Justin Martin
President of SAAAS


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Lailah Williams
Social Chair

Society of African and African American Studies

The Society for African and African American Studies (SAAAS) is a student organization for students of all backgrounds to join in conversations of identity, inequality, and intersectionality specifically related to Africans, African Americans, and Africans throughout the diaspora. Its purpose is to attract interested students to the AAAS Department, promote meaningful dialogue, and host impactful programs. SAAAS recruits new members and co-sponsors multiple programs. SAAAS aspires to grow further by developing a consistent membership, hosting more frequent dialogues and programs, connecting students with resources within the AAAS Department, and continuing its long term goal of becoming a significant presence on LSU’s campus. Major where you matter!

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Event Recap for Spring 2022:

  • Two Can Play That Game Night (February​)Black Women's History Trivia (March)​
  • Poetry Night (March)
  • Performing Arts Night (April)
  • African Independence Days Celebration (April)
  • Earth Day Service Project (April)
  • Spring 2022 Book Club

Event Recap from Fall 2021:

  • Vodou: Fact or Fiction
  • SAAAS Study Night
  • What is SAAAS/AAAS
  • Fall 2021 Book Club


Angel Puder
SAAAS Secretary


Lyric Buxton
Public Relations Chair