Sunday, October 1, 2017

Gamma Pi Joins Forces With Community to Combat Domestic Violence

Brothers with U.S. Rep Anthony Brown
The Brothers of Gamma Pi don't have any trouble getting up early on a Saturday morning as long as it is for a good cause. That's why they were in the house and in force by 8:30 a.m. today to attend and exhibit at a countywide Domestic Violence conference called MoMENtum, Moving into the Millenium; Elevating the Male Perspective on Domestic Violence. As the crafty titles suggests, the conference was focused on educating men about domestic violence prevention through getting males to see the ripple effect and consequences of domestic violence..

About 25 Chapter members attended the morning workshop, led by Social Action Chairman Kevin Greenwood and the committee. Gamma Pi did not present as part of the program but it sponsored an exhibit display in the lobby along with other organizations. The chapter was able to highlight its community action program to attendees, including former Lt. Governor and current Congressman Anthony Brown and Prince George's County state's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks who were highlighted during the event. The Super Chapter was able to take a photo with them both.

During the Saturday program, Brothers were taking notes, meeting with other participants and speakers, collecting materials and disseminating information about Gamma Pi and Friendship Charities at the chapter's information table.

Bros Roland Jones, Kevin Greenwood and Anthony McAllister with
 U.S. Rep. Brown and County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks
This year Gamma Pi has explored new avenues to conduct social action activities throughout the community and participation in the domestic violence conference was a part of that new approach. "We're here talking to people throughout the community about how we can get involved," said Bro. Greenwood. "We have learned about a lot of opportunities."

The chapter already works with young males through its periodic visits to the Cheltenham Youth Facility in Prince George's County. It also sponsors programs in the Kentland and Seat Pleasant communities through its Que Kidz initiatives where it also has opportunities to help shape and mold the lives of young boys, including teaching them to have respect for women. Male mentoring and combating domestic violence are two major social action priorities for Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

If you would like to contact The Super Chapter about a social action partnership, please reach out to Bro. Greenwood at