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AKA Sorority presents African-American Women on the Move

Posted: January 20, 2014 - 6:47pm
From left to right, Shawanna Rodgers honored for global poverty, Thelma Moton honored for social justice and human rights, Christel Weaver honored for Emerging Young Leaders, Rochelle McFerguson honored for health and Jamille Rogers honored for economic security.
From left to right, Shawanna Rodgers honored for global poverty, Thelma Moton honored for social justice and human rights, Christel Weaver honored for Emerging Young Leaders, Rochelle McFerguson honored for health and Jamille Rogers honored for economic security.

The Theta Mu ­chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at the University of Central Arkansas hosted its annual AKA week Jan. 12 to Jan. 25, Jan. 15, 2014 being the sorority’s founders day.

The theme for AKA Week was based off of the hit television show “Scandal.”

African-American Women on the Move showcases minority women who have made significant contributions in the community. The program was held on Jan. 16.

The guest speaker was Brittney Johnson, KARK 4/Fox 16 news anchor and reporter. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Johnson spoke about the challenges she had in her career not only because of her gender but her race as well. Through her story she encouraged the audience to continue their strive to their goals and dreams no matter stereotypes or racial or gender boundaries. The program ended by honoring five “African American Women on the Move” who contributed to their community in the areas of health, economic security, global poverty, social justice and human rights, as well as Emerging Young Leaders, all initiatives of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

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