51sNt ational Convention Cov era g e Collegiate Sorors Take Over DC By Libra White Delegates participating in the 2013 Collegiate Day during the 51st National Convention pause to hear motivational words from the au-thor of “When and Where I Enter” and “In Search of Sisterhood,” Soror Paula Giddings. PHOTO BY MARK GAIL The 2013 Collegiate Day was held excitement.” her to write “In Search of Sisterhood” on July 11, 2013 during the 51st During the opening, Soror Carla and took questions from the colle-giate National Convention. Themed, Harris, managing director at Morgan sorors, who were overjoyed to “The Takeover: 1 Day. 1 Vision. 1 Sis-terhood. Stanley, and Soror Tamla Oates-For-ney, greet her. 1 Hundred,” the Collegiate senior vice president of Human UrbanCusp founder and Washing-ton Take Over consisted of thousands Resources for GE Africa, both spoke Post columnist, Rahiel Tesfamar-iam, of collegiate sorors representing all about how happy they were to be moderated a power lunch panel. seven regions of the Sorority partici-pating sponsoring a day like this. The panelists, who are all members in various activities held at Just a few weeks after the event, of the Sorority, included: actress the Walter E. Washington Convention President Obama appointed Soror Keshia Knight Pulliam; Dr. Johnnetta Center. Harris to be the chair of the National B. Cole, director of the Smithson-ian “It was an awesome day and the Women’s Business Council, making National Museum of African Art; first of its kind,” recalls Soror Chelsea her participation even more special Deborah Elam, chief diversity officer C. Hayes, immediate past national for those who attended. of GE; and Paula Madison, chairman second vice president, who orga-nized The day included a surprise and CEO of Madison Media Manage-ment. the event. “It was especially meeting and picture with Soror Paula memorable because of the Centen-nial Giddings. She shared what inspired “I would say the highlight of the s24 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.
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