Ivy Community Foundation, Inc. Community Center
3850 Stone Road, SW
Atlanta, GA 30302
10:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013
Seminar, Neighborhood | Community
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Metropolitan Atlanta Chapters to host peace rally and workshop for youth on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Metropolitan Atlanta Chapters will host a peace rally and workshop for middle school-aged youth during the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend on Saturday, January 19 at the Ivy Community Center located at 3850 Stone Road S.W., Atlanta, GA from 10 AM to noon in partnership with The 40 Days of Peace project.
Attendees will benefit from speakers that raise awareness of crime and crime prevention strategies for youth, such as anti-gang and bullying. There will also be a presentation focused on interacting with law enforcement. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend as there will be an interactive Parents’ Town Hall session held concurrently. All attendees are asked to arrive no later than 9:45 AM.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. In partnership with the Service for Peace, a Corporation for National & Community Service intermediary grantee organization selected Atlanta, GA as a Signature Site to launch 40 Days of Peace. The peace rally and workshop for youth is the kickoff event for this program.
The 40 Days of Peace that starts on MLK Day is a commitment to peace through service and kindness that anyone can implement. During this period youth identify, commit to, and engage in positive acts of kindness and service that make a positive difference one act at a time. National and local partners, individuals, families, communities, schools, communities of faith, community organizations, law enforcement and many others will accumulate acts of peace and kindness towards building peaceful and harmonious communities.
Sorority members have worked tirelessly to plan this public event for an age group faced with decisions that can and will dictate the rest of the young lives. The peace rally and workshop are free of charge. Attendees (parents/youth) should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Saturday, Jan 13, 2013.
INTERVIEW REQUESTS: Members of the media are invited to our event. Please RSVP to Jennifer Turner, Atlanta 40 Days of Peace Project Signature Site Coordinator at 770.722.8452 / email@example.com.
About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the first Greek-letter organization founded by African-American women at Howard University in 1908. Led by our now 28th president, Carolyn House Stewart, Alpha Kappa Alpha is a sisterhood of national and international stature. Its members share the same high moral, ethical, scholastic, and spiritual standards; and are leaders in their community – inspiring, serving, and empowering all with whom they come in contact while addressing the social and economic ills of our society. For more information about Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., visit www.aka1908.com.
About Service for Peace
Service for Peace involves volunteers in ongoing community development programs throughout the world. Its programs are designed to further the growth and development of individuals and communities through the shared experience of voluntary service. For more information, log on to www.serviceforpeace.org.