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Fraternities to sponsor dance for Cerebral Palsy

By ILANA HARLOW

Two fraternities will join forces tomorrow night to sponsor a party to benefit the Cerebral Palsy Foundation. The party is being co-sponsored by Pi Kappa Alpha, a member of the Interfraternity Council, and Alpha Phi Alpha, a member of the Black Inter Greek Council. The event is believed to be one of the first to be sponsored jointly by a black fraternity and a predominantly white fraternity. “We thought that if we had a joint effort we could make a positive statement about fraternities on campus,” Pi Kappa Alpha Community Service Chairman Gary Survis said Wednesday. “This is a party with a difference,” Alpha Phi Alpha president Adlai Asante said yesterday. “There will be different types of

people and the music will be done solely by radio station Power 99 brought live to the Hilton,” he said. “Power 99 music appeals to both blacks and whites. Anybody who comes should be able to enjoy themselves.” Asante, a College senior, said he feels this type of interaction is long overdue. “Ever since we started getting into the fraternity scene, whites and blacks have kept to themselves,” he , said, “The party really is a statement to campus to break down the image that blacks and whites can’t do 'a major function together.” The two groups are seeking to raise at least $2OOO to help fight cerebral palsy, but brothers in both fraternities said the inter-racial aspect of the party means more to them than the fundraising. “It really could be for any charity,” Alpha Phi Alpha sbciai chairman John Nixon said last night. “Raising money for cerebral palsy is nice, but we were looking* little past that.” “The underlying reason of tHfe party,” Nixon said, “is to show thit we think that a black and a white fraternity can work together ami hopefully it will set a precedent.”

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