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Press Release: Annual Operation Uplift Dr. King Luncheon To Be Held in April This Year

Operation Uplift, Inc. and The West Town Museum announce that the Dr. Martin Luther King Luncheon willb e held in the Spring on April 5, 2014. The venerable gathering has long been held in January to commemorate the month in which Dr. King was born and during which the nation celebrates his life. However, the April 5, date is not without significance. On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, TN.

The April Luncheon will be held at the Diplomat West Banquet Hall in Elmhurst, IL.

The theme for the day: “Embracing The Legacy of His Dream.

The Key Note Speaker will be the Rev. Michael Wright, a recipient of the Hometown Dream Weaver award.

Any Market Place vendors are invited to call 708-516-0628 or email ou104@aol.com

Tickets will be available on February 5, 2014. VFP

Tau Gamma Omega Chapter of AKA Sorority to Hold HIV/AIDS and STD Awareness Forum, November 9th

This press release and notification was brought to you by the Tau Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated:

(Chicago) – The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Tau Gamma Omega chapter, will host “HIV /AIDS and STD AWARENESS FORUM,” Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 9 a.m. to noon at Loretto Hospital, 645 South Central Avenue. This event is open to the public.

In 2010, the fourth largest number of all new HIV infections among all people in the United States occurred among black/African American women with heterosexual contact (5,300 infections). Of the total number of new HIV infections among women in the United States in 2010, 64% occurred in blacks/African Americans, 18% were in whites, and 15% were in Hispanics/Latinas.

“HIV/AIDS is a worldwide issue with a significant impact on African-American women, especially in the Austin Community. This program is an extension of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s national health initiative which is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles,” said Kimberly R. Morton, Tau Gamma Omega chapter president.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Aids Awareness Event

We will conduct a survey questionnaire to assess knowledge of attendees about myths and facts of HIV/AIDS. Those who wish to be tested will be included in a gift card raffle. Free condoms for male and females will be available. Panelists include: William Anderson of Hartland Association; Alexian Brothers Health System, Mama Brenda Matthews from Tap Roots will perform a spoken word.

The discussion will provide Austin community women residents education and resources about HIV/AIDS & STD awareness, prevention, testing and counseling onsite. We will also discuss nutrition associated with living a healthy lifestyle and changing behavior to reduce risk. Our partner Loretto hospital will also conduct general health screenings.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is an international service organization. It is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women. Tau Gamma Omega chapter provides services to communities located on the west side of Chicago and the near west suburbs of Cook County. VFP

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