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Phiotas sponsors Project UJIMA Greek Leadership Conference

Wednesday, March 30, 2011   (0 Comments)
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PHI IOTA ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.
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Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


Phiotas sponsors Project UJIMA Greek Leadership Conference


Los Angeles, California - March 2010

On Saturday, March 26, 2011, The Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. participated in a one of a kind event on the campus of the University of Southern California (USC). Project UJIMA Greek Leadership Conference was an event hosted by the Phi chapter of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. where our very own Alpha Epsilon chapter served as a gold level co-sponsor. Project UJIMA Greek Leadership Conference was open to members of the Southern Californian Greek Community and provided a forum to discuss issues facing our diverse community, in hopes of bridging the gaps created by a lack of cross-cultural awareness and spatial distances. Ujima is a Swahili term which translates to "collective work and responsibility”. It is part of a communitarian philosophy that both organizations felt best described what was being promoted through the UJIMA Project.

Greek lettered organizations from various councils and campuses, as well as USC campus organizations participated in this collective conference. Workshops facilitated the discussion of issues facing LGBT and the Greek community, Stereotypes, Double Standards, and Glass Ceilings, and Defining and Developing Leadership. The USC Latina/o Student Assembly demonstrated their support for this event by providing lunch for all conference attendees. Immediately following the conference, Phi Iota Alpha and Omega Phi Beta made the drive to downtown Los Angeles’ Midnight Mission to distribute the personal lunches still available from the event. 

The conclusion of this eventful day was the Scratch the Surface II fundraiser party in Santa Monica, Ca. Proceeds raised through the party will benefit the Japan relief efforts through the American Red Cross as well as support the efforts of our national philanthropy’s UNICEF  TAP project.  

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Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, a NALFO organization member, is a Latina-oriented sorority founded on March 15, 1989, at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Seventeen women of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds came together to defy the injustices suffered by women, particularly women of color, in the academic, professional and political arenas. The purpose of OPBSI is to serve and educate people of diverse backgrounds through sisterhood, leadership, and guidance. As positive role models, we promote unity of all cultures, focus on the empowerment of our gender and raise the standards of excellence in our academic, social, and personal endeavors.

Since 1931, Phi Iota Alpha has set precedents for Latino Greek leadership in the global community. For over 78 years, Phi Iota Alpha has cultivated and inspired Latino men nationwide to become leaders of their communities across Latin America and the United States. Open to all men, this distinguished brotherhood includes many professionals and former presidents of Latin American countries. Today Phi Iota Alpha, the Oldest Latino Fraternity in existence, continues to lead as the preeminent Latino fraternal organization with chapters throughout the United States.

Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. -The Oldest Latino Fraternity in Existence


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