African-American/Black Association

Mission: Fermilab’s African American Black Association aims to inspire, educate, and empower the African American and Black community at Fermilab by creating a safe and inclusive space for the exchange of ideas and community building.

Vision: To fully leverage our unique perspectives and talents to advocate for, and provide awareness to, Fermilab to ensure equity and inclusion for all across the lab community.



For the first time, Fermilab will observe Juneteenth as a paid holiday on June 20, 2022. Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021, marking the 1865 emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. More information on the holiday and related events are available here.

African School of Fundamental Physics

The African School of Fundamental Physics and Application (ASP) is a biennial physics school aimed at improving the quality of higher education in Africa. The three-week term school is hosted every two years by a different African country and supports students from all over Africa.

Historic success of the program is largely due to international lecturers and participants who volunteer their time to give talks and teach courses. Fermilab science and technology professionals are encouraged to get involved.

More information and a sign-up form is available here.

Article: February 2022: Fermilab lends support to African School of Fundamental Physics – February 28, 2022

African School of Physics (ASP) website (external)



Executive Sponsor: Jemila Adetunji