Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Kappa Iota Zeta Chapter, Atlanta, Georgia
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Kappa Iota Zeta Chapter Celebrates Their 20th Tea with Z
Atlanta, GA: On, Sunday, February 23, Kappa Iota Zeta hosted its 20th annual tea entitled Renaissance:
Zora Neale Hurston wrote, “There is nothing to make you like other human beings so much as doing things for them.” Kappa Iota Zeta exemplifies that motto by taking pleasure in serving the community. The chapter strives to bring awareness and enlightenment to others. Twenty years ago, Kappa Iota Zeta endeavored to reintroduce Zora and her literary works to the community while sipping tea. Today, that endeavor continues.
The Tea with Z was first held in 1994. The founder of the tea, Jacqueline Ward-Williams, wanted to sponsor an event during black history month that would honor the life of well-known African American author, anthropologist, and member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Zora Neale Hurston, as well as pay homage to the sorority itself. Thus, the idea to host a formal tea was born. Throughout its twenty year history, the tea has had seven chairpersons:
About Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc & Kappa Iota Zeta Chapter: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated is an international women’s organization that has established itself as the foremost network of socially and politically conscious activists working to empower disenfranchised communities. On January 16, 1920, five trailblazers at Howard University in Washington D.C. founded a new sisterhood predicated on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood. Kappa Iota Zeta chapter was chartered on September 15, 1980 in Atlanta, Georgia. The chapter is active in the local community and is always willing to help other people excel. The chapter’s well-known signature programs are: Hall of Fame Gala, Marynette Lovejoy Book Scholarship, Miss Blue Revue Pageant, Stork’s Nest Blitz, and Tea with Z.