Mission of the Afro-Caribbean Club
Purpose: To assist students in preserving their African or Caribbean heritage, while educating the Lawrence community about the differences and similarities in the African and West Indian cultures present on campus.
Membership will be open to all students who are interested in learning, upholding, and uplifting Caribbean and African culture through dialogue, artistic expression, and sharing cultural values. Membership will not be denied to any person on religious, ethnic, or political grounds. As a member, a student has voting rights and becomes eligible for the executive board after an academic year.
General Responsibilities of Members
General meetings will be held weekly and will include a brief rap session, and discussion of current events in each member’s country as well as discussion of ideas for programs. The meeting will be a medium for the general body to voice their concerns, ideas, and recent changes at Lawrence or in their country that impacts them (in)directly. Meetings will begin with an ice- breaker, in the form of a game or story from one of the countries represented in the ACC.
Board meeting will be held biweekly. All executive board members must attend these meeting. Meeting times will be arranged in accordance with everyone’s schedule during the first two weeks of the term. Changes to the meeting time are not permitted unless there are extreme cases (severe illness or hospitalization). In the case that there is an event in three weeks, then the board will meet weekly. The board meeting will include a debriefing from each officer. Minutes will be taken and sent only to board members