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Recent events related to Wisconsin’s April Primary Election and COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) show how much Milwaukee’s African American voices need to be heard on all levels of government. Our voices need to be heard on issues ranging from having access to funding for education to access to quality healthcare for all.
On Wednesday, April 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host “Communities Making a Difference: A Virtual Town Hall Meeting.” This free event will feature questions from the audience and will be moderated by the Democratic National Convention Host Committee Chief Operating Officer Paula Penebaker, and Reggie Brown, V100.7’s On-Air Afternoon Personality. Guests include elected and city officials from City and County of Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin. To register, go to dstmilwaukee.org or click here.
Delta’s virtual town hall meeting, sponsored by its Social Action Committee, aims to increase the awareness of why it’s so important to participate in the 2020 Census. In addition, the event will address how Milwaukee’s African American community has suffered such a disproportionate number of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) cases and what can be done to reduce and prevent the spread as well as prevent future public health emergencies.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities. Today Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has over 250,000 initiated members and more than 900 chapters worldwide, including seven in Wisconsin. The Sorority uses its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement to create its national and local programs.