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Diverse To Host a Web Chat on Black Greek Letter Organizations

Please join us for an exciting Web chat discussion about the state of Black Greek Letter Organizations at 1 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Our panel includes:

Dr. Ricky L. Jones, associate professor and chair of the department of Pan-African Studies at the University of Louisville, is the author of “Black Haze: Violence, Sacrifice, and Manhood in Black Greek-Letter Fraternities.” He is a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Dr. Gregory S. Parks is editor of the new book “Our Fight Has Just Begun: The Relevance of Black Fraternities and Sororities in the 21st Century.” A life member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc., Parks received his doctorate in psychology from the University of Kentucky and is a JD candidate at Cornell University.

Dr. Deborah Whaley is an assistant professor in the department of American Studies at the University of Iowa. Her research and teaching fields include American cultural history (19th century to the present) and comparative American and ethnic studies. She has published widely on the subject of Black Greek Letter Organizations, Black cinema and popular culture, and her first book project concerns the cultural and public sphere work of a historically Black sorority.

Titilayo Akinmusuru, a proud 2007 graduate of Howard University and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., brings a student perspective to the discussion. The Golden Key International Honour Society member and former copyeditor for The Hilltop Newspaper, is pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy from Wayne State University.

Loann King, chairwoman of the Alpha Kappa Alpha’s International Program Committee, has served in almost every aspect of membership participation, including serving a consultant to the AKA national headquarters. The longtime educator and administrator retired in 2003 as vice president of student services and enrollment management at Kennedy-King College/City Colleges of Chicago

Marquise L. Rose is a third-year student at Johnson C. Smith University and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Rose currently serves as the national second vice president for the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc.

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