Delta Sigma Theta sorority chapter celebrates 35 Years
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will celebrate the 35th anniversary of its chartering on March 15 from noon to 2 p.m. at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The Rev. William Barber II, state conference president of the North Carolina NAACP, will deliver the program’s theme, “Standing Today to Build a Better Tomorrow” which highlights the sorority’s emphasis on social action and social advocacy.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., an international public service organization with more than 300,000 college-educated women, was founded Jan. 13, 1913, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C., and is the single largest predominately African-American women’s organization in the country.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter, chartered on March 19, 1979, serves Orange and Chatham counties and continues the legacy of public service under the sorority’s five-point programmatic thrusts: economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement.
Admission to the luncheon program is $50 and tickets can be obtained from Sybil Henderson (919 419-1025) or Mary Phillips (919-967-4977). The deadline date for tickets is Feb. 15, and proceeds from the luncheon will be donated to the North Carolina NAACP.