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.
The chapter co-sponsored an Easter Egg Hunt with other African American Organizations from the community. This event was started by the Ann Arbor chapter in 1989 and joined forces with the other organizations in 1991. The event featured the Easter Egg Hunt, Magic Show, Lunch, Tour of the Fire Truck, the Book Mobile and presentations by each organization. There were over 400 children and youth (ages 2-11) attended the event. Brothers Carlton Fields, Darryl Campbell, and Eron Clifford coordinated this program for the chapter.
The Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster chapter presented awards to the Delta Sigma Theta Inkster Alumnae and Ann Arbor Alumnae Chapters in honor of their 100th Anniversary. They joined the century club on January 13, 2013. We, the Kappas appreciate the Deltas for their Sisterhood, scholarship donations and service to all mankind. Both chapters were extremely thankful for us taking time to acknowledge their contributions to our society. They received the awards with much humility.
Above: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Inkster Alumnae
Above: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Ann Arbor Alumnae