Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Hosts a Global Passport to the World in Celebration of United Nations Day

Style Magazine Newswire | 10/25/2016, 3:21 p.m.
On Saturday, October 22, 2016, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated – Omicron Tau Omega and Chi Omicron Omega Chapters—in partnership ...
Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Chi Omicron Omega & Omicron Tau Omega Chapters along with Gizette L. Thomas, International Regional Director (3rd from left), Polly Sparks Turner, 20th South Central Regional Director (4th from left), Faye B. Bryant, 21st International President (4th from right) and Regina Carrington, Representative to the International Program Committee (3rd from right)

HOUSTON, TX – On Saturday, October 22, 2016, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated – Omicron Tau Omega and Chi Omicron Omega Chapters—in partnership with SW Diversity and Inclusion Committee of Houston Community College (HCC) and United Nations Association of the United States of America, hosted an International Festival, “Global Passport to the World” in celebration of United Nations (UN) Day. This multicultural event opened with a reception on Friday night and culminated with a festival the next day at the HCC West Loop Campus, 5601 West Loop South Houston, TX 77081 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Members

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Members

The “Global Passport to the World” International Festival was a day filled with food, fashion and culture! United Nations representatives, students and community guests dressed in vibrant cultural attire, making the day both festive and fun! Dr. Carolyn Davis, Director of Career Planning and Resources at HCC and Global Impact Co-Chairmen from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kari Gray-Smith and Renee Adams, collaborated on the event to educate the community about the importance of UN Day. “Diversity, acceptance and inclusion begins with understanding and mutual respect, and when we can rise above our individualistic nature, humanity and mankind become a better place,” Gray-Smith said. More information about this event may be found on Social Media: @akasorority1908, #GlobalImpact #LNDS #AKA1908

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated 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-letter organization established by African-American college-educated women with more than 283,000 members in the United States, Liberia, the Bahamas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Germany, South Korea, Bermuda, Japan, Canada, South Africa and the Middle East. The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Omicron Tau Omega Chapter was founded in Spring, Texas in 1985 to serve the north Houston community through the implementation of the regional and international programs. The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Chi Omicron Omega Chapter was founded in 2004 to serve the West Houston communities of Katy, Cypress-Fairbanks, Alief, Richmond, and Rosenberg. For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and its programs, visit www.aka1908.com.