Sorority to Celebrate Founding While Serving City of Baltimore
Chicago, Illinois – November 29, 2012 - Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority from all over the world will journey to Baltimore, Maryland from January 11-13, 2013 to celebrate the organization's 105th anniversary. The Sorority, which boasts 265,000 members in 969 chapters worldwide, is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women.
Led by International President Attorney Carolyn House Stewart, members will salute the nine visionary women who founded the organization on January 15, 1908 on the campus of Howard University. Dressed in their signature pink-and-green colors, members will also pay tribute to Alpha Kappa Alpha's illustrious history.
Because of the historic significance of the celebration, the three days of celebration will be inspired by the theme: “Reflections and Remembrance of Timeless Service.”
Baltimore was selected for this celebration because of its historical significance to African-American history. It is the birthplace of the first African-American Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, whose storied legal career is a model of courage and conviction. Since its founding, Alpha Kappa Alpha has been a tireless civil rights advocate and has supported the causes that Justice Marshall championed. For that reason, he is hailed as a “hero.”
The City also has a particular importance to the Sorority as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha and will be playing a prominent role during the three-day celebration.
To underscore Alpha Kappa Alpha's commitment to the community, and in recognition of the city's needs, members will engage in a series of service projects. Hailed as “community outreach initiatives,”
The Sorority will also host a health panel and a forum on human trafficking as part of its resolve to grapple with issues that affect those it serves. The panel and the forum will be held at the Baltimore Hilton in Downtown Baltimore.
“Alpha Kappa Alpha is honored and humbled to come to Baltimore for our Founders' Day celebration,”
About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority:
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women. It is comprised of over 265,000 members in 969 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U. S. Virgin Islands, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Germany, South Korea and on the continent of Africa. Its membership includes distinguished women who boast excellent academic records, proven leadership skills, and are involved in the global community through advocacy and service. Alpha Kappa Alpha has dedicated itself to improving the quality of life for citizens worldwide and promoting peace. The organization is led by its 28th International President Carolyn House Stewart of Tampa, Florida whose administration's programmatic theme is “Global Leadership Through Timeless Service.”
For more information about Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. log on to www.aka1908.com.
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