On Thursday, Nov. 1st, the ladies of the Lambda Pi chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority hosted their 3rd annual pink tea.
The annual Pink Teas focused on the sorority initiatives of getting campus awareness in health initiative, global poverty, and social justice, among other things. The main focus for this year’s tea was W.A.R. International, Women at Risk. The organization focuses on awareness of the abduction of women and children across the world, including the United States, and being sold into trafficking.
The key speaker for this event was Teacher Service Department Secretary Kay Coger. She spoke as an ambassador for W.A.R. International, and was there to simply bring awareness to this growing epidemic of human trafficking.
According to Coger, “It’s real. It’s not just a made up Hollywood story”. She stated that she hadn't heard of W.A.R. until last year at a church function. After listening to stories, she felt this was calling and now wants to be a voice. She, along side the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, want to get the awareness out in the local communities.
At the pink and green event were several different booths bringing up different conversations of awareness, and alongside these booths were tables covered in items as simple as threat bracelets, exotic coffees from Rwanda, dresses and scarves, and pearls from Thailand. The jewelry and clothes there were made by women and children who were saved by the foundation’s efforts. 100 percent of money raised went straight to W.A.R.
For more information on Women At Risk, visit www.warinternational.org.