Sorority to use service programs and coalition agenda to fight systemic racism
(PRUnderground) June 12th, 2020
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. ® International President Glenda Glover says George Floyd’s cry out to his late mother before taking his last breath was a symbolic plea to all women for help. Dr. Glover called on leaders from twelve historic and celebrated African-American organizations to unite and condemn the senseless and unjustified death of Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many other Black men, women and children by police and vigilantes.
“When George Floyd called out for his mother, he was calling out to all the mothers and women around the world for justice,” says Glover. “We are answering that call as a sisterhood united for reform for the Black community.”
Answering the call to form the coalition was the National Council of Negro Women; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; The Links, Incorporated; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.; National Coalition of 100 Black Women; Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated; Black Women’s Roundtable; Black Women’s Agenda, Inc.; The Girl Friends, Incorporated; Jack and Jill of America, Inc.; Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.; and the National CARES Mentoring Movement. The four sororities and the nine other women’s groups represent more than five (5) million collective voices to exert their collective power in addressing police brutality and systematic racism.
In a recent press conference, the coalition unveiled its #United4Reform Agenda: Police Reform, Sweeping federal legislation regarding police reform mandating a zero-tolerance approach in prosecuting police officers who kill unarmed, non-violent, and non-resisting individuals during an arrest; Voter Engagement/Voter Mobilization/Voter Education, Double local voter mobilization and participation efforts in the Black community to vote, and elect the candidates who will most effectively advocate for our communities; Voter Legislation, Demand the Senate debate and vote of H.R.1 (For the People Act) that has passed the House of Representatives and would restore the Voting Rights Act and limit voter suppression; Census 2020 Participation, Complete the 2020 Census and encourage our families and communities to do the same; Engagement with Elected Officials, Contact local, state, and federal elected officials regarding any legislation that is harmful to African Americans and that does not provide equal protection under the law; Participate with the Poor People’s Campaign, Attend the virtual march on June, 20, 2020 at 10 a.m.; COVID-19 Relief, Advocate the passing of additional legislation that protects essential workers and healthcare professionals. COVID-19 has magnified the racial, ethnic and health disparities in the US; Domestic Violence Protection, Offer real protections for children and adults contending with family violence, therapeutic services for abuses as well as precaution; Mental Health Support, Implement community-based mental-health support services; Mentoring and the Protection of Our Children, Enhance and implement service programs that provide social, emotional and academic support to help children realize their worth to unleash their potential; and Facilitate Courageous Conversations about Race and Racism, Engage in facilitated courageous conversations about race and racism in our communities.
About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African-American college-educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of nearly 300,000 members in more than 1000graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Liberia, Bahamas, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Germany, South Korea, South Africa, and in the Middle East. Led by International President Glenda Glover PhD., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is often hailed as “America’s premier Greek-letter organization for African American women.” For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its programs, log onto www.aka1908.com.Press Contact
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