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Cheryl Floyd, Allison Lee, Vanessa Andry, and also Lakein Magee attend solutions at historic St. James AME Church as part of the Omicron Lambda Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. 109th founders Day events, Sun. Jan. 15, 2017, brand-new Orleans, La. (Photo courtesy of AKA)


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Valerie Fontenot and also Hon. Terri Love are part of the Omicron Lambda Omega thing of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Members who attended the 31st yearly Martin Luther King Jr. City of brand-new Orleans Celebration, Mon. Jan. 16, brand-new Orleans, La. (Photo: Lakein Magee)


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Members of of the Omicron Lambda Omega thing of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Members who attended at the martin Luther King Jr. In march Mon. Jan. 16, 2017, new Orleans, La. (Photo: Lakein Magee)


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Omicron Lambda Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Invited its ASCEND students come the sorority"s 109th founders Day through a private screening of "Hidden Figures" in ~ the Theatres in ~ Canal Place, Sat. Jan. 14, 2017, brand-new Orleans, La. (Photo Credit: Nancy Sison)


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Michaela King, Katherine Michelle Saunders and also Rhonda Goode-Douglas at the Omicron Lambda Omega thing of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Come celebrate the sorority"s 109th co-founder Day with a personal screening that "Hidden Figures" in ~ the Theatres at Canal Place, Sat. Jan. 14, 2017, brand-new Orleans, La. (Photo Credit: Micaela Bowers)


Gianna Haney, Hon. Angelique Reed and Jazmine Boutte at the Omicron Lambda Omega thing of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. To celebrate the sorority"s 109th co-founder Day with a private screening the "Hidden Figures" in ~ the Theatres at Canal Place, Sat. Jan. 14, 2017, new Orleans, La. (Photo Credit: Micaela Bowers)




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The Omicron Lambda Omega thing of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., celebrated its 109th founders Day with a private screening that "Hidden Figures," Jan. 14 in ~ the Theatres at Canal Place. That is the real-life story of 3 Alpha Kappa Alpha women that were important in functioning at NASA come launch astronaut man Glenn into orbit. In addition to that members, the chapter invited ASCEND students; ASCEND is the sorority"s signature youth enrichment program that is designed come motivate, engage and also assist high-school students and give castle the possibility to receive academic enrichment and also life skills training.

Following the screening, members and guests to visit a luncheon in ~ Morton"s The Steakhouse where the the sorority"s history and founders were recognized, and much more than 20 members were honored for their service in the Science, Technology, Engineering and also Mathematics (STEM) field. Dr. Calvin Mackie, founder the STEM incubadoradeartistas.com, was the luncheon"s speaker and also highlighted the prominence of STEM in today"s society. Come conclude the event, distinct guest Katherine Michelle Saunders, offered remarks. She is the granddaughter of Katherine G. Johnson, the mathematician who functioned on the NASA flight depicted in "Hidden Figures."


On Sunday, AKA members attended a church company at the historical St. James AME Church, where they received an award for their service to the new Orleans community. Come conclude the weekend, members marched in the 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. City of brand-new Orleans main Celebration on Jan. 16.