Photo courtesy of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Omicron Chi Omega Chapter
Youth from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., are about to be in the spotlight.
Student talent will be presented at a Virtual Salute to the Harlem Renaissance & the Black Arts Movement.
The Omicron Chi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is presenting the program on its YouTube channel from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on February 26.
Flyer courtesy of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Omicron Chi Omega Chapter
Eleven students are presenting their talents, which range from singing and dancing to poetry, according to Omicron Chi Omega Chapter President Christina Roberson.
“A lot of these students – this is their … passion project,” Roberson said. “Outside of everything else that they’ve had to endure over the pandemic, they’ve maintained this passion for the performing arts.”
Community members are encouraged to attend.
“It’s highlighting that … next generation of talent,” Roberson said. “So we really want to put the students in the forefront in giving them the exposure to the larger community.”
Committee Chair Brenda Johnson came up with the idea for the event, which the sorority started running four years ago. It was originally held at the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Woodbridge campus, but has moved to online, due to COVID-19.
The Virtual Salute to the Harlem Renaissance & the Black Arts Movement is just one of the upcoming events. A webinar that focuses on health-related topics will be held between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on March 13.
Updates about events can be found on the Omicron Chi Omega chapter’s Facebook page or website.
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