AKA sorority goes green and helps low-income women

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is going green and also helping low-income women .

More than 4,000 members of the sorority are expected to  meet in Atlanta April 22 through April 25 for the 57th South Atlantic Regional Conference  at  the Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotel. As part of the conference, members will hold a "Going Green" workshop at Maynard H. Jackson High School,  801 Glenwood Ave.,  to teach students how to practice environmentally -friendly behaviors.

The sorority will also donate gently-used business suits to workforce development agencies in the metro area.

Roslyn M. Brock, board chairwoman of the NAACP, will be the keynote speaker at the public meeting, which will be from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the hotel.

Many of the sessions are closed, but  some events are open to the public including the  "Go Green" workshop at 10 a.m. Thursday at Maynard H. Jackson High School; and an ecumenical service at 9  a.m. Sunday at the Marriott Marquis Hotel.  The Rev. Herman "Skip" Mason Jr.,  national  president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity is the guest speaker.

The sorority was founded in 1908 by black college women.