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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and KCKCC to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.


Kelly Rogge
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
College Advancement

In honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy of peace, freedom and justice for all, and in celebration of its 106-year history, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Upsilon Rho Alpha Chapter is hosting a Sunday Supper.

The event begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 in the Jewell Building on the Kansas City Kansas Community College campus, 7250 State Ave. The Sunday Supper will feature Mayor Mark R. Holland, of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan.; Chick-fil-A owner Sam West, who will serve as the keynote speaker and other community leaders, students, residents and friends. KCKCC is an enthusiastic partner with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and its president, Dr. Doris Givens, will give greetings and serve as the panel discussion moderator. The KCKCC Choir, directed by John Stafford II, will also be performing. The event is open to the public and free to attend. The panel discussion will focus on crucial social justice and human rights issues.

AKA 2014 MLK Day of Service serves as a “day on, not a day off.” The purpose is to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers and address social problems, while moving closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”

The panel discussion participants are: Mark R. Holland; Dr. Brenda Kelly, director of developmental education at KCKCC; Rev. C. L. Bachus, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kan.; Chester Owens, community leader and Dr. Evelyn Hill, president of the Kansas City Kansas Board of Education.

Founded on January 15, 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., is the first Greek-lettered organization founded by black college women, and its uplifting, remarkable and outstanding mission is to alleviate problems concerning girls and women and to be of service to all mankind. Kelly G. Loeb is the president of Upsilon Rho Omega Chapter, and Diann West is the vice-president and program chairman.