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52nd National Convention C O V E R A G E Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, 22nd National President, Dr. Paulette C. Walker, National President, and Soror Carla Harris, co-chair, National Social Action Commission (PICTURED RIGHT) award the Patricia Robers Harris Medallion for Excellence in Government Service Award to Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) during the Social Action Luncheon. PHOTO BY SHARON FARMER JOURNAL Spring 2016 s45 women; at all my sisters, I have no doubt that we will meet the challenges we face,” Lynch said. “I have no doubt that we will be equal to the promise of our histo-ry, and I have no doubt that, to-gether— with the torch of wisdom held high—we will lead the way to a new and brighter world. The luncheon, which was themed: “Lest We Forget: You Have to Know Your History to Know Where You’re Going,” in-cluded the presentation of awards by Dr. Paulette C. Walker, National President and National Social Ac-tion Commission co-chairs Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd, 22nd Na-tional President and Carla Harris. Attorney General Lynch and U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty, (D-Ohio) and member of Delta Sigma Theta, were awarded the Patricia Roberts Har-ris Medallion for Excellence in Gov-ernment Service Award; Sorors Mar-cella Maxwell, a clinical supervisor of teaching fellows at Brooklyn Col-lege and Jacqueline A. Ellis, chief of staff to Texas congressman Al Green (D-Texas) received the Althea T.L. Simmons Social Action Award. “Our soror amplified the pres-ence, the impact, the potential and the precision of our power when it is directed and focused,” said So-ror Harris after Lynch’s speech. “We should articulate that our kids have an opportunity and the right to ac-cess the gateway of education and not a pipeline to prison.” “Now is the time,” Harris added. “We need to use our voice.” s Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Dr. Paulette Walker. PHOTO BY SHARON FARMER “The world has seen the power of Delta—and now is the time to harness that voice, to use it for social action and to advance social justice”


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