6th Annual Cali HBCU & Greek Reunion (2018)
Over this past weekend, Loma Alta Park in Altadena, CA served host to the 6th Annual Cali HBCU & Greek Reunion. The park was full of tents representing different HBCU’s and Divine 9 Greek organizations; food and dessert trucks, apparel boutiques, a DJ, good music, and great vibes! Nicole Ford, an alumna of Bethune-Cookman University and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the organizer of the event where it has grown tremendously since 2012.
Tuskegee, Morehouse, Clark-Atlanta, Spelman, Grambling State, Florida A&M, Bethune-Cookman, and many more HBCU’s were represented. Towards the back half of the event, each Greek organization got a chance to exhibition in a “stroll off.” It felt good to be around our people having a genuine good time with each other. No hate. No judgement. Just love. From the friendly school rivalries, to the game of musical chairs, to the epic signature “Swag Surf” to close out the evening, this was truly the best reunion to date.
The overall outcome of this event was great! Considering our nation’s current and blatant racial divide, it gave us a sense of power in culture and togetherness. It truly showed that when we all get together for one cause, the atmosphere can’t help but to shift in our favor.