• African American Advisory Council 

  • Our Mission

    Help our students become more competitive in our global society by:

    • informing our parents and families of U-46 services
    • assisting our parents and families with questions and concerns

    Our council works with the School District concerning African American students and staff.

    2023-24  Meeting Schedule  

    • Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023 
    • Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023 
    • Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023
    • Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024
    • Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024 
    • Thursday, April 11, 2024 
    • Thursday, May 9, 2024 

    Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    All U-46 parents are invited to attend our events and our meetings! To attend this meeting, and receive the necessary Zoom link, please register at info.u-46.org/AAAC23-24.

    book cover This year we will continue our One Book, One Community gathering.  The text we will use is entitled "Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal", by Dr. Bettina L. Love.  You can read more about the book by clicking here

    For questions or more information, please email Rosalind Cobbs at rosalindcobbs@u-46.org in Equity & Diversity.

  • Dr. Bettina L. Love will be a guest at the Thursday, Feb. 29 meeting, which will culminate Black History Month. Dr. Love is the author of "Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal.” 

    During Dr. Love's time with us, she will tell the story of her generation, the Hip Hop generation – children of the 1980s and 1990s – who came of age when mass incarceration and educational policies put unmistakable, identical targets on the backs of Black children. Crime reform and education reform merged to label Black children as crack babies, Super Predators, and thugs and told the nation they were nothing more than an achievement gap. 

    Dr. Love’s presentation vividly explains how the last four decades of educational reform laid the foundation for each book ban, CRT ban, and the never-ending goal of reformers to extract from Black education for their own gain. Dr. Love's talk will end with a road map for repair, arguing for educational reparations with transformation for all children at its core.

    To attend the Feb. 29 meeting, which will be held virtually, please register at info.u-46.org/AAAC23-24.


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