DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson is inviting the community to the “District 5 Greek Day & Voter Education Symposium” on Thursday, Feb. 13, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The event will be held at the Lou Walker Senior Center, 2538 Panola Road, Stonecrest.
The District 5 Greek Day and Voter Education symposium will feature presentations by the historically black Greek organizations referred to as the “Divine Nine.” The organizations include:
- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, founded 1906, Cornell UniversityAlpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, founded 1908, Howard University
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, founded 1913, Howard University
- Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, founded 1914, Howard University
- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Founded 1920, Howard University
- Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Founded 1922, Butler University
- Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Founded 1963, Morgan State University
- Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, founded 1911, Indiana University
- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, founded 1911, Howard University
The District 5 Greek Day and Voter Education symposium also will feature live demonstrations for the public on how to operate Georgia’s new voting machines, DeKalb NAACP President Teresa Hardy, DeKalb County census office representatives and the opportunity for attendees to register to vote.
“This is an opportunity for us to get more engaged and become more knowledgeable about Georgia’s new voting machines and the upcoming census,” Johnson said.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit www.commissionermeredajohnson.comor call 404-371-2159.