The African American
Network (AAN) hosts its 3rd Annual Family Gathering
On July 12, 2012, the African American Network (AAN) hosted its 3rd Annual Family Gathering at Genesee Valley Park. The event was free for all members of the University of Rochester Community, their immediate family members as well as other local community affinity groups. There were more than 130 individuals in attendance; including members of the Monroe Community College Affinity group. In addition to the incredible food; there were raffles, games and face painting (for the children), with DJ Andre Morrison providing music that spanned several decades of soul, R&B, hip-hop and pop. This year, the African American Network added another venue for members of the University Community who worked evening and night shifts. On July 20, 2012 a free breakfast was held in the Le Chase Assembly Conference Room for staff to enjoy and participate in camaraderie and networking.
Black History Month 2012 Panel
In recognition and celebration of Black History Month, throughout the month of February, the African American Network at the University of Rochester would like to invite you to join us for a series of four panel discussions aimed at celebrating diversity and breathing new life and restoration into the University Community.
Panel I: Wednesday, February 8, 2012
“The History of Black History Month & Should We Continue To Celebrate It?”
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
“Financial Empowerment-Tips for Reducing Debt, Budgeting, Saving, and Breaking the Chains of Living Paycheck to Paycheck.”
III: Wednesday, February 22, 2012
“ Wearing the Mask at Work & The Effects It Has On Your Life”
IIII: Thursday, February 23, 2012
“ Issues Faced by Minorities in the Workplace & Does Diversity Mean Anything Anymore?”
Our 2nd Annual "Back to School" Book Bag and Supply Drive runs from Friday, August, 19th- Friday 26th throughout the University of Rochester and its affiliates. The mission of this drive is to rally the University community together to reach out and support local area students who are in the need of assistance with getting prepared for school. Our objective is ask the University community to donate book bags and school supplies so that we are able to provide 250 students in need with those items and words of encouragement for the upcoming school year (August 22, 2011) Press Release
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Executive Board Meeting
When: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 1:30 PM-3:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Where: Cancer Center Library Rm 2-0853
Dates for Men’s Health Week June 13-19, 2011
Men’s Health Is A Family Issue Men’s Health Week is celebrated each year as the week leading up to and including Father’s Day. To quote Congressman Bill Richardson (Congressional Record, H3905-H3906, May 24, 1994):“Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue.Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, men’s health is truly a family issue.”
Goal of Men’s Health Week The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This week gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with hundreds of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe. For a partial list of activities, For more information and health facts visit:http://www.menshealthmonth.org/
July 17, 2011 The African American Network @ the University of Rochester is pleased to welcome two new members to our Executive Board: Gianni Harris and Denise Harris (no relation). We are delighted to add these community-minded individuals to the Board and want to thank them for their willingness to serve. (July 17, 2011) Press Release
Friday, July 15, 2011 Church of Love Faith Center (COLFC) is excited to announce that we will be having our first annual “Roc City Youth March.” This parade will allow the youth of Rochester to celebrate themselves and the wonderful community in which we live. The parade will also allow the community to see our youth in a positive light, representing unity instead of violence. The parade will take place Friday, July 15 and will begin at 5:00pm. The route will start at St. Monica’s located at 841 Genesee Street and will end in our (COLFC) parking lot. At the conclusion of the parade there will be a gospel concert, games, praise dancing, food and much more!
The African American Network @ the University of Rochester would like to congratulate Stanley Byrd, who oversees our Affinity Group and is the HR Manager for the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Inclusion at the University of Rochester for recently receiving his PhD. It is a great achievement and we are extremely proud of him for all his hard work, dedication and perseverance. We know that this is a special time for him and we wish him a bright and successful future. We also want to thank him for all the support, time and energy he has provided the Network over the past years. It is with his continuing support, commitment to excellence and leadership that we are able to successfully succeed in our mission to enhance diversity efforts at the University of Rochester and its Affiliates. Press Release
AAN 2nd Annual Family Picnic a Huge Success! The African American Network @ the University of Rochester would like to extend a warm thank you to the University community for coming out and supporting our 2nd Annual Family Picnic held on Thursday, July 14th, 2011 at Genesee Valley Park. University faculty, staff, students, volunteers and their families were treated to an afternoon of free food, music, fun and socializing. It was an event to remember that took place on a beautiful sunny afternoon and with your support; the event was a tremendous success! Press Release
The African American Network @ the University of Rochester would like to invite All University of Rochester and affiliates faculty, staff, students, volunteers and their immediate family members to our 2nd Annual Family Picnic on Thursday, July 14, 2011 from 4pm to 9pm at Genesee Valley Park! This event is Free and open to All University of Rochester and its affiliates faculty, staff, students and volunteers. (June 30, 2011) Press Release
Join the African American Network @ the University of Rochester for Fun Family Bowling Night
The African American Network @ the University of Rochester would like to invite all University of Rochester and its affiliates faculty, staff, students, volunteers and their friends and families to roll on over to AMF Terrace Gardens Lanes on Sunday, October 10th, 2010 from 3:45pm –6pm to have a ball on us and join us for our 1st Annual Family Fun Bowling Night!
The goal of this event is to provide another avenue for coworkers, friends and families to come together to promote and spend quality time together, strengthen family and working relationships, and to maintain friendships while meeting new people from different backgrounds. The AAN believes that family and work relationships can be strengthened by simple efforts such as interacting with your co-workers or designating a family night to spend quality time with one another.
AMF Terrace Gardens Lanes is located off Mt. Read Blvd at 1151 Ridgeway Ave, Rochester, NY 14615. The cost of this event is $5.00 for the First 50 Participants who pre-register and $11.50 per person for all others including children. Included in the cost are 2 Hours of Unlimited Bowling, Shoe Rental, 2 Slices of Pizza, Refillable Drinks, Ultimate Bowling Experience and Children Games/Activities.
Preregistration is strongly recommended and is available by contacting the African-American Network at 585-276-3259 ext 2 or by email at email@example.com. Preregistration will also be available at the House of Six Nations Cafeteria located inside the URMC on October 1st, 4th, 5th and 6th from 11am-1pm.
So lace up those blowing shoes, spare us the excuses and come help us strike down some pins while supporting the African American Network and enjoying an evening of fun with your coworkers, friends and family! For more information about the African-American Network, please contact us or visit us on Facebook. *Please note that ONLY the First 50 Prepaid Participants will receive the discounted rate. *Only three discounted tickets per person allowed. Space is limited, so get your reservations in early. Discounted tickets will not be available for purchase at the door. Thank you for your support!!
African American Network 1st Annual Family Picnic (posted July 12, 2010)
Annual Black History Month recognition and celebratory event hosted by African-American Network (AAN).
Over 300 University staff, faculty and students attended the annual Black History Month recognition and celebratory event hosted by African-American Network (AAN). The event held February 10, 2010 in the School of Medicine and Dentistry, Flaum Atrium was sponsored by Office of Human Resources, Multicultural Affairs and Inclusion (MCAI). Read more...