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File #: 190337    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 4/25/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 4/25/2019
Title: Recognizing and honoring the members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated's Philadelphia Alumnae, Quaker City Alumnae, and Valley Forge Alumnae Chapters on the occasion of Delta Youth Day at Philadelphia City Council.
Sponsors: Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Green
Attachments: 1. PHILSignatureReport-19033700
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Recognizing and honoring the members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated's Philadelphia Alumnae, Quaker City Alumnae, and Valley Forge Alumnae Chapters on the occasion of Delta Youth Day at Philadelphia 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, The Sorority boasts 20 statewide chapters in Pennsylvania from Philadelphia to York and Allegheny Counties comprised of women of diverse educational and professional backgrounds who join together to proudly institute 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 through service to their local and national communities; and

WHEREAS, In 1927, eleven members of the Gamma Chapter, led by Sadie T. M. Alexander, formed the nucleus of Xi Sigma, and together stressed the importance of academic excellence and advocating for progressive and equitable social, political, and educational policies in the 20th Century. The charter members became leaders in the communities in which they lived, and in 1956, the nomenclature of all graduate chapters were changed and Xi Sigma was renamed Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter; and

WHEREAS, The determined members of the Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter humbly celebrate their 2018-2019 accomplishments which include: serving as the host chapter for the Eastern Regional stop of the Sorority's PRIDE IN OUR HERITAGE TOUR, which featured an enlightening dialogue between Sorors Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole and Nikki Giovanni; hosting the outstanding Delta GEMS Institute & the Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy programs; leading the Juanita Kidd Stout Economic Empowerment Community Conference; prioritizing mental health...

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