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Delta Newsletter SPRING 2015 • 21 be held. The training will occur in spring 2015 and the Town Hall advocacy sessions will occur in the fall of 2015. The Center for Research on African American Women DREF welcomed several new members to its Sister Scholars Advisory Council, advisors to the Cen-ter for Research on African American Women (The Center), this fiscal year. New members of the Coun-cil include: Dr. Goldie Byrd of North Carolina A&T State University, Dr. Brittney Cooper of Rutgers University, Dr. Mary Howard Hamilton of Indiana University, Dr. Blair Kelley of North Carolina State University, Dr. Claudia Nelson of Coppin State University, Dr. Riché Richardson of Cornell University, Dr. Natalie Tindall of Georgia State University, and Dr. Floraline I. Stevens, an education consultant. Dr. Claudia Nelson and Dr. Natalie Tindall are currently serving as co-editors of the 2015 edition of PHILLIS. The returning members of the Sister Scholars Advisory Council include Dr. Ramla Bandele of Indiana University-Purdue; Dr. Elizabeth Clark-Lewis of Howard University; Paula J. Giddings of Smith College; Dr. Bever-ly Guy-Sheftall of Spelman College; Dr. Cynthia Never-don- Morton of Coppin State University (recently retired); Deborah Richardson of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights; and Sharnita Johnson of the DREF Board (Ex Officio Member). DREF Board President Alison J. Harmon is chairperson of the Council. At its 2014 fall meeting, the Council selected the theme for the 2015 edition of PHILLIS: “Fortitude: 150 Years of African American Women and Civic Engagement.” A “Call for Papers” was recently issued seeking articles on the leadership and participation of women as leaders and members in organizations and events that will observe milestones in 2015. As the nation reflects upon the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War (1861-1865), this edition of PHILLIS aims to add to the canon and publish works that focus on the contributions of African American women to the freedom struggle in America. The year 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the death of Malcolm X and the centennial year of the Association for the Study of Afri-can American Life and History. In this issue, the content will broadly explore the roles of African-American women over the last 150 years in confronting issues of oppression and providing leadership to bring about change. In the “VOICES” section of the journal, personal narratives will be included about women (Deltas and other women) who have been engaged in fighting oppression and injustice. Visit www.deltafoundation.net/the-center for submission guidelines. The Center was recently given a research project which resulted in the book “Advocacy in Action: 100 Years of Social Action in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.” The lead researcher for the book was Dr. Claudia Nelson, a political scientist. Dr. Nelson and former members of the Sorority’s Social Action Commission comprised the editorial team which produced the book, and it was their decision to donate the “Advocacy in Action” book to The Center to generate funds to advance its work. The book is available for $25 and a tote bag ($65) has been designed reflecting the art work on the book’s cover. Cover art work and bag were designed by Soror Yanique Moore of Prince George’s County Alumnae Chapter. To order items, please visit www.deltafoundation.net. Supporting DREF To support the programs and initiatives of DREF, you can make a tax-deductible donation using any of the following methods: • Mail a check or money order made payable to DREF to 1703 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009 • Establish a direct pay donation from your financial institution. • Schedule a one time or recurring donation by credit card via DREF’s website: https://app.etapestry.com/ cart/DeltaFoundationandEducational/default/index.php. • Mobile Cause—to donate the amount of your choice, text DREF to 41444, then complete the donation form that comes to your phone via text. • Text to Give—to make a $10 donation, text DREF to 80888, then follow instructions that will appear on your phone; please see disclaimer below. • Workplace Giving—many employers offer a variety of ways for employees to make charitable contribu-tions. In private industry, employee contributions are often matched by the employer. To initiate a workplace giving arrangement, contact your Human Resources Department and visit the DREF website to complete the Workplace Giving Form. Federal em-ployees should inquire about the Combined Federal Campaign during the annual fall registration season (federal number for DREF is 11213). • State or Local Government Charitable Campaigns— for most campaigns where DREF is allowed to partic-ipate, the Foundation may be listed as DREF or as a subset of Independent Charities of America (ICA) • United Way—designate DREF as the recipient of your gift by writing “DREF.” TEXT to GIVE A one-time donation of $10.00 will be add-ed to your mobile phone bill. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Message and data rates may apply. Available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. All purchases must be autho-rized by account holder. By participating you certify that you are 18 yrs or older and/or have parental permission. Donations are collected for the benefit of Delta Research and Educa-tional Foundation by the Innogive Foundation and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help. Advocacy in Action* book and tote bag sales benefit DREF’s Center for Research on African American Women. *Publisher’s Note: The Advocacy in Action: 100 Years of Social Action in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. book is a synopsis of the history of social action in Delta Sigma Theta. However, this is not the official history of social action in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


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