Atlanta Greek Picnic Returns
For A Week Of Celebration And Service
June 6-10 Event Brings
$25 Million Economic Impact to City of Atlanta
The Atlanta Greek Picnic, Inc. (AGP) is making its annual return to the Metro area with a series of events from Wednesday, June 6 through Sunday, June 10. In its 8th year, the event has grown from a small gathering of members of African American Greek Letter Organizations at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to a celebration of unity and camaraderie with more than 20,000 participants of various races and ethnicities contributing more than an estimated $25,000,000 to the economy of Atlanta.
The week of events, applauded by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, is organized by Tiwa Aganga-Williams, a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., and focuses on social awareness and service. Besides the traditional "stepping" competitions and fraternal activities, the Atlanta Greek Picnic will hold its annual voter registration drive on June 9th at Morris Brown College and on the same day will also conduct a community service project with St. Francis Table, Feeding the Homeless Ministries. AGP also continues what has become a vital tradition: donating funds to Morris Brown College. With $30,000 already raised, organizers hope to exceed their mark made last year of $40,000, which was donated to the historical institution.
This jamboree of young and old, from all over the country, not only illuminates the rich history of Atlanta to those returning or first time visitors -- but it also impacts the lives of young people through their positive, unifying work in the community and celebrations of rich African American traditions through Black Greek Letter Organizations.