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Greetings from AAFSA:

Dear Colleagues,

 

Since mid-March, our lives have been impacted in ways we could never have imagined. We’ve had to make difficult decisions that would limit our social interactions and convert our homes into our work spaces. Unexpectedly, yet long overdue, we became engaged in a world-wide movement to address and end the senseless killings of black Americans and confront the legacy of institutional racism in our country. The African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA) at the University of North Florida (UNF) has been and is committed to supporting faculty and staff through its membership activities and cultural and community events especially during these uncertain and emotional times.

 

Our membership is open to all UNF faculty and staff who strive to build influential networks and create strong collaborations with the broader UNF and Jacksonville communities. AAFSA encourages you to join us in our work by serving on one of our committees: Marketing and Communications, Events and Activities, Member Affairs, and Finance. Your service to the organization is invaluable to AAFSA’s mission to develop a supportive network for 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.

 

I urge you to join AAFSA as we support our members and launch new initiatives. I promise you that AAFSA will prove to be both rewarding and productive for your University experience. I encourage you to continue exploring our website, view our Facebook page and follow our Instagram page for updates, activities, news and photos.

 

 

Please feel free to contact me at aafsa@unf.edu should you have any questions. I look forward to meeting you at our next AAFSA General Assembly.

 

Best regards,

 

Wanda Lastrapes

AAFSA President

 

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Congratulations AAFSA! AAFSA is the proud recipient of the 2015 Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Award. This award acknowledges and honors exemplary efforts of individuals and organizations of the campus community who promote, foster and demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for advancing and celebrating diversity and inclusion at UNF. In acknowledgement of this achievement, AAFSA received a cash award of $2,500, a plaque, and was recognized at the 44th Annual Fall Convocation.