As you know, 2018 marks 110 years since our Founding! Throughout that time Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated has faced many difficult times, and this year is no exception as we face challenges on our local, regional and national political stages. As we have done so many times previously, now is the time to tackle these issues head on as we celebrate AKA Day at the Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut on Friday, March 16th 2018 from 8:30am – 12:00 Noon. in Room 310 at the Capitol Building. The theme for this year’s day is, “Take A.C.T.I.O.N”: Mental Illness and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): How we can support and protect community services to improve quality and equality.
Chapter Connection Chairmen from the five (5) graduate chapters in Connecticut have already begun planning an informative AKA Day at the Capitol. It is our hope that Sorors will come to Hartford, CT and leave energized and invigorated with knowledge and necessary tools to take back to their local communities to advocate on behalf of men, women, children and senior citizens, regarding mental health issues. We will have an action-packed day hosting a panel discussion featuring members of the Connecticut House of Representatives, Senate, and mental health professionals/criminal justice professionals who represent the legislative districts in which the Sorors reside. We will also hear updates on the tremendous work the Connecticut Legislators have completed over the past year. Finally, Sorors will have an opportunity to meet with their local representatives and senators to discuss specific issues effecting their communities. Continental breakfast will be provided. An off-site luncheon will immediately follow at Trumbull Kitchen – 150 Trumbull Street Hartford, CT (cost of lunch is additional - registration required).
Please note registration is available online now through the North Atlantic Regional website. Black business attire with a Pink and Green scarf is requested.
As you know, this is our final call to A.C.T.I.O.N (Advocate, Communicate, Train, Influence, Organize and Network) under the current administration. It has certainly been an honor and a pleasure to serve. I look forward to seeing everyone in Hartford, CT on March 16th.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at Shannon.email@example.com
NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO PAPER REGISTRATION AND THERE IS NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION.
Soror Shannon T. Bowers
Cluster V Representative to the Connections Committee