Theta Mu Lambda Partners With Women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
On April 16, 2016, Theta Mu Lambda had the opportunity to assist the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Joliet Area South Suburban Alumnae Chapter (JASSAC) as they presented a very successful 2016 Youth empowerment conference. Over 150 youth were in attendance. This year’s workshops were as follows; School to prison pipeline, What’s the Tea: The spill on HBCUs and Greek life, What’s going on: Education law, Social media the pros and Cons, Respect and Respond: how to communicate with people, And lastly, Make it home : Police interaction.
Our very own Brother Duane Gordon (Gang investigator, Chicago Police Department) provided a phenomenal workshop on police interaction along with Chief Mack Sanders of the Markham Police Department. Bro Gordon and Sanders went beyond the usual talking points of being respectful and keeping your hands in plain sight to responsible behavior in order to make it home. The officers provided the participants with a humanistic view of law enforcement officers and created an atmosphere of mutual respect.
Immediate past Midwestern Regional Vice President Bro. Elgie Sims was also in attendance and fielded questions from parents about the happenings in Springfield and issues surrounding our communities.
A special mention goes to Brothers: Edward Howard, Byron Stanley, Christopher Madison, and Kyle McElroy for providing their invaluable support to help make this event a success. We are looking forward to participating and partnering in the future with the women of Delta Sigma Theta inc. JASSAC.
A special mention goes to Brothers, Edward Howard, Byron Stanley, Christopher Madison, and Kyle McElroy for providing their invaluable support to help make this event a success. We are looking forward to participating in future events with the women of JASSAC.