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  • 10 Jun 2013 9:46 PM | Anonymous member
    On Thursday, June 20, 2013, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will partner with several other statewide women's groups (Planned Parenthood, American Association of University Women of NJ, League of Women Voters of NJ, NJ Citizen Action and Women's Political Caucus of NJ, to name a few) to advocate for issues important to women throughout the state of NJ. Issues Sorors will address with state legislators include: equal pay for equal work, women's health care, earned sick days, pay equity transparency, minimum wage increase and putting a stop to human trafficking.

    Sorors may register for the activity at http://njakastatehouseday2013.eventbrite.com/

    FOR MORE INFORMATION: CONTACT Soror Raissa L. Walker—rwalker636@aol.com
    Click the flyers below to download and share a copy!

  • 07 Feb 2013 10:50 AM | Anonymous member

    Iota Gamma Omega, Upsilon Tau Omega, and Psi Epsilon Omega and Eta (Bowie State University) Chapters collaborated on our MLK Day of Service over the course of 2 days, starting January 20th, with an MLK Sunday Supper at Benjamin Tasker Middle School in Bowie, MD.

    Over 280 attendees joined us in lunch and several workshops focused on health, economic development, and other topics.

    On Monday, January 21st they sorted and packed clothing and food donations at the Ivy Youth and Family Center in Suitland, MD.

    The Sorority’s efforts were featured on DCMilitary.com’s website at the following link:

     http://www.dcmilitary.com/article/20130125/NEWS09/130129906/prince-george-x2019-s-county-sororities-honor-mlk-day-of-service

     

  • 24 Jan 2013 4:21 PM | Anonymous member

    To download this flyer and registration form as a PDF file, click here.

  • 24 Jan 2013 3:28 PM | Anonymous member

    Soror DeBorah Grant from Upsilon Epsilon Omega chapter was recently featured in an article on BET.com highlighting first-time attendees at the Presidential Inauguration. For details, please click the link below:

    http://www.bet.com/news/national/2013/01/21/obama-inspires-first-time-inauguration-attendee.html

     

  • 12 Jan 2013 6:02 PM | Anonymous member

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  • 22 Nov 2012 10:55 AM | Anonymous member

    By Priscilla Chatman, Xi Omega’s EYL Co chair

    On Saturday, November 17th Xi Omega Chapter’s Emerging Young Leaders (EYL) went on an African American history tour of Washington, DC. EYL co chairs, Sorors Priscilla Chatman, Vivian Smith and Nancy Chavannes-Battle arranged for their 28 amazing EYLs to go on this educational, fun filled tour under the EYL Education and Civic Leadership Akademies.

    The tour started at Cedar Hill, the Fredrick Douglass Home or more appropriately, the mansion which is now managed by the National Park Service. Many of the EYL girls had heard of Fredrick Douglass, but were pleasantly surprised to see that even as a former slave, he lived in a grand elegant home, having amassed a fortune within his lifetime. The girls were very engaged and asked the Park Rangers many questions.

    The EYLs then boarded a chartered bus and traveled to the Bethune Cookman statue in Washington, DC’s Lincoln Park. The EYLs walked around the stature reading Bethune's Last Will and Testament inscribed there as Soror Vivian Smith shared Cookman’s accomplishments and how Dorothy Height was responsible for the statue.

    The EYL girls were amazed when Soror Vivian Smith shared that Ms. Height had President Lincoln's statue turned around so that his back would not be to Ms. Bethune Cookman. The girls were so proud to learn an African American woman had that kind of power and that she honored a historic African American woman. The next stop was the National Council of Negro Women’s offices on the majestic Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Washington. This is the only building on Pennsylvania Avenue owned by African American women. Each newly elected president of the United States must march pass this building during the inaugural parade.

    After visiting many other sites, the tour ended at the Martin Luther King Jr. Stone of Hope. Wearing our pink EYL polo shirts, the 28 girls and the sorors attracted much attention from the assembled crowds. Someone even asked what type of AKA event was this. That gave us the opportunity to share with him the purpose of the EYL program. The day ended by celebrating Martin Luther King’s mission and that of the AKA, “Service to all mankind.” The EYLs donated 50 non perishable food items for Thanksgiving baskets. This educational, inspirational day was made possible by the participation of hard working sorors: Lori Pemberton, Deborah Allen-Golden, Dana Foney, Sharain Brown Le-Marie Thompson, Yvette Mabrey, Eloise Foster and Frances Bush.

     

     

  • 01 Nov 2012 6:44 PM | Anonymous member

    Registration for the Cluster III Leadership Conference has been extended to November 13, 2012.

    Click here for complete details, including the conference packet.

    To register online, click here to access the online conference registration site.

  • 25 Oct 2012 8:18 PM | Anonymous member

    The Connection Committees of Washington, DC-area chapters Xi Omega and Xi Zeta Omega, Rho Mu Omega made headlines for the joint candidate and issues forum they hosted together this past Sunday. 

    The three chapters hosted more than a dozen DC candidates for various offices. Attendees were also treated to an informed panel discussion of five experts on issues related to local concerns and our International Initiatives.

    More than 115 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha and the general public attended.

    To see the media coverage of the DC Council Candidates Forum, click here.

  • 28 Sep 2012 9:17 AM | Anonymous member

    Registration for the Cluster II Leadership Conference is now open until October 19, 2012.

    Click here for complete details, including the conference packet.

    To register online, click here to access the online conference registration site.

    You may also complete a paper registration form with a chapter check, certified check or money order, which must be postmarked by Friday, Ocotber 19, 2012.  There is an additional processing fee of $10.00 for each paper registration.  PERSONAL CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  NOTE: THERE IS NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION.


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