Making a Stronger Presence— A Stronger Voice At Delta Days in the Nation’s Capital JOURNAL Summer 2013 s15 The 24th Annual Delta Days in the Nation’s Capital opened the evening of March 2 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center just outside of Washington, D.C. Soror Cynthia M. A. Butler-Mc- Intyre, National President of Delta Sigma Theta, brought greetings and reminded the members of the significance of the weekend. “You stand on the shoulders of giants! Sorors like Shirley Chisolm, Carrie Meek, and Carol Mosley Braun have fought the battles, but it is our time to win the war on poverty, racism, sexism, classism, violence against women, violence against our young men, and the abuse of our children,” said Soror Butler-McIntyre. The Delta Foundation’s 3rd Annual Forum of the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Social Justice Institute immediately followed the Opening Session. Soror Kimberly Trent, member, Social Action Commission, moderated a panel of educators and administrators discussing topics relating to the forum’s theme, “Making the Grade: Achieving Teacher Efficacy.” The Sorority also saluted past and present Delta members in the U.S. Congress. Dr. Paulette Walker, National First Vice President, honored Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), 21st National President, and Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) for their leadership, steadfast efforts and representation of women and the African- American community in the House of Representatives. Former congresswomen Car- By Bernadine Williams Stallings National President, Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre addresses attendees at the 24th Annual Delta Days in the Nation’s Capital. Panel speakers and program participants during Delta Days in the Nation’s Capital. Pictured (Left to Right): National President, Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre; Roland Martin, journalist and political analyst; Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, 21st National President; Dr. Julianne Malveaux, honorary co-chair, National Social Action Commission; The Honorable Gloria Reno, member, National Social Action Commission; Rep. Lois DeBerry, member Social Action Commission and Tennessee General Assembly; Soror Diana Bajoie, former State Senator of New Orleans; Dr. Addie Perkins Williamson, member, National Social Action Commission; and Rev. Gwendolyn E. Boyd, 22nd National President.
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