On June 7, 2014, The National Panhellenic Council (NPHC) of Chicago State University
in collaboration with the NPHC of Chicago are hosting a "March Against Violence" to
raise awareness about the violence in the Chicagoland area. The March will start on
the campus of Chicago State University (9501 S. King Drive) at the Cordell Reed Student
Union's Quad. The National Panhellenic Council, also known as the "Divine 9," comprises
of the following fraternities and sororities:
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated
Chicago has gained National attention with the ongoing violence that has plagued the
city. The violence in Chicago has been displayed to the world through the tragic
murder of Derrion Albert, through the critically acclaimed documentary" The Interrupters,"
as well as through the recent CNN docuseries "Chicagoland." More recently there has
been a media frenzy with rappers referring to this city as "ChiRaq." It is no secret
that this city is in a crisis and it is time to take a stand against the violence
that is killing our youth. More specifically it is time for our Fraternities and
Sororities to unite and provide resources to our youth that gives them alternatives
to the continuous violence that happens daily in the city of Chicago.
The National Panhellenic Council has been involved in several historical marches that
concerned the welfare of its community. From the Civil Rights March to the Million
Man March in Washington, D.C., the NPHC has been in the forefront of uniting African
Americans and reestablishing morals and values in the Black community. We are continuing
the legacy by uniting together to save our city! The registration is only $10.00.
This donation will help the NPHC of Chicago create resources and alternatives for
our youth. The event will start at 7:00am promptly and is open to the public.