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YAAA Social Justice Statement

YAAA Social Justice Statement

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Yale African American Affinity Group (YAAA) stands in solidarity with the call for justice in response to the recent deaths of George Floyd in Minnesota, Breonna Taylor in Kentucky and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. We reject the notions of racism and...

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Career Spotlight - Maya Martindale

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

What is your current role at Yale University?

My current role is Senior Administrative Assistant for the Shared Interests Group of the Yale Alumni Association.

What are your main responsibilities?...

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Event Recap: YAAA Book Club Discussion - The Vanishing Half: A Novel By Brit Bennett

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

On Tuesday, July 28th, several YAAA members attended a Zoom book club discussion on The Vanishing Half: A Novel by Brit Bennett. Themes that emerged during the discussion included: race, racial identity, colorism, passing, privilege,...

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