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Regional ConferenceH I G H L I G H T S building new prisons based on third grade test scores.” She also mentioned the audi- ence needs to be more vocal about voter ID laws, new legislation for mortgage qualifi ca- tion and redistricting. Soror Angela McKenzie, president of Talladega County Alumnae Chapter in Alabama, was moved by Soror Boyd’s refer- ence to the cradle to prison pipeline. She said it inspired her to fi c ne tune a specifi chapter program. “We have a work- Sorors gather for an early morning workouts during Delta S.I.Z.E.D./Project SHAPE during the Southern Re- shop we present for gional Conference. PHOTO BY D. DENISE PETERSON SAT counseling and ACT counseling, and Rev. Boyd also spoke about the Soror White. how to go to college and how to fund upcoming Presidential Election. During closing remarks, Rev. it,” she said. “We really need to ramp “Election 2012 is so critical, that we Boyd talked about what sorors will it up...We need to go back and really can’t even put it into words,” she face as they work to have a stronger get ourselves re-invigorated to target said. “We need to be at polls, sign up presence and voice in their communi- students to let them know that col- as election judges and poll watchers, ties. “Yes, the enemy is going to come lege is the option, prison is not.” and get our friends and relatives to against you, because you’re doing the polls to vote.” the right thing,” she said. “But, you Soror Kara have to say to the enemy and all the White said she and detractors—if they bring something sorors of Kappa to you, ‘Bring it!’” ▲ Upsilon Chapter at Auburn Univer- SOUTHERN REGIONAL sity will make sure CONFERENCE HOST CHAPTERS: they are in the Memphis Alumnae forefront before Shelby County (TN) Alumnae election time. She Alpha Upsilon said Rev. Boyd’s Epsilon Kappa message sparked Rho Gamma her desire to do more. SOUTHERN REGIONAL “It really made CONFERENCE me want to get CO-COORDINATORS: up, spring into Beverly Robertson, Memphis Alumnae action and jump Barbara T. Scott, Shelby County (TN) Soror Zamyra Lambert, acting Southern regional representative out and be more Alumnae and Soror Lois Gilder, interim Southern regional director at the involved in the 43rd Southern Regional Conference. PHOTO BY D. DENISE PETERSON community,” said 48 ▲ DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.


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