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rector of Morgan Stanley. tional wealth,” said Soror Har- “Black women have a par- ris, “you have to fi rst make the ticular set of experiences that money, then you have to know are different from the experi- how to grow the money, and ences of black men because of lastly, you must know how to our gender identity,” noted Dr. protect your money.” Guy-Sheftall. “It is also the case, General Session One con- that while we share lots of com- cluded with a spoken word pre- monalities as black women, we sentation by Soror Yorri Berry, also have a lot of differences.” inspired by the conference She noted differences be- theme. tween black women such as General Session Two was class, color, sexual orientation, dedicated to an international fo- religion and ideological per- cus driven by the motivational spective. Dr. Tererai Trent shares her story as a young girl growing and oral autobiography of Dr. While addressing key issues up in rural Zimbabwe, dreaming of an education. PHOTO BY Tererai Trent. Trent’s story be- of the day related to health and SHARON FARMER gan in a Zimbabwean village, wellness, Dr. Elders touched on where education was not an the power that comes with be- dependent on the health, education option for girls, but only mar- ing healthy, black and female. and wellness of us women, and black riage at a very young age. Her story “Let me just tell you, the most women in particular.” continues as she has reached mil- important thing you do, whatever Soror Harris shared the impor- lions with her message about the im- you do,” said Dr. Elders, “you can tance of having a healthy relation- portance of education and women’s do it better if you are healthy…We ship with money in order to create empowerment—turning oppression all know that health and education generational wealth. into opportunity for women and their and wealth in any nation is directly “Before you can have genera- children. ALL ABOARD THE DELTA TRAIN—FINAL DESTINATION: CENTENNIAL 2013 CENTENNIAL 2013 …First Stop: San Juan, Puerto Rico! BY DAPHNE MONIX HIGGINS AND ELLA MCNAIR “ held prior to the opening of dent. The featured song was “Weonce again led by the National Presi-ll Aboard the Delta Train” wasAAre Family” by Sister Sledge.the Hortense Golden Canady International Women’s Conference The fi nal song for the event was in San Juan, Puerto Rico as a kick- “The Wobble.” The crowd cheered off event to Centennial 2013. Delta and clapped loudly, setting the stage Sigma Theta Sorority’s National for the “Wobble” to begin. While Membership Services Committee co- “The Wobble” is the name of a song ordinated this exciting and energetic and a dance to many, it also served activity. The activities began with as an acronym suitable for the Mem- greetings and words of inspiration Delta’s National Membership Services bership Services Committee’s Centen- from National President Cynthia M. Committee welcome sorors to hop nial kick-off activity. “The Wobble,” aboard the Delta Train. A. Butler-McIntyre. She was the train (Women Operating Beyond BeLief conductor! the National Executive Committee, Exceptionally), coupled with “Love The fi regional directors and regional rep- Train” and “We are Family,” brought rst song for this “train ride” was “Love Train” by the O’Jays. There resentatives. All sorors were asked together sorors of all ages from across was a line of sorors that wrapped to “get aboard” by joining the line the world to fellowship, reunite and around the ballroom of the conven- behind their regional offi to start the boarding process of the cers. tion center. Soror Butler-McIntyre The next step of the activity was “All Aboard Campaign.” ▲ led the line, followed by members of the “Sisterhood Soul Train” line— 11 ▲ JOURNAL Summer 2012


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