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African American Affinity Group

Our Mission

The African-American Affinity 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 Affinity Group meeting is scheduled as follows:
[Meetings are now held on the 2nd Thursday of each month.]
Date: Location:
Thurs., Nov. 10, 2016 - Noon Berkner Hall, Rm. D
Thurs., Dec. 8, 2016 - Noon Berkner Hall, Rm. A
Thurs., Jan. 12, 2017 - Noon Berkner Hall, Rm. A

2016 Events:
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Wed., June 8, 2016
WHEN: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016, 5:00PM. (Doors open at 4:30.)
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.

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: or x4512
Quiz closes COB - Wed., Feb. 24, 2016 Black History Month Trivia Quiz Take the Quiz and get a chance to win a ticket to the 4th Annual Cultural Food Tasting on Feb. 25, 2016.

Go to to take the quiz.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
Presentation Dr. Rick Kittles Presents: “The Role of Diverse Populations in Precision Medicine”

Location: Physics Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510
due to weather

Thurs., Feb. 11, 2016
5 PM
Open Mic Night Open Mic Night with featured guests from BNL.
Drinks and light refreshments to be served.

Location: Tap Room, BNL Center, Bldg. 30
Donation: $25 Advance Ticket; $30 at the door
Thurs., Feb. 25, 2016
Noon - 1 PM
Cultural Food Tasting 4th Annual Cultural Food Tasting Fundraiser

Location: Medical Bldg. 490, Conf. Rms. A/B
Donation: $10 for meal & beverage
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Film Screening with Byron Hurt Film Screening with Byron Hurt
“Soul Food Junkies” - A film about family, food, & tradition.

Location: Berkner Hall
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Presentation Dr. Sekazi K. Mtingwa Presents: “Science and Technology in Africa: What Path Forward?

Location: Physics Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

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Last Modified: October 20, 2016
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