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Open Mic Night Video - June 8, 2016:
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Dr. Rick Kittles     Open Mic Night 2016

2016 Cultural Food Tasting     Filmscreening Byron Hurt 2016     Dr. Sekazi Mtingwa

2016 Events Calendar


Date Location Event Additional Information
Wed., June 8, 2016
5PM
Tap Room, BNL Center, Bldg. 30 Open Mic Night Open Mic Night comes to Brookhaven Laboratory!

WHEN: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016, 5:00PM. (Doors open at4:30.)
WHERE: Tap Room, BNL Center, BLDG. 30

Come support your fellow colleagues.
Acts must be PG-13 and 4 minutes or less.
Cash bar, light refreshments will be served.
ALL TALENT WELCOME

TICKETS: $10 - On sale in the BERA office
HOSTED BY: The BERA African American Affinity Group (AAAG)
          with support from the BERA Music Club
CONTACT: Joy Epps to sign up or for more info: jepps@bnl.gov or x4512
Click here for more information.
Quiz closes COB - Wed., Feb. 24, 2016   Black History Month Trivia Quiz Each trivia participant will be entered into a chance to win a ticket to the 4th Annual Cultural Tasting on Feb. 25, 2016 (dessert sold separately).

The Quiz closes at the close of business on Wed., Feb. 24, 2016.

Go to https://surveys.bnl.gov/n/BlackHistoryQuiz.aspx to take the quiz.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
Noon
Physics Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510 Presentation by Dr. Rick Kittles Dr. Rick Kittles Presents:

“The Role of Diverse Populations in Precision Medicine”

Rick Kittles received a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from George Washington University in 1998. Dr. Kittles is well known for his research on prostate cancer and health disparities among African Americans. He has also been at the forefront of the development of ancestry-informative genetic markers, and the use of genetic ancestry to map genes for common traits and disease.

Click here for more information.

Admission is free and open to the public. All visitors to the Laboratory 16 and older must bring a photo I.D. For more information call 344-2345.
Thurs., Feb. 25, 2016
Noon - 1 PM
Medical Bldg. 490, Conf. Rms. A/B Cultural Food Tasting 4th Annual Cultural Food Tasting

Join the BERA African-American Affinity Group for lunch and entertainment,
as we celebrate Black History Month with an array of homemade dishes
from around the globe.

**** Proceeds fund scholarships for local high school students ****

Donation: $10.00 for meal & beverage

Click here for more information or contact:
Joy Haskins, haskins@bnl.gov, ext. 7898

Tickets also available for sale in the BERA Store in Berkner Hall
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Noon
Berkner Hall Film Screening with Byron Hurt Film Screening with Byron Hurt

“Soul Food Junkies” - A film about Family, Food, & Tradition by Byron Hurt

The film runs 63 minutes and is followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.

Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, writer, and anti-sexist activist.

Click here for more information.

Admission is free and open to the public. All visitors to the Laboratory 16 and older must bring a photo I.D. For more information call 344-2345.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Noon
Physics Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510 Presentation by Dr. Sekazi K. Mtingwa Dr. Sekazi K. Mtingwa Presents:

“Science and Technology in Africa: What Path Forward?

Sekazi K. Mtingwa is president of the Interdisciplinary Consortium for Research and Educational Access in Science and Engineering (INCREASE), where he works closely with BNL’s Diversity Office and Office of International Services to facilitate faculty and students from Minority-Serving Institutions in accessing the user facilities at the national laboratories. He will discuss the present state of science and technology in Africa, especially in regards to their impact on African nations’ economies, environment and health.

Click here for more information.

Admission is free and open to the public. All visitors to the Laboratory 16 and older must bring a photo I.D. For more information call 344-2345.


AAAG BBQ Flyer for July 2014


Event:

The BNL African American Affinity Group Scholarship Reception

Date:

May 3, 2013

Location:

Brookhaven Center

"Throughout the year, AAAG hosted several cultural events and fundraisers to establish a scholarship program for students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. As a result of their relentless effort and dedication to this cause, four local outstanding high school students were honored during the Inaugural AAAG Scholarship Awards Reception held at the Brookhaven Center on the evening of May 3, 2013."

Click here (http://www.bnl.gov/diversity/files/pdf/DMN-08-2013.pdf) to read an article about the event in the "Diversity Management News" newsletter (Volume 7, Issue 1, Summer 2013), pages 3-4.


Event:

Art Show

Date:

Feb. 15, 2013

Location:

Berkner Hall




Date Location Event Additional Information
Thurs. Feb. 28,2013 11:30am-1pm Medical Research Center, Conference Rm. A/B
(Bldg. 490)
Cultural Food Tasting Fundraiser Join the African-American Affinity Group for a celebration of culture through foods from around the world! AAAG members are preparing their favorite homemade dishes to share with the lab community. Menu items include Stew Chicken, Rice & Peas, Guyanese-Style Chow Mein, Ribs, Mac & Cheese, Collard Greens, Pineapple Juice & Ginger, Salads, Sweet Rolls and much more!

Meals are $7.00 each and include a drink. Desserts are also available. All proceeds benefit the AAAG scholarship fund.
Thurs., Aug. 1, 2013
3:30-8:00 pm
(Rain Date: Fri. Aug. 2nd.)
Gazebo Family Fun Day and BBQ ~~~ SAVE THE DATE ~~~
For more information, contact: Janine Truitt, AAAG President, jtruitt@bnl.gov
Fri., May 3, 2013
5:00-6:30 pm
Brookhaven Center
South Room
STEM Scholarship Reception The African American Affinity Group presents their first annual STEM Scholarship Reception
to recognize the academic excellence of their ‘2013 Scholarship Recipients’

Refreshments will be served.

Please R.S.V.P. (with number of guests) to: Patrice Greenwood greenwood@bnl.gov
Feb. 1 - Feb. 27, 2014 https://intranet.bnl.gov/NoviSurvey/n/BlackHistoryQuiz.aspx Black History Month Quiz Go to the BNL page https://intranet.bnl.gov/NoviSurvey/n/BlackHistoryQuiz.aspx to take the quiz online and test your knowledge of African-American History! Score 100% and you will be entered into the drawing for a free lunch at the Cultural Food Tasting on Friday, 2/28.

(The quiz will be available from Feb. 1 - Feb. 27)
Every Tuesday in Feb. 2014 Berkner Hall Cafeteria
(Bldg. 488)
Cultural Cuisine In honor of Black History Month, stop in the Berkner Hall Cafe for lunch every Tuesday during February. The menu will feature lunch items that celebrate the rich and diverse culture of African-American history.

View the weekly CulinArt menu on the BNL homepage for detailed selections or click the link below:
BNL Cafe Menu
Tues., Feb. 4, 2014
11am-2pm
Berkner Hall
(Bldg. 488)
Black History Month Art Show This year’s art show will feature the work of some of BNL’s own artists as well as internationally acclaimed artist & poet, Ainsley Burrows. Ainsley grew up thinking that the road to fulfillment would be paved with Accounting, Finance and Economics textbooks. Luckily for him, and poetry aficionados everywhere, he got bitten by the poetry bug and it changed his mind.

For more information, contact Jasmin Scott, scottj@bnl.gov , ext. 7721.
Tues., Feb. 11, 2014
12pm
Berkner Hall, Rm. B
(Bldg. 488)
Film: "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" Pray the Devil Back to Hell is part of a groundbreaking special series Women, War & Peace, which aired in 2011 on PBS. The film, previously shown by the Brookhaven Women In Science group, chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. Pray the Devil Back features 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee, the Liberian peace activist responsible for leading the women’s peace movement. For more information, visit http://praythedevilbacktohell.com/.
Total Runtime 54 minutes
Fri., Feb. 28, 2014
12pm - 1pm
(while supplies last)
Building 490
Small Conf. Rm.
2nd Annual Cultural Food Tasting Fundraiser Join the African-American Affinity Group for a celebration of culture through foods from around the world! AAAG members are preparing their favorite homemade dishes to share with the lab community. Choose from Stew Chicken, Curry Goat, Rice & Peas, Guyanese-Style Chow Mein, BBQ Chicken, Ham, Green Beans, Mac & Cheese, Potato Salad, and much more!

Meals are $8.00 each and include a drink.
Desserts are also available.

All menu items are first come, first served.

All proceeds benefit the AAAG scholarship fund.

For more information, contact Joy Haskins, haskinsj@bnl.gov, ext. 7898.
Tues. April 22, 2014
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Recreation Center AAAG Scholarship Reception 2nd Annual AAAG STEM Scholarship Reception.
Five local high school students who plan to pursue STEM careers in college will be honored.
Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact: Patrice Greenwood, greenwood@bnl.gov

RSVP to Patrice Greenwood at greenwood@bnl.gov by Monday, April 14, to let us know if you will be able to join us

 

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