(originally posted on Tri-State Defender)
With a global point of view in mind, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. members have converged on Memphis for the 81st South Eastern Regional Conference.
The four-day conference – March 14-17 – is projected to attract 3,000-plus sorority members from the 105-year-old international sorority’s South Eastern Region – Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi (known as the “ATM.”)
Additional guests are expected to pour into the “Bluff City” from various points – nationally and internationally. The conference theme is “Global Leadership Through Timeless Service: Let the Good Times Roll Through Timeless Service.”
All public events will be held at the Memphis Marriott Downtown and the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
Planned activities during the four-day conference include:
The ATM “Investing in Our Future” Girls’ Youth Summit; March 14, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. The summit is free and open to fifth through 12th-grade girls. Sessions will include: “Tips on Protecting Yourself,” “Fighting Teenage Obesity,” “Loving My Black Hair,” and “Why Girls Fight.”
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