The mission of the African American Faculty and Staff Association is to develop a supportive network for UNF employees of African descent, provide services that meet their needs, and promote cultural, educational, fundraising and civic activities in alignment with the academic mission of the University. Find information about AAFSA, UNF, campus and community events related to our mission and links to other UNF events below.
UNF will help mark this year’s Black History Month by presenting an
award-winning film about the bloodiest campaign of the entire Civil Rights
Movement that catapulted Florida’s First Coast to the World stage, and
transformed America. The African-American/African Diaspora Studies and the Commission on Diversity and Inclusion are hosting a screening of the award-winning
hour-long Passage at St. Augustine – A 1964 Black Lives Matter Movement That
Transformed America, Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the Andrew A.
Robinson Theater. The screening will be followed by a conversation and Q&A
session with Boston-based filmmaker and former Jacksonville TV reporter and
anchor Clennon L. King. If you plan to attend, register here.
Courageous Conversations is a collaborative
speaker series that examines current issues in our nation that directly impact
our community. This event will examine relationship violence. The One Love
Foundation will show a 40-minute film called, Escalation, on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. UNF and
community facilitators will lead small group dialogues immediately following
the film. This emotionally powerful film aims at raising awareness about the
warning signs of abusive relationships. Refreshments will be provided
by the Taylor
Leadership Institute. Click here to register.
AAFSA's Social Action and Welfare Committee invite you to attend the upcoming Eat, Meet & Greet Social for fun, games and prizes on Friday, March 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Bahama Breeze in the St. Johns Town Center. If you plan to attend, kindly RSVP here.
All AAFSA members, friends, colleagues and students are invited to take a bus tour of the historical African American sites around Jacksonville. If you plan to attend, reserve your spot today!
Black History Moment Presentations
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