Black History Month Closing Event (2/27)

The African American Cultural Center (AACC) and UConn Library invite you to the 2023 Black History Month Closing Ceremony. This year’s ceremony features a talk, “Overboard: Black Resistance and the Middle Passage,” given by Dr. Rik Stevenson, Professor of African American Studies at the University of Florida. Dr Stevenson’s research explores Black resistance in the […]

Black History Month Events 2023

Throughout the year the Center prides itself on sponsoring programming that celebrates African American heritage and history. For the entire month of February, which has been nationally designated Black History Month, the Center works especially hard to celebrate African American legacy and culture through various lectures, workshops, exhibits, and artistic symposiums. This year’s events include: […]

Black History Month Opening Ceremony: Dr. Cornel West (2/2)

The African American Cultural Center (AACC), in collaboration with USG, is presenting special guest speaker, Dr. Cornel West for the opening ceremony for Black History Month. This in-person event will take place Thursday, Feb 2, at 7:00 in McHugh Hall, room 102. This lecture is free and open to the entire UConn community.

Samara Joy Cabaret (11/18)

The H. Fred Simons African American Cultural Center (AACC) & the UConn Women’s Center are excited to cohost the Samara Joy Cabaret! Rising star Samara Joy’s velvety, smooth voice puts her own enchanting interpretation on jazz standards from the Great American Songbook. After winning the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition at the age […]

AACC Meet the Faculty: Dr. Blackman Carr of the RENEW Lab (11/11)

Come to the AACC on Friday, 11/11, from 2:00 – 3:30 to meet Dr. Blackman Carr from Department of Nutritional Resources! Dr. Blackman Carr leads the Reaching Equity in Nutrition, Exercise & Weight (R.E.N.E.W.) Lab, which develops weight control interventions to treat high weight and improve health, especially for Black women. She welcomes undergrad students […]

“We Are Not Ok”Book Talk and Wellness Workshop (10/19)

The African American Cultural Center (AACC), UConn Library, and UConn Hartford invite faculty and staff to an in-person book talk and wellness workshop. This event will focus on Antija M. Allen and Justin T. Stewart’s We’re Not OK: Black Faculty Experiences and Higher Education Strategies. This in-person event will be held on Wednesday, October 19, […]

AACC Hosts: Black Wellness Week (9/26 – 9/30)

The African American Cultural Center invites you to participate in Black Wellness Week! We are hosting a series of events this week where we aim to focus and cultivate Black Health, Black Wealth, Black Joy, and Black Love. Events include: Meditation Workshop Movement & Mindfulness Workshop Black Health Workshop Happy Hydration (Smoothie Day) Black Love Matters Forum/Discussion Show up […]

African American Cultural Center Welcome Back Dinner 2022

The H. Fred Simons African American Cultural Center invites you to the annual Welcome Back dinner! This year’s theme is “Transcending Hope to Greatness,” and will feature moments of celebration, reflection, affirmation, and action.   Come learn about the exciting programming and initiatives planned for the 2022-2023 academic year and meet the AACC’s Leadership Transition Support […]

AACC Black History Month Opening Ceremony

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion is proud to announce the African American Cultural Center Black History Month Opening Ceremony! The Black History Month Opening and Closing Ceremonies are among the Center’s signature programs. This year’s Opening Ceremony will include renowned civil right attorney, Benjamin Crump, as well as Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd. […]