Houston Metropolitan Area Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. recently hosted AKA Day at the Movies a Salute to Hidden Figures of Space at AMC First Colony 24. The event kicked off their Founders Day Week. Almost 400 AKAs and friends from across Houston watched Hidden Figures in the Sugar Land theater. Following the movie was a panel discussion with NASA Astronaut Dr. Jeanette Epps, NASA Aerospace Engineer Macresia Alibaruho and former TSU STEM professor Dr. Polly Sparks Turner. Moderating the panel was senior reporter for the Houston Chronicle Cindy George. The panel was about uplifting African-American youth and the need to recognize the ‘hidden figures’ making a difference in the community. In attendance were Faye Bryant, Polly Turner, Diann Robinson, Gwendolyn Brinkley, Lesa Spivey, Evett Turner and many more.
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