On Thursday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 4, the Metro-Atlanta Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. are hosting a series of events in the celebration of their 110th Founders’ Day. Under the direction of the Rho Sigma Lambda Chapter based in Stockbridge, all of the area’s undergraduate and graduate chapters are working together to provide community service, social outreach, and networking events for the general public.
The celebration commences with a Candlelight Vigil at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 on the campus of Morehouse College. Following the vigil at 7:00 p.m. at the Morehouse School of Medicine is the Public Forum, Advancing the Success of Boys and Men of Color. The forum features fraternity members James “Jay” Bailey of the Phoenix Foundation, Inc., Derrick Boazman of Let Us Make Man, Marcus LaFleur of Clayton State University, and Andrew Snorton of The LEAD Foundation, Inc. as the panelists for the event.
Programs for Friday, Dec. 2, begin at 7:30 p.m. with Metro Chapters’ service project of feeding and clothing the homeless, which supports the efforts of The Worship Center ATL under the direction of Rev. Wendal T. Dandridge. The event will take place at 164 Broad St. SW. Alpha Phi Alpha members and volunteers will distribute multivitamins, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, socks, hand and feet warm packs, emergency blankets, hats, and coats. After the service project, members and volunteers are invited to meet, greet, and network at Halo Lounge at 817 West Peachtree St. NW from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 2 event highlights include the Founders’ Day Brunch at the City Club of Buckhead/Atlanta Financial Center. The brunch takes place at 11:00 a.m. and features keynote speaker David Scott (GA-D 13th District). Tickets are $40 per person and $25 for students.
Later Saturday evening, the public is invited to join members of the fraternity for an evening outing at Suite Food Lounge for the Saturday Mixx Series. Sunday, Dec. 4 marks the conclusion of the celebration as the public is invited to join members of the fraternity at Ben Hill United Methodist Church for the 10:45am service. Worship will be led by Rev. Dr. Byron E. Thomas.