POLITICAL AWARENESS & INVOLVEMENT
POLITICAL AWARENESS AND INVOLVEMENT:
Our 22 dynamic founders participated in the Suffrage March of 1913, just two months after Delta Sigma Theta was established. This commitment to service through Social Action has remained, keeping the sorority at the forefront of social and political issues for our communities.
Delta Sigma Theta has become recognizable as a force in the movement for equal political, educational, and economic rights for all Black people. Chapters and members are engaged in a variety of social action activities focused on empowering our communities and protecting the most vulnerable amongst us.
The NAC Social Action Committee has established programs designed to build relationships with our local politicians and public officials in efforts to provide effective advocacy on behalf of our communities. Similarly, our goals include ensuring that our voices are heard by elected officials to enact changes to unfair legislative practices and to have a seat at the table to provide input for decisions that affect our neighborhoods. Empowering the community through informational sessions, workshops, movies, and more engaging and interactive activities is always a huge for this committee.
Events and activities include:
· Voter Registration Drives/ Meet the Candidate Forums
· Town hall meetings/Community Forums
· Social Action Theatre, Woke Wednesday Live
· MLK Day of Service- Molloy College
· Delta Days at the: County Executive’s Office, Police Commissioner’s Office, at the Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office,
Town Supervisor’s Office and School Board Meetings
· Social Action Symposium and more
2016: Eastern Regional Conference- Pittsburgh, PA
Collegiate Transition Taskforce Award
2017: 53rd National Convention- Las Vegas, Nevada
National Social Action Award;
National Risk Management Award;
Third Place-Heritage and Archives Certificate;
Runner up for the Regional International Awareness and Involvement Award;
Runner up for Alumnae Soror of the Year (Pamela G. Washington-Parkes); and
2 of our resolutions were adopted
Eastern Regional Conference-Hartford, CT - Exemplary Economic Development Award