(played by Stacey Keach) and his mistress (played by Diahann Carroll). A panel discussion followed the standing room only screening. The panel consisted of Facilitator Dr. Jennie Spencer Green, Sister Eva Regina Martin, congregation leader of the Sisters of The Holy Family from New Orleans; Phyllis Beech and Deacon Gregory Patterson of Transfiguration Catholic Church of Los Angeles. s Prairie View Alumnae Chapter hosted an Art Soiree on March 10, 2012. This sold out event featured world renowned artist and New Orleans native, Ted Ellis who gave an extravagant art show and workshop to over 30 participants. The event began with the welcome given by Shanette Johnson, chapter president and the occasion by Soror Jocelyn Whiting, chair of the Art Soiree. During the workshop, attendees were given a portrait to draw of a young lady in red. The show featured drawings of Afrocentric ladies, lady with a red ribbon promoting AIDS awareness, and ladies with ruffles at the bottom of their dresses. Prairie View Alumnae Chapter members present for the event were Sorors Velois Bowers, Burnest Carter, Gwendolyn Burns Carter, Ruthie Simmons- Green, Pamela Ireland, President Shanette Johnson, Kathryn Reed, Carla Ragston, Kem Rucker, Daphne Simmons, Ruth Smith, Carolyn Stevenson, Chair, Jocelyn Whiting, and Vicky Williams. s On Nov. 15, 2011, Mayor Thomas S. Richards issued a proclamation declaring it Delta Day in Rochester, New York. This was an historic event for the city and the Rochester s58 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. Alumnae Chapter—a first for any local fraternity or sorority. Over 30 sorors attended the scheduled activities of Delta Day at City Hall which was organized by the chapter’s Social Action Committee, chaired by Rev. Fannie Ethridge-Reeves. The day began with a meeting with Mayor Richards and his senior staff, Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon and Director of Human Resources, Tassie Demps; Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard; Molly Clifford, a representative for Fire Chief John D. Caufield; Youth Services Commissioner Louis Burgos; and Darryl Porter, assistant to the Mayor. Members also attended the Rochester City Council meeting. The purpose of the day was to help sorors better understand the workings of the city government, to give an opportunity to discuss issues focusing on education, youth services and public safety, and to find potential avenues where the chapter and the city collaborate in the future on issues affecting the Rochester community. Darryl Porter, assistant to the mayor, expressed his enthusiasm about the day and expressed the hope that Delta Day in Rochester would become an annual event. As a result of this event, the chapter developed a partnership with the city's director of human resources. s The San Jose Alumnae Chapter hosted a Community Luncheon in October 2011. The 21st National President, Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio), served as the keynote speaker. Rep. Fudge delivered a passionate speech addressing the theme, “For Such A Time As This — Igniting the Social Consciousness of a Community,” while providing attendees with information about important congressional issues. San Jose Alumnae chapter president, Soror Tina Daniels, welcomed attendees and the event chair, Traci Williams, introduced guests. Special guests included 17th National President, Mona H. Bailey; Regional Representative, Soror Parris Moore; past Farwest Regional Directors, Sorors Doris Britt and Tressa Williams; and co-chair of the National Protocol and Traditions Committee, Soror Regina Pridgeon. The event featured a premiere screening of selected scenes from the Kool World Media documentary, “The Joyce Ann Gaines Story.” The Prairie View Alumnae Chapter Art Soiree participants Members of the Rochester Alumnae Chapter meet with Mayor Thomas Richards of Rochester, N.Y. during Delta Day in Rochester. Mona Humphries Bailey, 17th National President (2nd from left), and Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, 21st National President (CENTER LEFT) join San Jose Alumnae Chapter during a Community Luncheon.
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