(Gainesville, GA.) The Rho Eta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. held their annual
Shades of Africa talent show on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2016 on the campus of Brenau
University. In the past, this event has always been a crown jewel for the chapter. The
program’s mission is a close matter to the ladies of Rho Eta and the organization.
Bringing awareness to the health and hunger concerns of people in need through engaging the
campus in a celebration of iconic African culture are the primary focuses for this event. Usually
taking place during Black History Month, this event has been known to feature students and
faculty members of all ethnic backgrounds and talents; and it is this diversity that makes the
show a hit on campus every year.
With this year being no different, the featured line up for acts encompassed eight talented
performances ranging from interpretive dance, to original song compositions and spoken word.
Former Brenau University student and Rho Eta Chapter member, Brittany Menefield, served as
the event host for the evening.
The ladies also used the proceeds collected, any donated canned goods or toiletries, as
donations to the local Georgia Mountain Food Bank. This further encouraged their organizations’
Health Promotion national target.