By: Taylor Coleman
The African American Alliance (AAA) geared up to kick off the school year with their first meeting Tuesday, October 10 at 2:30. AAA is a social justice club that allows students to educate their peers on the African American culture.
Each meeting consists of a presentation that is based on prominent issues occurring in America’s society. The issue is presented, and the members are given a chance to discuss how they feel about the issue while at the same time brainstorm solutions if they are needed. In addition to the informational meetings, the club participates in the a community service project as well as hosting their second annual assembly which is held during black history month.
President and senior Xavier Kemp stated, “I am excited for the first meeting. I and my fellow board members have a lot of new events planned for this school year.” Amidst the normal activities, there has been talk about creating an Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) college night as well as making a trip to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
“I have been a member of the African American Alliance since freshman year. Over this time I have seen it grow with each year. Therefore, I am quite concerned with the lack of underclassmen this year,” stated club member senior Javonte Gordy. Currently, the board, and most of the members are seniors which presents a problem when graduation rolls around.
All of the board members are putting things in place to attract and motivate the underclassmen to take the club over. “We are hitting the ground running. We hope that adding these activities will not only spruce up the club, but we hope it also attracts new members,” said board member senior Kylie Garland.