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2020 AAAG Food Tasting     2020 MLK Speech Presentation

2020 Bouchet Series Speaker - Prof. Kimani Toussaint
Click here to view the video of Professor Toussaint’s talk.
MLK Speech Readers

Events Calendar

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 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 ;
Tues., Feb. 11, 2020, 12PM
Thurs., Mar. 5, 2020, 11:45AM [New Date!]

[1st and 2nd halves of the movie, respectively]
Bldg. 463 Biology Bldg. - John Dunn Seminar Room Film Showing:“Hidden Figures” Film Showing:
“Hidden Figures”

Hidden Figures Movie

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 at 12PM and Thurs., Mar. 5th at 11:45AM in the Bldg. 463 Biology Seminar Room (first and second half of the movie, respectively). This event is not open to the public.

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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
Berkner Hall
Rm. A & B
“MLK Speech”
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, or Joy Haskins, x7898,

All proceeds benefit the AAAG scholarship fund.
Fri., Feb. 28, 2020,
11:30 AM
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

Professor Toussaint discusses his experiences in science and academia and how culture has influenced his perspectives and career.

Light refreshments will be served.

Click here to view the video of Professor Toussaint’s talk.
Mon., July 20, 2020,
1:00 PM
Blue Jeans Event 2020 AAAG STEM Scholarship Award Ceremony 2020 AAAG STEM Scholarship Award Ceremony
Click here to view the program.
Click here to attend.


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