Welcome to the

African American Council

 

Photos of prominent African AMerican leaders

Mission Statement

The African American Council (AAC) seeks to improve the quality of life for black faculty, staff, and students at the University of Iowa.  Recognizing the challenges that the campus environment poses, the AAC provides a safe space where black community members can explore their concerns.  The organization uses insights from these explorations to create programming and to lobby for policies.

Through service on committees, engagement with the broader community, and hosting responsive events, AAC members show that they are enthusiastic partners in the University of Iowa’s quest to remain a top-flight educational institution.  We invite you to join us in this worthy enterprise.

 

Upcoming Events

Discover Study Abroad

Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 12:30pm

Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend our weekly Virtual Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!   Discover Study Abroad sessions are the first step for interested students to learn more about the study abroad process and ask any questions they may have, covering topics such as study abroad locations, eligibility, deadlines, academics, and…

Discover Study Abroad

Virtual Discussions

Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 9:00am to 10:00am

We will be hosting various virtual discussion opportunities. Each week will focus on a different topic and provide various medium options to engage. Available options include engaging with one of our listening, reading, or viewing groups. The topics include: ability, class/socioeconomic status, gender/gender expression, race, and sexuality/sexual orientation. Participants will need to review the specific podcast episode, article, or video clip prior to attending. All podcasts, articles, and…

Virtual Discussions

Chat from the Old Cap: Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. (04PhD)

Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Join Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. (04PhD), who is recognized as one of the nation's top speakers and educators. He is the founder/program director for the White Privilege Conference and The Privilege Institute. Moore is co-founder of the online journal Understanding and Dismantling Privilege, and the co-editor of Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice: 15 Stories, The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys, The Diversity Consultant Cookbook: Preparing for the Challenge, and…

Chat from the Old Cap: Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. (04PhD)

Virtual Discussions

Thursday, July 2, 2020, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

We will be hosting various virtual discussion opportunities. Each week will focus on a different topic and provide various medium options to engage. Available options include engaging with one of our listening, reading, or viewing groups. The topics include: ability, class/socioeconomic status, gender/gender expression, race, and sexuality/sexual orientation. Participants will need to review the specific podcast episode, article, or video clip prior to attending. All podcasts, articles, and…

Virtual Discussions

Virtual Discussions

Thursday, July 2, 2020, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

We will be hosting various virtual discussion opportunities. Each week will focus on a different topic and provide various medium options to engage. Available options include engaging with one of our listening, reading, or viewing groups. The topics include: ability, class/socioeconomic status, gender/gender expression, race, and sexuality/sexual orientation. Participants will need to review the specific podcast episode, article, or video clip prior to attending. All podcasts, articles, and…

Virtual Discussions