The Oak Ridge Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will hold its 26th annual program to celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday at the Y-12 New Hope Center on Scarboro Road in Oak Ridge.
The program, “The Community Speaks,” begins at 9:45 a.m. in the NHC Auditorium. UCOR General Counsel Raeburn Josey will present the keynote address entitled “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—2014.”
At UCOR, Josey provides legal and management services on behalf of URS and its affiliates. He holds degrees from Georgia State University and Georgia State College of Law, and has bar licenses in several states. UCOR is the federal government’s cleanup contractor in Oak Ridge.
Prior to joining the UCOR team, Josey was general counsel for Solutions at the Waste Pilot Plant in Washington state. He also worked as human resources manager for Nordson Corp. and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, and as a prosecutor with the Atlanta municipal court system.
Andre’ Canty, a member of the Highlander Research and Education Center’s Development and Communications team, will serve as master of ceremonies. Creative expressions will be presented by the Jefferson Middle School SECME Inc., and the Praise Dance teams from Mt. Zion and Oak Valley Baptist Churches will perform. Musical selections will be rendered by LaShemia Pruitt and Qiana Jones. “Keep the Dream Alive” scholarships will be awarded to several local students.
Co-sponsors for the program, along with the Oak Ridge Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha are B&W Y-12 LLC, Oak Valley Baptist Church, and Oak Ridge Church Women United. The public is invited to attend this commemorative program. There is no admission charge.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, founded in 1908, was the nations’ first sorority for college-educated black women, dedicated to service to mankind. Larrissa Henderson is president of the local chapter. Ruby Miller serves as chairperson for the sorority’s 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King program.