During another historical event for our chapter, 14 members from our Kappa family marched (actual only 7, the other 7 rode in cars) in the Parade (Michael Kinloch, Jeff Holland, Allen Mason, Phil Anderson, Rod Kilgore, Joe Little, Richard Poole, Tim Lipkin, Mel Roper, Perrin Emanuel, Darryl Campbell, Eron Clifford, Calvin Bradbury and Tyler Kinloch. There were four (4) cars in the Parade with our chapter logo. The Brothers had a great time marching in the parade and passing out candy to the on lookers.
Special thanks to Brothers Norm Howard, Darryl Campbell, Roger Doster, and Hollis Jordan for making our First Annual African-American Men’s Health Summit such a huge success. The event was held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the University of Michigan in partnership with the University of Michigan Health System Program for Multicultural Health and Grace Fellowship Church.
The event was designed to: 1. Raise awareness of health issues facing men; 2. Provide information on disease prevention, early detection and treatment options; 3. report outcomes of health needs survey; 4. Establish a plan for future community health education workshops; and, 5. Identify and recruit community health advocates.
During the April 13, 2013 chapter meeting, representatives from Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Ann Arbor School Board attended to present information to the Kappa Brothers.
Jenifer Spitler representing Big Brother Big Sister reviewed the need for African American mentors for the youth in Washtenaw County. They will structure a program for us to support and provide service as a group versus individually.
Susan Baskett representing the Ann Arbor School Board expressed continued support for the injustice that involved African American students at Huron High School.
One’s health is extremely important and the Kappas are doing their part to promote men’s health. Our first Men’s Health Summit will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8:30 am to 12 Noon. The event will be held at Grace Fellowship Church House of Solutions, 1301 South Harris Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198. The event is free to the public. It is sponsored by the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and University of Michigan Health System Program for Multicultural Health.