“The Male Perspective” with guest┃ Tau ┃ Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
FEATURED SERIES: The Men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chartered in 1917
On today’s installment of “The Male Perspective,” Tau Chapter is represented by its current president, Bro. Miles Moore and current secretary, Bro. Salifu Habib.
The Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc, was chartered March 23rd, 1917 on the campus of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by eleven collegiate men.
With a long and prominent history spanning over one hundred years, the current chapter brothers continue to carry on the legacy of leadership and service on campus as well as in the surrounding community. They have organized finance and cryptocurrency seminars for fellow students, held barbershop round table discussions, and volunteered at youth mentoring programs, high schools and community shelters.
For more information on Tau:
“Alpha Phi Alpha™, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American Men, was founded on December 4, 1906™ at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of brotherhood among African descendants in this country.
The fraternity initially served as a study and support group for minority students who faced racial prejudice, both educationally and socially, at Cornell. The Jewel founders and early leaders of the fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha’s principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity.” (apa1906.net)
“The Male Perspective” is hosted by Lana Reid, the founder of Conversations in Color, a nonprofit 501(c)3 grassroots organization dedicated to providing uplifting and community building spaces of dialogue for Black voices.
Conversations in Color’s Current Initiatives:
- THE MALE PERSPECTIVE: The purpose of “The Male Perspective” is to dispel stereotypes and increase awareness of the experiences of Black men through open discussions, thought-provoking interviews, and sharing personal experiences that serve as a platform to highlight the diversity and depth of the Black male experience.
- SISTAS REBUILDING SISTERHOOD: “Sistas Rebuilding Sisterhood,” is an intergenerational group of Black women who come together for relaxed and non-judgmental gatherings to exchange ideas, experiences and collaborate in a collective effort to improve the quality of sisterhood interactions in our day to day lives.
- KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR : “Know Your Neighbor” community engagement will aim to foster connectivity and a sense of community in local neighborhoods through our video contest. The program seeks to encourage interaction among neighbors in their immediate area and create a sense of community that can lead to thriving, connected and safer areas.