On January 18, 2015 Mu Epsilon Omega chapter hosted a viewing party for the movie Selma. Nearly 60 people, including members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., family members, and friends, gathered outside under perfectly sunny skies at South Coast Plaza for lunch and tasty treats before a group viewing of the critically acclaimed film which recounts Dr. King’s tumultuous journey in the fight for voting rights in Selma, Alabama.
The viewing party was in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. King and all of the individuals who sacrificed and contributed to the Civil Rights Movement and as a fundraiser to provide programs in Orange County in support of the Sorority’s mission “Service to All Mankind.”
Selma, a historical drama, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Motion Picture of the Year and Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song – “Glory.” Common and John Legend partnered for the song which has already won a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice Award. Common also played the role of James Bevel. Ava DuVernay, member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., was also nominated for a Golden Globe for her directorial debut. Oprah Winfrey served as producer and played the role of Annie Cooper.
This event was a joint effort of both the Ways & Means and Sisterly Relations Committees respectfully.