The African-American Affairs Commission (AAAC) comes together to celebrate the accomplishments of African-Americans and their contributions to the State of Connecticut. This year’s 2015 Man of the Year will be awarded to Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur.
Abdussabur said, “I am honored to have been selected by the members of the AAAC. This award is particularly special because it comes from such a prestigious group of individuals. I would like to add a special thanks to Commissioner Darryl Hugley for his support.”
The African-American Affairs Commission’s 2015 Classic Awards will take place on May 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Connecticut.
The 2015 recipients:
Man of the Year – Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur (New Haven, CT)
Woman of the Year – Tamara K. Lanier (Norwich, CT)
Youth of the Year – Drew Valentine (Immaculate High School – Danbury, CT
Youth of the Year –Amamihechukwu Nnodum (Kolbe Cathedral High School – Bridgeport)
Lifetime Achievement – Carlton L. Highsmith (New Haven, CT)
Business & Economic Development – Outreach Realty Services L.L.C. – Roberta Hoskie (New Haven, CT)
About the African-American Affairs Commission (AAAC)
The mission of the African-American Affairs Commission (AAAC) is to improve and promote the economic development, education, health and political wellbeing of the African-American community in the State of Connecticut.
The AAAC accomplishes these goals through information sharing, promoting cultural awareness, community networking, and legislation. The AAAC is a semi-autonomous agency of the State of Connecticut, established in 1997 by action of the Legislature and by approval of the Governor. The Commission derives its authority from Public Act No. 97-11, Section 24 and, for purpose of administration, the agency reports to the Legislative Management Committee of the General Assembly.
The AAAC was created as a result of recommendations from the Connecticut African-American Male Task Force (CAAMTF). CAAMTF, established in 1993 by Public Act No. 93-411, was formed due to an increasing awareness of the socio-economic disadvantages faced by African-American males in the United States. As such, recommendations were made to empower Connecticut’s African-American community by attacking impediments to social and economic development.
AAAC 2015 Classic Awards, May 15, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.
Legislative Office Building – 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT
For more information:
State Capitol 210 Capital Avenue, Room 509 Hartford, CT 06106 Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (860) 240-8555 Fax: (860) 240-8444
African-American Affairs Commission (AAAC) 2015 Man of the Year
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