Omega Psi Phi Achievement Week Activities Celebrating 108 Years of Service

The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Phi Omega graduate chapter, is proud to announce their annual Achievement Week activities.  Achievement Week, observed in November of each year, is designed to seek out and give due recognition to those individuals and causes that are improving the quality of life for African Americans.  The community is invited join us as we celebrate 108 years of service by participating in the following events:

•Tuesday, November 12  at Elim Christian Fellowship, 70 Chalmers Ave.   between 6 -8  p.m.  “Dialogue Regarding Mental Health Among African American Men” called Brother, You’re on my mind.  This is a national initiative in conjunction with the National Institute of Mental Health to address suicide, the third leading cause of death African American men between the ages of 15-14, depression or mental illness.  The program will feature Dr. Alvin L. Turner, Ph.D., Dr. Leeland Jones, MD and more.

•Wednesday, November 13  at the Frank Meriwether Library,1324 Jefferson  Ave. 6:00-7:30 p.m. workshop on Domestic Violence: Effect on Children. The program will feature attorneys, prosecutors, and more. 

• Saturday, November 16    Rules of Engagement: Saving Our Young Men Summit,   Johnnie B. Wiley Center, 1100 Jefferson Ave.   1-3 p.m. (The target audience is African-American males between the ages of 10 and 22.) The summit will bring together law enforcement, defense attorneys, prosecutors, and community activists to discuss how young men should conduct themselves when confronted by the police.

•Sunday, November 17    Arise: Praise Worship Service at the Greater Works Christian Fellowship Church, 210 Southampton Street, featuring Dr. James Evans, President of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School.  Dr. Evans is the author of We Shall All Be Changed (1997), Modern Christian Thought: The Twentieth Century (2nd edition, 2006), and Playing: Christian Explorations of Daily Living (2010).

All programs are free and open to the public.  Phi Omega chapter is under the leadership of Daren R. Thomas, Basileus