Recap of Events

   Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Founder's Day - January 15, 2019

   More than 30 Sorors joined together to share food, laughs, and fond AKA memories to celebrate AKA Founders' Day.
   Sorors both active in Chi Sigma Omega and looking to join a chapter had a wonderful evening of sisterly bonding
   and fellowship!

   MLK Day of Service Drive Food Drive - January 21, 2019

   For our annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. International Day of Service, Chi Sigma Omega chapter hosted
   and moderated an interactive panel discussion with local community leaders -

     Utica Gray, PhD, MSHSA, BA (Chicago Regional Director, Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation),
     Heather Hathaway Miranda, M.A. (scholar-activist, award-winning international speaker),
     David Jackson (Joliet Black Police Officer Association President)
     Sheldon Watts (Bolingbrook Village Trustee).

   The topics of discussion included police brutality, social justice, domestic violence, and
   Dr. Martin Luther King's vision for a nonviolent future. Each panelist provided insight into how
   their work correlates with Dr. King's vision. Congressman Bill Foster was in attendance and provided
   his own personal connection with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy through the Congressman's father.
   In addition, we collected over 3k diapers and over 300 canned goods from the community and Sorors for
   donation to local food pantries!

   Pink Goes Red - February 1, 2019

   Chi Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. observed Pink Goes Red Day for Heart Health
   by hosting a heart healthy informative fitness event at the Eola Community Center in Aurora, Illinois.

   The importance of engaging in fitness activities and practicing an active lifestyle to maintain and improve
   heart health was among the key messages of the day, and members of the local community and Chi Sigma Omega
   got moving in a high energy line dancing fitness class taught by Belynda Head of Lines 'N Motion.

   Class participants also had the opportunity to learn more about heart disease, risk factors and
   prevention from Chi Sigma Omega member Tamara Smith, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, who provided written materials
   regarding heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and related topics to attendees and conducted blood
   pressure screenings.

   At the conclusion of the event, gift cards were awarded to the first and last person to register
   for the class in appreciation for the community's support!

   Last Updated: March 2019

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