Association of African American Students (AAAS)
Shows students of color that they are not on the outside looking in and can make a difference in what goes on around them. AAAS strives to learn and teach the St. Ignatius community about the richness of African-American culture, past, and present.
Moderator: Chris Delaney
Black History Month at SI
AAAS and the SI community will be celebrating a crucial part of our American Heritage … Black History.
Through the month of February, there will be many events that we encourage and welcome all of SI to participate in!
All of February: African-American Posters & Contest
Throughout the school there will be posters of 12 prominent African Americans—the first person to name all 12 to Ms. FitzClarke will receive $50!
African-American Morning Prayers & “Did You Know…”
Listen up for facts about African Americans and insightful prayers.
Feb. 1st & 2nd—Latino Summit: Black and Brown Unity
Students from across the nation will come to OUR campus to celebrate the unity between the Latino and African American Communities
Feb. 9th—Lowell High School Step Show
Come see various performers of the African American College Tradition of Stepping, Doors open 1pm, starts at 2pm
Come to Bannan Theater during your resource to hear interesting and exciting words from faculty and alumni from SI.
Feb. 11th, 1st Period Bannan—Faculty Speaker: Steven Bluford '84 & Nnekay FitzClarke
Feb. 11th, 4th Period Bannan—Faculty Speaker: Abram Jackson & Kareem Guilbeaux '01
Feb. 12th, 5th Period Bannan—Faculty Speaker: Chris Delaney
Feb. 25th, 1st Period Bannan—Alumni Speaker: Ray Manion '89 & Leah Pimentel '00
Feb. 25th, 4th Period Bannan—Alumni Speaker: Michael Bowie '75 & Jerome Williams '75
Feb. 28th—Speaker: Tim Wise, an anti-racism speaker and writer who has spoken to more than 600 colleges. 7 pm Orradre Chapel (time & location may change)
Challenging Colorblindness and Post-Racial Politics
Please join us for a special evening with author and activist Tim Wise as he discusses, "Challenging Colorblindness and Post-Racial Politics."
Mr. Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist educators and writers in the U.S. He is the author of six books, including his latest, Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority (City Lights Books); he is a regular contributor to discussions about race on CNN, and he has been featured on ABC’s 20/20.
Admission is free, but as we are anticipating a capacity crowd, RSVP below.