Southern Region Represents at World Policy Council Meeting
Brother Joshua Quinn Tucker, a second year law student at the University of Mississippi School of Law, represented the Southern Region for the Youth Initiative at the World Policy Council (WPC) Meeting chaired by Brother Horace Dawson, on November 14, 2018, at the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center on the campus of Howard University. General President Ward commenced the Youth Initiative to allow college or graduate school brothers to attend regular WPC meetings. The purpose of the Initiative is to allow a young brother to meet WPC members and participate in the proceedings, thereby gaining an understanding – firsthand – of how a major element within the Fraternity works. “The hope is that this entire experience in the A Phi A “think tank” will provide enlightenment and inspiration,” says Brother Dawson.
Brother Tucker participated in a wide range of discussions from the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Pan-African Congress to the recent midterm elections. Brother Tucker, a Nu Upsilon Fall 2016 initiate, presented domestic terrorism as a future topic for one of its future publications. This topic stems from Brother Dr. Martin Luther King’s view of the “world house” as he described in his book titled “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community.” Brother Tucker, who is active in the Pi Sigma Lambda Chapter (Oxford, MS), says of the WPC Meeting, “I truly am appreciative of being chosen to attend because I was able to see another side of this great Fraternity. I was privileged to watch leaders of this country discuss topics of the day, and even more privileged, to participate in the discussion. The academic excellence of this Fraternity was made evident in this room of learned men.”