Are you an African American Yale employee that has an unusual or interesting job that you would like to be interviewed about? If so, please join Ms. Furahi Achebe and her students in an episode of The Fitting Room.
YAAA Career Connections
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8th Annual Men’s Health Day - Volunteers Needed!
YAAA will celebrate Men’s Health Month by partnering with local medical volunteers to provide blood pressure screenings and health information to men and women from the New Haven community at participating local barbershops and salons on Father’s Day weekend.
In April the YAAA hosted Prepare Now For Your Child’s Future with Dr. Steve Perry. The speaker series event focused on the importance of providing viable learning opportunities for all children. Dr. Perry’s message also centered around hope, personal expectations, mobilizing communities, generational change, and inclusivity for diverse communities; with a special focus on African American and Latino children.
On April 27th, President Peter Salovey announced the names of Yale’s new residential colleges. The northern-most college, located closest to Science Park, will be named after Pauline (Pauli) Murray, a life-long civil rights activist and Yale Alumna. This decision marks a major turning point in the academy’s history and reflects the cultural diversity of the present-day Yale campus.