WASHINGTON — Black Greek letter organizations will be taking over D.C.! The Black Greek Festival kicks off on July 22 until the 25.

There are a number of virtual and in-person events for members of the Divine 9 and for nonmembers. 

The focus for the week of events will be several initiatives on decreasing and ending homelessness. The organizations will also come together to put an emphasis on helping small Black-owned businesses thrive in our new normal.

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"All of our events are really made and created so that we support two things: one, Black-owned businesses," said Chelsea Brown, Co-Founder, Black Greek Festival said. "We understand that the pandemic has really kind of made it very hard for Black-owned businesses to thrive and so we are supporting them by providing them with space for our vendors. Also, we've had the opportunity to again support the homeless population in D.C. which we also see as another kind of issue in our area."

The organizations will be providing supplies for the homeless population in MacPherson Park. The festival will take place at the Gateway D.C. Pavilion in Southeast D.C. on Saturday. 

"We invite Greeks and non-Greeks, we just ask that anybody who is not Greek respect the history in the context of our Divine 9 organizations," Brown added.

The final event will be a sendoff brunch that Sunday. 

"We are taking over the bullpen in the Navy Yard. We are basically bringing our indoor brunch outside. We will have some Black-owned vendors and food trucks that will be able to be supported throughout that event as well," Brown said.

To learn more about their events, click here.

Here's the weekend line-up below:

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