
Bluejeans Video Conference
(by invitation only)
|Bouchet Alliance Video Conference
Bouchet Alliance Video Conference with DOE National Laboratories’ Employee Resource Groups
The Bouchet Alliance is a “group established to foster networking and collaboration among Black employees throughout the DOE complex through virtual
and eventual in-person meetings.”
For more information, contact: Abram Ledbetter, 631-344-6081 ; email@example.com
|Tues., Feb. 11, 2020, 12PM
Tues., Feb. 18, 2020, 12PM
[1st and 2nd halves of the movie, respectively]
|Bldg. 463 Biology Bldg. - John Dunn Seminar Room
||Film Showing:“Hidden Figures”
In honor of Black History Month and International Day of Women & Girls in Science, the African
American Affinity Group (AAAG) and Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS) are hosting a screening of
the film “Hidden Figures” on Tuesday, February 11th and Feb. 18th at 12:00 p.m. in the Bldg. 463
Biology Seminar Room (first and second half of the movie, respectively). This event is not open to
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Based on the non-fiction book “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the
Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race” by Margot Lee Shetterly, this movie depicts the
journeys of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, three mathematicians who
worked as “human computers” at NASA during the space race. Their contributions, achieved despite
societal barriers, were critical to the successful launch of John Glenn into space.
Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual
observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important
people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United States
and Canada in February, and in October in the United Kingdom.
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on 11 February, is implemented by
UNESCO and UN-Women, in collaboration with institutions and civil society partners that aim to
promote women and girls in science.
For more information about AAAG, BWIS, and other Employee Resource Groups, please visit
Co-sponsored with BWIS.
|Thurs., Feb. 13, 2020,
11:30AM - 1PM
Rm. A & B
Reading of Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech:
“I Have a Dream”
by AAAG Members, BNL Leaders & ERG Leaders
Refreshments will be served.
|Thurs., Feb. 27, 2020
|Berkner Hall Cafeteria
||Cultural Food Tasting Fundraiser
Cultural Food Tasting Fundraiser
Please join the AAAG on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Berkner Hall Cafeteria, for the annual Cultural Food Tasting -
a celebration of culture through foods from around the world. While you’re online, take AAAG’s Black History & Culture Quiz
and enter for a chance to win a free meal at the Cultural Food Tasting.
Meals are $10.00. Tickets will be available at the BERA store in Berkner Hall.
For more information, contact: Mary Rogers, x3251, firstname.lastname@example.org or Joy Haskins, x7898, email@example.com
All proceeds benefit the AAAG scholarship fund.
|Fri., Feb. 28, 2020,
|Physics Bldg. 510
Large Seminar Room
|AAAG Bouchet Speaker Series:
“My Road to Becoming an Engineer”
AAAG Presents the 2nd Annual Bouchet Speaker Series:
“My Road to Becoming an Engineer”, Prof. Kimani Toussaint, Brown University, Providence, RI
Light refreshments will be served.
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