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AUC Homecoming Weekend - Bigger Than Ever

10/25/2013, 10:31 a.m.
2013 Miss Maroon-and-White and her court. Photo courtesy of Morehouse College.

One of the nation’s biggest homecoming weekends will be even bigger this year as Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University hold activities during the same weekend, October 25-27. 

The two schools, along with Spelman College, will come together on three homecoming events that are usually held separately – the parade, Pan-Hellenic step show and hip hop concert.  This is the first time all three schools have joined forces in this manner for homecoming.

“It’s about collaboration among all the institutions of the Atlanta University Center,” said Kevin Booker, associate dean of Student Life for Morehouse. “It will be a different looking homecoming and, from an economic standpoint, a feasible homecoming.”

 This year, the parade route has changed.  The parade will take place on 9 a.m. Saturday, October 26. It will begin on Westview Drive, SW, on the campus of Morehouse College.  Below is the complete route.

• The parade will turn right onto Joseph Lowery Blvd., SW and continues to Martin Luther King Blvd., SW

• Turn right onto MLK Jr. Blvd., SW and continue to James P. Brawley Drive, SW

• Turn right onto James P. Brawley Drive, SW and continue to Beckwith Street

• Turn left onto Beckwith Street and continue to Mildred Street

• Turn right onto Mildred Street and continue to Atlanta Student Movement Blvd., SW

• Turn right onto Atlanta Student Movement Blvd., SW and continue to Brown Street

• Turn left onto Brown Street and into the Morehouse College gates and continue down to Westview Drive, ending where it began.

AKAs Sponsor Production of Madam C. J. Walker

The Ivy Community Foundation and Kappa omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will present a production based on the life and legacy of this country’s first black female millionaire Madam C. J. Walker. The Americolor production will be Oct. 26, 7 p.m. at the Ivy Community Center, 3850 Stone Road. Proceeds will benefit the Gate City Day Nursery Association. Tickets for this black-tie event are $50. For more information call 404.349.9682.

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Clark Atlanta University Chief of Police Thomas Y. Trawick Jr. (second from left) poses with CAU’s 2013 The Call to True Beauty Advocates of the Year Oct. 18 in Clark Atlanta’s Art Galleries.

2013 The Call to True Beauty at Clark Atlanta University

Clark Atlanta University honored Atlanta’s Domestic Violence Unit Friday, October 18 for its advocacy and focus on domestic violence prevention. Reported domestic violence incidents are down 20 percent over the previous year at the time of the luncheon. Councilman Lee was on hand to proclaim Clark Atlanta a City Resource Zone for its ongoing crusade to end dating and domestic violence in the community. The university also recognizes a dating and/or domestic violence survivor at each annual awards luncheon.

Rainbow PUSH Coalition Conference

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Citizenship Education Fund will host their 14th Annual Creating Opportunity Conference in Atlanta, November 1-2 at the Hyatt Regency, located at 265 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303.  This year’s conference theme is “Fairness in the Work Place, the Marketplace and the Public Square;” and will focus on financial literacy, business growth and development, job creation, civil rights enforcement and the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).  For more information call 404-525-5663 or visit www.rainbowpushatlanta.org.