Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, the single largest African-American women’s organization in the country, along with government officials and special invited guests will convene inWashington, D.C. for its 25th Annual Delta Days in the Nation’s Capital, Feb. 1 – 4, 2014. Under the theme, “Advocacy in Action: A Stronger Presence – A Stronger Voice,” members of the 101-year-old organization will meet with legislators and participate in panel discussions during the 4-day legislative conference, while reaffirming their uncompromising commitment to communities in the organization’s more than 900 service areas across the country and abroad.
When: February 1 – 4, 2014
Where: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 Ninth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Who: Speakers, panelists and special guests include but are not limited to:
- Dr. Paulette C. Walker, National President, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
- The Honorable Frankie Muse Freeman, Esq., 14th National President, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
- David J. Jones, executive director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Americans
- Heather Foster, associate director of Public Engagement, White House Office of Public Engagement
- Marian Wright Edelman, president, Children’s Defense Fund
- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio)
- Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio)
- Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY)
- The Honorable Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, former U.S. Representative
- Eunique Jones Gibson, Because of Them, We Can Campaign
What: 25th Annual Delta Days in the Nation’s Capital
Event Theme: Advocacy in Action: A Stronger Presence – A Stronger Voice
10th Annual Collegiate Forum (February 1, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Event Theme: Our Moment, Our Time, Our Place: Fortifying the Essence of our Voice
Why: To raise awareness of the congressional legislative process; examine the working relations of the three branches of government; visit with representatives in Congress to express views on national and international issues. Topics of discussion will include: Affordable Care Act; education; voting rights; Stand Your Ground laws; and mental health issues.