The Gamma Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in collaboration with the Academy Center of the Arts will proudly celebrate Black History Month and the life of Maya Angelou on Sunday, February 18th, 2018 with the screening of the 2016 PBS documentary Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. A panel discussion will follow the film moderated by WSET reporter and multi-media journalist Valencia Jones.
This collaboration is the third of three Academy events to celebrate Black History Month. We are excited to partner with the Alpha Phi Alpha, the YWCA, and Alpha Kappa Alpha to help ensure that Academy programming is created with the community in mind. Lynchburg is a diverse city, and the Academy looks forward to sharing the history and experiences of African-Americans beyond February with more events and community conversations.
This event is free to the public. Doors open at 2:30pm. The event begins at 3:00pm. Donations will be accepted to support a domestic violence organization and the Academy’s outreach offerings.
About Alpha Kappa Alpha:
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was founded by nine students on the campus of Howard University in 1908. The sorority has flourished into a global organization of over 290,000 college-trained members, bound by the bonds of sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership that is both domestic and international in its scope. Alpha Kappa Alpha and its members are at the forefront of effective advocacy and social change that results in equality and equity for all.
Learn more at: http://aka1908.com/
Alpha Kappa Alpha Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GIOAKA41/