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File #: 170488    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 5/11/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 5/11/2017
Title: Recognizing and honoring the members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated's Quaker City Alumnae Chapter's Social Action Committee on the occasion of the fourteenth year of Delta Days at City Council.
Sponsors: Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Jones, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Squilla
Attachments: 1. Signature17048800.pdf
Title
Recognizing and honoring the members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated's Quaker City Alumnae Chapter's Social Action Committee on the occasion of the fourteenth year of Delta Days at City Council.

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WHEREAS, The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, founded in 1913 by twenty-two diligent collegiate women on the campus of Howard University, has blossomed into the largest African American women's organization in the United States; and

WHEREAS, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, boasts twenty statewide chapters in Pennsylvania from Philadelphia to York and Allegheny Counties; and

WHEREAS, The Quaker City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, was charted in Philadelphia, PA on October 17, 1976, by twenty-seven African American women to proudly execute the organization's Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement. Over the past forty years, the Chapter has strategically expanded its membership to more than 150 local women working to build a more connected and informed community; and

WHEREAS, Members of the Quaker City Alumnae Social Action Committee have dynamically continued in their foremothers' footsteps to promote social and political activism by addressing voting rights, supporting voter education, and hosting numerous voter registration drives and voter phone banks, as well as advocating for adequate education funding, quality afterschool programs, and access to early childhood education for all children; and

WHEREAS, These didactic women have assumed the charge of ensuring that communities receive well-rounded support through various events and programs including their much anticipated annual Health Fair, renowned Delta Academy and Delta Gems programs, annual College Expo, and the infamous Dessert Hour; and

WHEREAS, The women of Delta...

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