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Record #: R2020-84   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 1/15/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 1/15/2020
Title: Congratulations extended to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated on 112th anniversary of Founders' Day
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E. , Hairston, Leslie A., Harris, Michelle A., Coleman, Stephanie D.
Attachments: 1. R2020-84.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
MAYOR

January 15, 2020










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Coleman, Hairston and Harris, a congratulatory resolution concerning Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

Your favorable consideration ofthis resolution will be appreciated.


Very truly yours.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, recognized as the first Greek letter sorority established by and for African-American women, is celebrating its 112th anniversary and Founders' Day on January 15, 2020; and

WHEREAS, Established in 1908 by a group of sixteen students at Howard University in Washington, D.C, AKA has remained true to its basic tenets: to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems facing girls and women in order to improve their social, stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of "Service to All Mankind"; and

WHEREAS, AKA serves through a membership of nearly 300,000 women in over 1,000 undergraduate and graduate chapters located across the United States and around the world; and

WHEREAS, Beta Chapter of AKA was chartered in 1913 and is the second oldest chapter in the organization, encompassing five Chicago-area schools: University of Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, and Roosevelt University; and

WHEREAS, Lorraine Richardson Green, President of Beta Chapter and graduate of the University of Chicago, was elected and served as the second National President of AKA. During her administration, the Founders' Day Celebration was initiated, the AKA coat of arms was adopted, and the first issue ofthe Ivy Leaf magazine was published; and

WHEREAS, AKA is dedicated to implementing programs of service that enhance the social, economic,...

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