NEWS FROM THE GRAND BASILEUS
|International Grand Basileus Deborah Catchings-Smith
Greetings Sorors Philos and Rhoers!
March is the month we observe and honor the significant contributions of women around the world. We particularity salute all Sorors and Affiliates of Sigma Gamma Rho for the tremendous work being done that aligns with our mission to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally. It is with great anticipation that we will hear about and celebrate the positive impacts made in our communities during the 2018 Regional Conferences. Additionally, we are thrilled about meeting newly inducted Sorors, Philos and Rhoers over the next several weeks at the conferences.
United Nations Women's Commission on the Status of Women
(CSW) Conference Representation
This year's United Nations Women's Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Conference is scheduled for March 12 - 23 in New York. While we are not hosting a session, we are pleased to announce the sorority has been invited to provide a panelist for two sessions:
Tuesday, March 13, 4:30 p.m. - The Gallery, 4W, 43rd St.
"Empowering Adolescent Girls: A Tool to Achieving Gender Equality"
Hosted by Tabitha Cumi Foundation (Nigeria)
Representing Sigma Gamma Rho - Soror Yvonne Pointer, noted author, speaker, activist and philanthropist
Thursday, March 22, 2:30 p.m. - Church Center for the United Nations, 10th Floor
"The Intersectionality of Race, Class and Gender for Black Women in the Americas - Residing in Rural Areas"
Hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Representing Sigma Gamma Rho - Soror Donita Devance, Eta Nu Sigma Chapter and SGRho representative to the U.N.
We are asking all Sorors in the New York area to support the two U.N. sessions. We applaud the leadership of Sorors Pointer and Devance and know they will represent us well! We also want to thank Past International Grand Basileus Joann Loveless for her dedication and leadership.
March of Dimes March for Babies Campaign
We are excited about the upcoming March of Dimes March for Babies Campaign. We will have another opportunity to give babies a fighting chance! As announced during the fall 2017 Area Meetings, our 2018 goal remains at $165,000 to support mothers and babies. You don't want to miss the webinar on Wednesday, March 14 at 8:30 p.m. ET to learn more information and to receive fundraising tips.
National Webinars and Membership Engagement Initiatives
Women's History Month
We celebrate our history. We celebrate our sisterhood. We celebrate our strength.
"Don't mistake politeness for lack of strength."
-- Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor