26th Anniversary Clarence L. Barney, Jr. African American Cultural Center (AACC) Jazz Brunch
In honor of our annual Black History Month Celebration, we would like to take the time to recognize those individuals who truly embody passion, dedication, and commitment to service at our annual Jazz Brunch. This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the contributions of faculty & staff, volunteers, community members, supporters, donors, and others who work to advance the lives of other African Americans. The LSU Black History Month Committee is proud to announce its annual Clarence L. Barney, Jr. African American Cultural Center (AACC) Jazz Brunch! The brunch is a premier event in a series of programs designed to celebrate Black History Month during the month of February here at LSU and this year's Jazz Brunch coincides with the 26th Anniversary of the Clarence L. Barney, Jr. AACC.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Stadium Club South
LSU Tiger Stadium
Tickets: $50 Student Tickets: $20 Tables: $500
Purchase Tickets or Become a Sponsor
Imani Sponsors - $1,000
Imani means “Faith” in Swahili
Recognition on the Clarence L. Barney, Jr. AACC website. Half-page recognition in the event program. One reserved table for 10 at the event.
Nia Sponsors - $1,500
Nia means “Purpose” in Swahili
Recognition in press release and on the Clarence L. Barney, Jr. AACC website. Half-page recognition in the event program. One reserved table for 10 at the event.
Kuumba Sponsors - $2,000
Kuumba means “Creativity” in Swahili
Recognition in press release and the Clarence L. Barney, Jr. AACC website. Full-page recognition in the event program. One reserved table for 10 and recognition at the event.
Umoja Silver Sponsors - $2,500
Umoja means “Unity” in Swahili
Recognition in press release and on the Clarence L. Barney, Jr. African American Cultural Center's website. Full-page recognition in the event program. One reserved table for 10. Recognition on the Clarence L. Barney, Jr. African American Cultural Center Distinction in Diversity Plaque and at the event.
Clarence L. Barney, Jr. AACC Champion - Gifts in Kind
Recognition on the Clarence L. Barney, Jr. African American Cultural Center's website. Recognition in the event program.
Reserved Table of 10- $500
Award Categories and Nomination Information
AACC Legacy Award
The AACC Legacy Award is awarded to a faculty or staff member who earnestly gives back to the African American community and upholds the beliefs and mission of the AACC. This individual continues to impact the lives of those around them.
- Employed at least one year at LSU
- Exemplifies a strong commitment to African American students at LSU
Umoja Undergraduate Student Award
The African American Cultural Center thrives because of the common threads that tie us together, a definition that fully embodies the meaning of Umoja. One who exhibits the principle of Umoja encourages others to strive for unity among the African American student, faculty, and staff populations and/or the entire Baton Rouge community.
- At least 3.0 GPA
- High involvement in on campus organizations that serve African American students.
- In good standing with the university
Kuumba Graduate Student Award
Kuumba, translated as “creativity,” is a marker of the talented and the progressive. The recipient of the Kuumba Award is an individual that uses their creativity to impact the lives of others and leaves an inimitable impression on their community.
At least 3.0 GPA
High involvement in on campus organizations that African American students or has research that is centered around this population.
In good standing with the university
Nia Student Athlete Award
Translated from Swahili to mean “purpose,” the Nia Award is bestowed upon an individual who is dedicated to the development of others, works collectively to build community, and upholds the sacredness of tradition. One who embodies the principle of Nia encourages others to get in touch with their inner being and pushes them to their fullest life potential.
- At least 3.0
- Participates in community service that improves the Baton Rouge community for African Americans.
- In good standing with the university
Imani Community Organization Award
The Imani Community Award is given to a community organization that continually offers themselves for service, not only at LSU but also in the neighboring community. A volunteer is selfless, gives back, and sacrifices their time for the greater good of the community
- Must be a community organization, non-profit, or business that serves African Americans within the Baton Rouge Community
Please contact Dr. Kenya Messer for more information firstname.lastname@example.org .