On March 9th, 2019, more than 1,000 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. members ascended on the nation’s capital in Washington DC for the 30th Annual Delta Days at the Nation’s Capital.
The “Red Army” of Southeastern Pennsylvania comprised of Chester Alumnae, Quaker City Alumnae, Philadelphia Alumnae and Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter, were in attendance as they answered the charge to push forth the Sorority’s initiatives and illuminate the city on the theme, “The Power of Our Voice…30 Years of Advocacy and Activism.“
Members attended “think tank workshops” as well as discussions with legislators about the criminalization of Black children, healthcare – a state advocacy, voter rights, environmental justice for community sustainability, sensible gun laws, human trafficking, complete and accurate count - Census 2020, support for HBCU’s, criminal justice reform, etc.
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Eastern Regional Director Rosia Blackwell Lawrence addressing the members during the Regional caucus session
Andrew Gilliam, keynote speaker for Social Action Luncheon/ former Mayor of Tallahassee, FL
Kendrick Sampson, actor/recipient of the Emerging Social Justice Advocate Award
Dr. Greg Carr, J.D., African American Studies Professor & Law Adjunct Faculty at Howard University, having dialogue with members following his workshop on Electoral Accountability/Legislative Process
Delta member Sybrina Fulton, Co-founder of Trayvon Martin Foundation, with member, Tracey Howard, President of VFAC
Alexis Herman, 23rd United States Secretary of Labor, interviewing Tom Perez, Chairman, Democratic National Committee
Chapter Presidents (L-R): Shawn Anthony - Quaker City, Monica Taylor - Philadelphia Alumnae and Tracey Howard - Valley Forge Alumnae
Members at DDNC: Debra McAllister, Shawn Anthony, Tracey Howard, Saundra Gould
Valley Forge Alumnae Members at the Capitol
Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter members with Congressman Dwight Evans
Meeting with Chief of Staff, Koh Chiba for Congresswoman Madeleine Dean