On the weekend of November 2, 2019, the men of Psi Alpha Alpha (PsiAA) Chapter, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. collaborated with other Mount Vernon community leaders for the “Increase the Peace – Unite the Highway Arts Festival” event at the Gum Springs Community Center. The goal for this worthwhile event was to uplift, support the community, to improve community relations, decrease violence, and bring the community together. The event was well attended by more than 100 community leaders, youth, activists, residents and artist mixed and mingled on the beautiful fall day.
The men of PsiAA provided sandwiches and chips for 125 attendees. Additionally, the Pride of Fairfax Masons provide grilled hotdogs and hamburgers. The event also consisted of everyone connecting, discussing alternatives to violence, singing, dancing, painting, and eating.
It was a tremendously wonderful and successful event and there were several comments related to the desire to continue the event next year.