The Men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Support the Fight Against Violence
On November 21, 2015, the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will host a march against violence in the south side of Chicago. The march will start from 79th and Cottage Grove and end on 79th and Calumet with a rally. The march will begin at 1pm.
The men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., are calling for members of the other fraternities and sororities, community, civic and church leaders, elected officials, business owners, and community residents, to join them and help stop the senseless violence that is destroying neighborhoods, killing children, and eliminating the future of so many young people.
The goals of the march are to support the fight against violence, call for the revitalization of 79th Street, increase the efforts for improving the education landscape of the city, and to formulate an economic empowerment plan of action. “We have always been in the forefront against issues that have plague our communities and hindered the growth of people in this country and this march is no different,” said James Ramos, one of the organizers of the march and member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
The men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., are calling for a change in the streets of Chicago and are not going to stand back and do nothing. “Like I said before, we cannot sit back and stand on the sidelines and watch our young men destruct themselves. It is important that we do our part to help our communities,” said Pastor Roosevelt Watkins, one of organizers of the march and member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
The DNA of the men of Alpha Phi Alpha is embedded with the ideology of empowering communities, fight for change and lead for the betterment of others. Recently, members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., have demonstrated the very aims that they value dearly with the actions taken in Ferguson and in the University of Missouri. “We are firm believers that lives matter and we want to show the people and businesses on 79th Street that the men of Alpha Phi Alpha care,” said Danny Mason one of the organizers of the march and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.